From the TRUFA By-Laws:
One representative to serve on . . . the . . . FPSE Educational Policy Committee shall be elected to a two (2) year term and shall be eligible for re-election at the end of the term.
This representative is elected at the TRUFA Annual General Meeting. There will be one vacancy to be elected at the 2018 AGM.
Two meetings per year—one in the Fall and one in the Winter semesters—in Vancouver, Friday evening and all day Saturday. Preparation of short TRUFA report to the FPSE Committee meetings, and preparation of a short report to the TRUFA Executive and Newsletter.
In addition to being familiar with the terms of reference and mandate of the committee, the TRUFA representative should be prepared to understand specific TRU issues that arise, report them to the FPSE committee meetings, and report back to TRUFA with information from the other 17 FPSE local associations to be published in the TRUFA Newsletter.
1. To advise the Presidents’ Council on education policy issues.
2. To review the literature on post-secondary education and advise Presidents’ Council of emerging trends.
3. To monitor the education policy of similar labour organizations: BCFL [BC Federation of Labour], BCTF [BC Teachers’ Federation], CLC [Canadian Labour Congress], CUFA/BC [Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC], CAUT [Canadian Association of University Teachers], ACIFA [Alberta College and Institute Faculty Associations], etc.
4. To analyze the initiatives of federal and provincial governments and to formulate necessary positions.
5. To review the positions of faculty professional organizations.
6. To review the activities of education organizations such as ACCC [Association of Canadian Community Colleges], AUCC [Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada], BCCAT [BC Council on Admissions & Transfer], BCcampus, etc.
7. To develop and recommend specific education policy to the Presidents’ Council as needed.