I was Supervisor of the Writing Centre at the Univ. of New Brunswick,
Saint John for a number of years and am now retired. I worked hard to have
my position changed from administrative professional to academic, for all
the reasons Margaret explained, but was unsuccessful. I would say that it
would be advantageous to have this changed now, as you begin your work,
before you get locked into the other type of appointment. I agree completely
with Margaret's analysis.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pat Saunders" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2004 10:22 AM
Subject: Introduction and request for information
> Hello All,
> I am new to the list and to CASLL. Last July I became Director of
> the new Writing Centre at St.Mary's.Previously I was at Dalhousie for
> three years where I introduced a retention credit-based courses--
> "Foundations for Learning" and "Foundations for Science Learning" and
> before that taught for a number of years in the Writing Program at
> Rutgers University.
> I am writing today with a request for information concerning the
> types of appointments held by other Writing Centre Directors. My
> position is an administrative professional appointment reporting
> directly to the VP Academic&Research. The Faculty Union here has
> challenged the nature of
> the position arguing that it should be an Academic ( not a faculty
> one--something more like our University Librarians hold) appointment,
> and thus covered under the collective agreement.
> There appear to be advantages for each type of appointment, and it is
> not yet clear what the result of Union's challenge will be.
> I am wondering if there is any consistency in the types of
> appointments Directors at other institutions hold, and would appreciate
> any information or reflections on the issue you might be
> willing to share.
> Thanks and I hope to meet many of you at Inkshed in May.
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