Standing Committees

MUFA Standing Committees

ACADEMIC AFFAIRS deals with issues affecting teaching and research, ranging from classroom size to the encouragement of academic excellence at McMaster.

HUMAN RIGHTS is concerned with the principles of equal rights and equal opportunities. Questions involving harassment, discrimination, employment equity and status of women will be addressed by this group.

MEMBERSHIP serves as a liaison with new members and participates in activities regarding orientation of new faculty.

PENSION monitors the work of the University’s Pension Trust Committee and of any other committees struck to deal with pension issues. Makes recommendations and provides explanations regarding pension issues to the Executive and to the membership in a user-friendly format.

PUBLIC RELATIONS edits the Association’s Newsletter and advises in the preparation of official MUFA documents or press releases.

REMUNERATION is responsible for salary and benefit matters. It decides which salary and benefit items are to be given priority in negotiations with the Administration, and prepares a brief on these. This brief is submitted to the membership for approval at a General Meeting held in December or January. The Chair of this Committee represents MUFA on the OCUFA Collective Bargaining Committee.

SPECIAL ENQUIRIES AND GRIEVANCES assists members of the Faculty Association in obtaining information on University procedures, and helps to resolve individual grievances on a confidential basis. Assistance is available only to members of the Association. Although the Faculty Association is not obligated to assist non-members of the Association, it monitors all grievance procedures in order to protect the rights of its members.

TENURE is responsible for monitoring existing University policies with respect to Academic Appointments, Tenure and Promotion of Faculty, and examines any changes proposed for these Policies.