APTPUO News

"Let's Keep Education Public" Week, 24-28 February 2014

The "Let's Keep Education Public" Week is a series of events planned and sponsored by unions representing students or workers of the University of Ottawa.
The Association proudly supports this initiative and will co-sponsor the panel on "Public Education for the Public Good". Other events include workshops, a lecture and a film screening.

Copyright: Protect your work from unauthorized use and distribution

The Association was informed by a few members that several websites publish the work without proper authorization. These sites are OneClass.com, Locazu.com and NoteBro.com.

The documents are uploaded to these websites by a few students who downloaded these documents via BlackBoard Learn or other means of communication.

The Association has informed the University of the situation. The Association has also consulted its legal counsel on the steps individual members and/or itself could take to prevent the unauthorized and distribution of material of Part-Time Professors.

For now, the Association invites you:

  • to put a "Copyright (c) - All rights reserved" notice (similar to the image above) on each document uploaded to BlackBoard Learn and/or distributed to students (if space allows, include a short explanation of what can and cannot be done with the document);
  • to take a few minutes at the beginning of your next lecture to inform students of the importance of copyright and intellectual property.

You may also want to contact these websites and ask them to remove the content (if they have published your work).

The Association is working with the University to find a solution, including the publishing of notices on BlackBoard Learn and other platforms informing students that they can't distribute the work without proper authorization.

Further information will follow

The 2013 Part-Time Prof of the Year is...

Professor Edith Anne Pageot

The Association would like to extend its hearty congratulations to Professor Édith-Anne Pageot (Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts), the recipient of the 2013 Part-Time Prof of the Year.

Professor Pageot's application showed exceptional teaching qualities, motivation, creativity and dedication to her students.

This year, a record of eight applications were received, and a committee made a selection based on:

  1. Cover letter from recipient indicating their motivation, teaching goals, why they should be chosen.
  2. Appropriate experience shown in CV, especially part-time teaching, awards, contribution to University and community.
  3. A letter from Dean, showing praise, no reservations, mention of accomplishments, contribution to faculty, personal interactions.
  4. Similarly, a letter from Chair
  5. Similarly, letters from students
  6. Other supporting documents such as publications, providing extra opportunities to students
  7. Highest teaching evaluations (4.5+) ; number of courses, consistency.
  8. Submission quality, appearance, succinctness.

The award ceremony will take place on Nov 22nd at 15:00 at the Jazzy Restaurant.

Light refreshments will be available.

See poster in PDF format