Monthly Archives: August 2020

Fall 2020 Orientation

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Join us for our fall orientation for the 2020/21 academic year on September 3rd, from 2 to 3PM via Teams. Find out more about OCADFA, what we do and how we support you in your work at OCAD University.


OCADFA Notes: Our Labour in Times of COVID-19

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OCADFA Notes, Issue 4, Aug 20, 2020 This issue is composed of text, images, and sounds, and carries energies and perspectives that are uniquely tied together, and are full of potential for fostering solidarity, collegiality, collaboration, and dare we say, creative interventions and effects that point toward what is often overlooked and taken for granted.   …Continue Reading


Sessionals Maximum Course Load

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Dear sessional colleagues, I have received a question about the maximum of courses that can be taught by a sessional instructor and whether this maximum has been reduced. The maximum course load for sessionals is 5 half credits. Last year the Administration unilaterally reduced the course load and refused to assign courses over 4. In order to   …Continue Reading


Accessibility & IP Notes

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Dear colleagues: some notes on recent communications from Administration: Accessibility & Workload OCADFA resoundingly supports Administration’s recent communication that outlines the need to make course materials accessible for our students.  However, there are some concerns that arise from Admin’s communication on this issue.  In an email sent to all faculty on August 10th, the VPAP   …Continue Reading


OCADFA Joins Student Union in call for Action on Sexual Assault Allegations

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Dear colleagues, Recently a number of OCAD University students and community members have come forward with their experiences of sexual violence in the University.  OCADFA stands in support of the OCAD Student Union’s call for Administration to actively and immediately support student survivors.  Under OCAD U’s Policy on Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-based   …Continue Reading


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