Why Are TRU Faculty Holding a Non-Confidence Vote – Lack of Transparency

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Why Are TRU Faculty Holding a Non-Confidence Vote – Lack of Transparency

The TRU senior administrative track record since February 15th is proof of the Senior TRU Administration’s failure to be transparent. Here are some specific examples:

  • A refusal by senior administration to provide adequate funding for sessional hiring so that a department in the Faculty of Arts can continue to deliver valuable service courses to other disciplines, without jeopardizing their own Majors students ability to access course offerings.
  • Failure to provide sufficiently detailed budget documents to department Chairs or faculty members despite administration asking for “cooperation” in reducing Faculty/School budgets by 2.48%.
  • Despite disclosure of the agreements made between TRU and KGHM-Ajax, Imperial Metals (Mount Polley), and Kinder-Morgan/Trans Mountain Pipeline, as a public academic institution, TRU should ensure that such agreements are subject to appropriate governance oversight by seeking TRU Senate (or Senate sub-committee) approval for agreements that involve academic matters.
  • Removing valuable classroom space from the use of TRU programs and leasing them to a private, offshore corporation for private gain without appropriate consultation or oversight.
  • When a key senior administrative position–AVP Academic (Faculty Relations)–is posted there is insufficient transparency about the reasons for an internal only search and no transparency about the membership of the search committee.

For more information read the Non-Confidence Vote Backgrounder here.

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