Wednesday, November 8 is the fourteenth day of the strike by CUPE 3903.
In an earlier communication, the Executive Committee of Senate declared that the disruption is a long one as defined by the Senate Policy on the Academic Implications of Disruptions and Cessations Due to Labour Disputes and Other Causes. As a result, all quarter-term and half-term courses will require some remedial action. Now that the disruption has continued for fourteen days, all full year courses will also require remedial action.
The exact nature of the remediation will depend on the length of the disruption, and will be determined by individual faculty members in consultation with departments and programmes. In addition, it is certain that there will have to be some adjustments of academic terms and examination schedules. The nature of these adjustments also depends on the length of the disruption.
Students, faculty members and staff are reminded of the following:
the November 10 deadline by which to drop a Fall Term course without receiving a grade will be extended;
in some courses, students who miss a test or mid-term examination are required to take a final examination worth 100 per cent of the graded work; students in these courses who miss a test or mid-term examination during the disruption must be given the option of writing a make-up test or mid-term examination;
at the request of Senate Executive, the Vice-President Academic has written to all course directors to remind them that they must comply in full with the Senate Policy;
students who chose not to attend classes because of a strike, or who are unable to do so, are entitled to immunity from penalty, to reasonable alternative access to materials covered in their absence, to reasonable extensions of deadlines and to such other remedy as Senate deems necessary and consistent with the principle of academic integrity.
Robert Drummond, Chair