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Get Involved: FPSE Education Policy Committee

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.

Positions Available:

This representative is elected at the TRUFA Annual General Meeting. There will be one vacancy to be elected at the 2018 AGM.

Time Commitment:

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.

FPSE Committee Policy Statement (Click for more details.)

FPSE members care deeply about their work as educators and staff at BC’s post-secondary institutions. The Education Policy Committee monitors institutional and government policy and recent trends in advanced education, developing recommendations for advocacy in areas that affect their ability to provide the highest-quality education to students, such as Adult Basic Education and English Language programs. From new technologies in distance learning to the challenges of indigenization in education, EPC helps guide FPSE’s work on behalf of all members. EPC members receive regular training and presentations on current issues and events, and FPSE’s AGM and Spring Conference offer additional professional development and skill-building opportunities to members.

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.