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
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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