The following are brief statements from York units and departments regarding remediation and return to classes.
On March 24, 2015, the STS Graduate Program Executive unanimously passed the following motion:
Having reviewed the graduate courses and consulted with current course directors, STS Graduate Exec has determined that under present conditions it is impossible to maintain academic integrity; therefore graduate classes are suspended until a settlement is reached and the strike is over.
It is with the greatest respect and a full appreciation of the complexities and difficulties you face that I write to express my concerns about the current situation we are all coping with. I am a member of the York contract faculty (CUPE 3903 Unit 2) and teach in the Faculty of Education. I am also a former secondary school teacher and department head with many years of classroom experience at that educational level. York University has been a significant part of my life – academically, professionally, and even personally – since I first entered Glendon College as a member of its founding class in 1966. Over my years as an undergraduate and graduate student, I earned the majority of my degrees including my doctorate from this great university, where I had the honour and privilege of studying with some of its finest professors.
The following is the speech by Elizabeth Dauphinee to LA&PS Faculty Council as the mover of the first motion.
Motions passed at the special meeting of LA&PS Faculty Council on March 23, 2015 More…
March 23, 2015 statement:
Given the recommendations of LA&PS Faculty Council of March 23, we have conducted a review of our courses and concluded that the academic integrity of all courses is compromised. As such, we have revisited the remediation plan of March 17 and have determined that as of March 23, all undergraduate and graduate courses at both Keele and Glendon campuses are suspended until a settlement is reached and the strike is over.
See below for the School of Social Work Response to Remediation Framework and the School of Social Work Announcement.
Senate Meeting, Senate Policy: Questions for discussion
The agenda distributed in advance of Monday’s Senate meeting (16 March 2015) frames the meeting explicitly as an information and discussion session, where already made and finalized decisions by Senate Executive will be presented and discussed. The Senate Executive rationale for this meeting states, “members of the Committee felt it was important to meet…to inform senators of the actions it has taken and to facilitate discussion of the academic implications of the current disruption.” There will be no votes or motions.
YUFA and CUPE 3903 Unit 2 members of the History Department register their profound disappointment at and strong disapproval of the way in which different levels of the university administration – at the level of our Faculty, Senate, the Provost, and the President – have handled the current CUPE 3903 strike.
The Department of Film asserts that, after four days of remediation, the
academic integrity of our courses has been deeply undermined by the
Institutional Remediation Guidelines from Senate Executive and the AMPD
Remediation Framework More…