Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Hey, I laughed.

There's a bit of a division within YUFA (York University Faculty Association, represents longlimited-term appointed, tenure-track, and tenured profs) about what to think of the ongoing CUPE 3903 strike. The official YUFA position is in support, as it should be -- without contract faculty and TAs, YUFA members would have 4/4 or 5/5 teaching loads, comparable to those at teaching-focused US universities. (I maintain, incidentally, that York is really a teaching-focused university with an identity crisis.) But, some YUFA members have decided that they want to be "neutral" in the dispute -- which means, as far as I can tell, they don't want to be bothered with solving York's split institutional personality.

Thus, the following is now making the rounds:

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