Joint Task Force

From time to time, different ’Joint Task Force’ committees are formed with Administration to deal with various issues which affect the Faculty Association membership. In all cases, the committees report their activities and findings through to Executive Committee and Faculty Association Council.

Joint Task Force on the Gender Pay Gap

WUFA's reps:
Dr. Nancy McNevin, Human Kinetics
Dr. Audra Ong, Odette School of Business
Dr. Jill Urbanic, Faculty of Engineering

Administration's reps: TBA

Since the publication in Canadian Journal of Higher Education, volume 49, No.1, 2019 of the paper 'More Than a Pipeline Problem: Evaluating the Gender Pay Gap in Canadian Academia from 1996 to 2016' B. Momani, E. Dreher, K. Williams, concerns have been raised regarding its findings.  The publication revieals that, amongst all members of the the Council of Ontario Universities, (excuding one) the Univeristy of Windsor was found to have the largest pay gap (5.6%) amoungst those earning greater than $100,000.

In response to these findings, the University of Windsor Administration and the Windsor univeristy Faculty Association have committed to jointly conducting an internal review to investigate the findings of the paper, through the establishement of a Teask Force on the Gender Pay Gap.

Proposed Membership: Equal representation
2 co-chairs
4 members, 2 appointed each by the Association and the Administration
Terms of Reference and guiding principles of the Task Force will be determined by its members.

Proposed Objectives:
To investigate the findings of the paper and gender wage gaps amongst full time faculty members.
To communicate broadly the work of the group and its findings.
To respond to the concerns raised.
To make recommendations based on its findings.

Proposed Process:
Methodology of the analysis will be agreed upon by the Task Force and will be conducted by subject matter experts with support from:

  • Institutional Analysis
  • Human Resources:
  • Information Technology Services