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OUTSIDER: the VOICE of the TUTOR     Volume 7 Issue 3

Visit our New Facebook Page!

We have started a new Facebook Page to help keep our members informed and up to date on the latest labour news that affects them. Be sure to Follow or Like us at www.facebook.com/cupe3911. Our old Facebook page will be deactivated in the near future.

Fruit of the Poisonous Tree

Athabasca University, like a number of other universities, uses student opinion surveys to evaluate teaching competence.  All academics are vulnerable to these kinds of evaluations but those who are part-time and/or on contract are especially vulnerable as their livelihood basically depends on getting good results on these instruments...

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Academic Integrity Issues

All members of CUPE3911 might have to potentially deal with matters of academic integrity. This is a very complicated issue because it is hard to prove, technologies have made its definition and detection more complicated and difficult, and its occurrence has potentially very serious consequences for all parties... ​

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Course Hero of Villain?


At recent Academic Learning Environment Committee and Faculty Council meetings there have been presentations on a crowdsourced online learning platform called Course Hero (www.coursehero.com/). Course Hero is a paper and assignment mill, but with a difference – the site allows students to download assignments after they have uploaded a certain number of their own assignments...

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CUPE 3911 Professional Titles

CUPE members have a lot of different titles at AU, and for some time the union has been working to update and consolidate these so that they are more representative of what we do...

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CUPE 3911 Report to CUPE AB All Presidents Meeting

View our 2016 CUPE Alberta All Presidents Report, presented on Feb. 3, 2017, but Co-Chair Dougal MacDonald.

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Get Involved in International Women's Day March!

 

International Women’s Day Rally and March
Sunday, March 5, 2017
1:00 PM:  Gather at Winston Churchill Square, downtown Edmonton.
2:30 PM: Cultural Forum in the City Hall Foyer


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Next CUPE General Membership Meeting:
March 25, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Members Welcome!

Come in person or teleconference available.

Email cupe3911.com for Agenda and call in details or to confirm the meeting location.

The CUPE newsletter is published by Local 3911. We welcome your submissions, letters and comments. Opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the author and not necessarily those of CUPE Local 3911.

Communications Officer: Dougal MacDonald
Copyright © 2017 CUPE Local 3911, All rights reserved.


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Next CUPE General Membership Meeting:
January 21, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
All Members Welcome!

Come in person or teleconference available.

Email cupe3911.com for Agenda and call in details or to confirm the meeting location.

The CUPE newsletter is published by Local 3911. We welcome your submissions, letters and comments. Opinions expressed in this newsletter are those of the author and not necessarily those of CUPE Local 3911.

Communications Officer: Dougal MacDonald
Copyright © 2017 CUPE Local 3911, All rights reserved.


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