Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Welcome back to campus from FAUW!

We at FAUW hope you had a fantastic summer, full of lots of research and course prep and writing…right?

To help you kick off the new school year, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your Faculty Association:

1. Find out who your FAUW reps are

Browse the new board and staff member bios on our website and get to know who we are and what we do.

2. Stay in touch 

Stay up-to-date on what FAUW is doing and issues affecting faculty at UW through our blog and social media accounts (we’re on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+).

Sign up to get blog posts delivered to your email.

Find out about gender and equity events and news by subscribing to the Equity Update newsletter.

3. Make sure you’re a member

Become an active FAUW member by signing up on our website (you are already represented by us and paying dues, but need to fill out the membership form once in your career).

4. Join the Council of Representatives

We are looking forward to enhancing our communication with members this year, in part by redefining and revalorizing our Council of Representatives. If you have are interested in representing your unit on the Council, talk to your Chair or to Bryan Tolson, FAUW’s vice president.

5. Attend a new faculty event

A special welcome goes to our new faculty members! We have events designed for you coming up on October 19: come meet new colleagues, eat, drink, and compare notes! Not-so-new faculty are also invited to welcome your new colleagues and share tips for adjusting to Waterloo. Stay tuned to our website for more details soon!.

6. Save the date: don’t miss these other FAUW events

7. Tell us what’s up

We need to know what issues our members are facing so we can address them. There are a number of ways you can let us know how we can help:
  • Provide feedback in response to emails and social media and blog posts about what we're currently working on. Your comments will reach members of the board and inform FAUW's position.
  • Bring new issues to our attention via social media, this blog or by getting in touch with any of our board members.
  • If you're dealing with an individual workplace problem, contact the Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee for personalized support.

8. Browse the archives

See what we've been up to over the last little while by browsing past blog posts and news items on our website. Or use the tags to delve into a particular issue.


Wishing you a productive and enjoyable fall semester,

The FAUW Board of Directors

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