Faculty Handbook Revisions

Tyndale’s Board of Governors last approved our joint Faculty Handbook on 25 April 2008. This week the President announced a process by which the entire faculty can participate in a major review of the document this summer. Ultimately, the goal is to have the Director of Human Resources present a fully revised Faculty Handbook to the Board later in 2015.

Review of the Faculty Handbook has been divided into four blocks, with four dates for each block. All faculty members are expected to participate in at least one session from each of the four blocks.

Block I: Intro, Sections 1 to 8.6 inclusively (2 hrs)
Friday, May 22nd, from 12:30 p.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Wednesday, May 27th, from 2:00 p.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Thursday, June 4th, from 9:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Wednesday, June 10th, from 1:00 p.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Block II: Sections 9 to 13.6 inclusively (3 hrs)
Thursday, June 11th, from 9:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Tuesday, July 7th, from 10:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Thursday, July 16th, from 1:00 p.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Wednesday, July 22nd, from 9:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Block III: Sections 14 to 20.3 inclusively (3 hrs)
Wednesday, June 17th, from 9:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Friday, July 10th, from 9:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Thursday, July 23rd, from 1:00 p.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Tuesday, August 11th, from 10:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Block IV: Sections 21 onwards (3 hrs)
Thursday, June 18th, from 9:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Tuesday, July 14th, from 10:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Wednesday, July 29th, from 9:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)
Thursday, August 13th, from 10:00 a.m. (Executive Boardroom)

Because TUCFA leadership would like to see faculty participate in this review to the fullest extent possible, it will post accurate and up-to-date information about the scope and timing of the block sessions here on tucfa.ca.

In chronological sequence the 16 scheduled sessions are as follows. If anyone has strong concerns about a particular block, then by all means attend and speak up at multiple sessions for that block.

Date Time Room Block
May 22 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. CH306 I
May 27 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CH306 I
June 4 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. CH306 I
June 10 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. CH306 I
June 11 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CH306 II
June 17 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CH306 III
June 18 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CH306 IV
July 7 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CH306 II
July 10 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CH306 III
July 14 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CH306 IV
July 16 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CH306 II
July 22 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CH306 II
July 23 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. CH306 III
July 29 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CH306 IV
August 11 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CH306 III
August 13 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. CH306 IV

Additionally, for those who must miss one or more blocks, HR has offered a “remedial session” to recap the entire Faculty Handbook.

Remedial Session: All sections (3 hrs, by confirmed presence only)
Thursday, August 20th, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Executive Boardroom)

Introducing tucfa.ca

Today the Tyndale University College Faculty Association, TUCFA, announces the launch of its official website, tucfa.ca.

Below are some resources that may be of interest.

Faculty Associations in Canada

Academic Freedom

In General

In Christian Institutions