UPEI Student Union Welcomes New Collective Agreement
– For Immediate Release –
09 November 2016 – Charlottetown, PE
The University of Prince Edward Island Student Union welcomes the new collective agreement between the UPEI Board of Governors and the UPEI Faculty Association.
“We congratulate the Board of Governors and the Faculty Association on their ability to reach an agreement that satisfies both parties’ interests while also supporting the interests of students,” said Nathan Hood, President of the UPEI Student Union.
The UPEI Student Union commends both parties for reaching an agreement without a labour disruption. The Student Union is also pleased that Student Opinion on Teaching Surveys, one of its academic advocacy priorities, have been addressed in the new agreement.
As part of the collective agreement, a new ad-hoc committee will be established to review existing practice and examine other procedures with the aim to continue enhancing teaching and learning at UPEI. This committee, chaired by the UPEI Vice-President Academic and Research, will feature a faculty representative from each faculty and school, as well as three Student Union representatives.
“We believe the formation of the new committee is a positive step forward, and one that will ensure that students receive the best possible learning experience at UPEI,” added Hood. “We look forward to working collegially with our faculty and administration in this area.”
Both student representatives on the UPEI Board of Governors voted in favour of the collective agreement. The agreement is in effect from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2020.
President, UPEI SU