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Campaign Launch #uoDISsatisfaction The time has come to mobilize for a higher quality of education! Thus, we are pleased to announce the launch of our campaign. To give you some context, APTPUO has not been invited to participate in the discussions reg

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June 2020 Newsletter


Wednesday, June 24 2020 Campaign announcement Have you experienced any of the following? Transition to distance learning Lack of technological support /out of pocket expenses Discrimination / harassment / inequity with the distance education model Extr

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APTPUO Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Black Racism


Friday, June 19, 2020 Located on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory, the APTPUO represents part-time professors on the campuses of the University of Ottawa.  The APTPUO expresses firm solidarity with those presently fighting for equality and

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Town Hall Meeting!


APTPUO members are invited to participate in the next Town Hall Meeting. The Town Hall will be held in two sessions, one in English and one in French, to facilitate the presentation. You are invited to attend both sessions.  English Session: Monday, Ju

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May Updates


Letter of Understanding for the Spring-Summer Term Student Evaluation Like the Winter term, evaluations will not be considered in a detrimental way for members who teach one or more courses in the Spring and Summer term. The Association has signed a le

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Follow-up # 6 | Transitioning to distance learning – Coronavirus


Basic guide to adapt your course to distance learning The circumstances of the past weeks created a lot of challenges for the academic staff. The most challenging one- no doubt- has been the need to transform your course to distance learning.  In this

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Share, Exchange, Collaborate: APTPUO Online Forums


The APTPUO now has online discussion forums, accessed from the top menu. Do you have a question to ask arising from the pandemic, but want to do so anonymously? Do you have tips to share about distance education? Do you want to get insights from other

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Frequently Asked Questions re: COVID-19


Want to find an answer to a question you may have that pertains to the impact of COVID-19 on your workplace? The questions and answers below will be updated as often as possible. NEW Q: Do you have resources to help me with my spring/summer course? The

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Follow-up # 5 | Transitioning to distance learning – Coronavirus


Greetings, As we are entering the fourth week to transition successfully amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, we have now successfully completed the teaching component of the semester. You should take some time to congratulate yourself. It has been an incredi

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Follow-up #4 – Coronavirus: Transition to distance learning


Greetings, The Association has been able to finalize several letters of understanding and continues its discussions with the administration. Here are the last details: COMPENSATION FOR EXTRA-WORK LOAD AND ONLINE TRAINING AND TLSS SUPPORT We are continu

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Follow-up #3 – Coronavirus: Transition to distance learning


Greetings, The Association has been in close contact with the Administration in order to find solutions that will minimize the impact of the current crisis for our diverse membership. You will find in this email the latest developments regarding how CO

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Resources for part-time professors in light of COVID-19 in-person teaching cancellation


Dear Colleagues, As you know, COVID-19 is a highly contagious respiratory illness that has become an epidemic, and lacking a vaccine ‘social-distancing’ is for the moment the only real tool to combat it. Accordingly, schools which operate on the basis

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