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For informational purposes:

October 8, 2008

Excerpts from the UNESCO resolution “Concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel,” (Nov. 11/97) to which Canada has agreed (emphasis added):

From VI. Rights and freedoms of higher-education teaching personnel:

B. Self-governance and collegiality

31. Higher-education teaching personnel should have the right and opportunity, without discrimination of any kind, according to their abilities, to take part in the governing bodies and to criticize the functioning of higher education institutions, including their own, while respecting the right of other sections of the academic community to participate, and they should also have the right to elect a majority of representatives to academic bodies within the higher education institution.

32. The principles of collegiality include academic freedom, shared responsibility, the policy of participation of all concerned in internal decision making structures and practices, and the development of consultative mechanisms. Collegial decision-making should encompass decisions regarding the administration and determination of policies of higher education, curricula, research, extension work, the allocation of resources and other related activities, in order to improve academic excellence and quality for the benefit of society at large.

One Comment
  1. Linda Hansen permalink
    October 9, 2008 7:18 am

    This is interesting — do you know that librarians, who are faculty at UNB, have no right to vote for those nominated as faculty representatives on the UNBSJ Senate? — and no right be nominated or to run for election as a faculty rep on the Senate?

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