Re: Unpaid uncredited teaching/Banking

nuri t jazairi (nuri@YORKU.CA)
Fri, 9 Jan 1998 14:08:24 -0500


Louise Ripley wrote:

>"We need a system of open books in every area of
accounting. We need to know who is
getting paid what for doing what, who is getting
overload for what, who has what
special deals arranged, who is able to get things that
the rest of us can't get,
who gets trips, who gets money, who gets trips AND
money...

YUFA walked the picket lines for 55 days and one of our
major issues was EQUITY.
EQUITY does not only mean eliminating the $13,500
difference in average
professorial salaries between men and women, EQUITY
means that faculty members work
>under the same rule structure."

Louise - brilliant, thank you. I am forwarding (with
your permission) your comment to my department and to
the Faculty of Arts discussion list. Private deals and
questionable deals in the Faculty of Arts date back to
the early 1980s but things got worse since. If and when
they 'open the books' some people at York might join
Alan Eagleson in shame if not in prison.

Nuri Jazairi

On Fri, 9 Jan 1998, Louise Ripley wrote:
>
> I reply here to a note on YUFA-L, but I write to Atkinson Forum as well, because it
> is relevant to the Town Hall meeting on January 29.
>
> It all comes back to our cry from the strike "OPEN THE BOOKS!"
>
> I was in a department meeting yesterday (AK/ADMS) and our Chair Henry Bartel
> mentioned that if any of us had special deals arranged about "carrying forward"
> courses - what used to be called "banking" - we had better cash them in quick
> because things are changing. [This refers to the practice of teaching a course,
> say, in Fall 1996 for no pay, but then crediting it against your required teaching
> in 1997-98.]
>
> Good old Louise, thinking herself so clever, remembering that banking of courses
> was eliminated in the term of the dean one before the last, mentioned this. Oh, no,
> she was informed, you can still do it as long as you don't call it "banking," and
> as long as you "justify it."
>
> Justify what and to whom and how? I was told "NO BANKING." So, I have colleagues
> who have been able to "bank" courses all these years, while those of us who read
> the rules and followed them, have not been able to do this.
>
> We need a system of open books in every area of accounting. We need to know who is
> getting paid what for doing what, who is getting overload for what, who has what
> special deals arranged, who is able to get things that the rest of us can't get,
> who gets trips, who gets money, who gets trips AND money...
>
> YUFA walked the picket lines for 55 days and one of our major issues was EQUITY.
> EQUITY does not only mean eliminating the $13,500 difference in average
> professorial salaries between men and women, EQUITY means that faculty members work
> under the same rule structure.
>
> I'm forwarding this to the Atkinson Forum as well, because on January 29, at 3:00
> p.m. in the Harry Crowe room, Atkinson is holding the first of its "town hall"
> meetings to discuss things which the community would like to talk about. This is my
> contribution. I'm tired of special deals.
>
> Louise
> --
> M. Louise Ripley, M.B.A., Ph.D.
> Member - York University Faculty Association
> Associate Professor-Marketing, Women's Studies, & Environmental Studies
> York University, North York, Ontario
> (416) 736-2100 x66653 Home: (416) 284-8823
>
>
> Michael Wharton wrote [on YUFA-L]:
>
> > If you taught on "overload", the rate for this is given in
> > the collective agreement. If they didn't pay you, GRIEVE IT! That's
> > what the grievance process is for. USE IT OR LOSE IT.
> >
> > Michael Wharton
>