Monday, April 28, 2014

Why UW? Reflections on How UW Operates

David Porreca, FAUW President

In my 22 months’ experience as FAUW President, I have had the opportunity to attend a number of meetings with my counterpart colleagues from other institutions at the provincial level under the auspices of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA – of which our own Kate Lawson is President) and at the federal level under the Canadian Association of University Teachers(CAUT). At these meetings one thing inevitably stands out to me in the starkest possible terms: how differently UW operates as compared to other institutions.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Random Reflections on MOOCS - Your Research in the Form of a Kitten

George Freeman, FAUW Past President

What a wonderful world that has comedians in it!  I say this because people sometimes ask what it’s like (from the point of view of an engineer in my case) to be involved with university politics through FAUW or its umbrella organizations (OCUFA and CAUT).  It’s really hard to explain but if you have seven minutes and thirty-four seconds to spare, you can actually sample the emotional side of the story via a satirical video entitled “The Expert (Short Comedy Sketch)”  by Lauris Beinerts which has swept through the gossip channels of the technology world this past week

Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

FAUW Video: Being President

In our first video, David Porreca discusses some of the triumphs and some of the trials of being president of FAUW. Look either here or on our YouTube channel for a new video every Friday, at least until summer. If you're a faculty member and would like to talk about your teaching, research, service, or have another video idea, please let us know on Twitter!

We hope to see you next week on Tuesday, April 8, from 11:00 - 13:00 in DC 1302. Join us for lunch and a discussion of issues currently facing faculty members at Waterloo.