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Last week, both the Senate and Board voted in favour of the administration-proposed budget, a budget almost identical to their proposal in early May. The CFA does not accept that the budget development process used or the cuts themselves are legitimate. As faculty representatives indicated at the Senate meeting, the University Act requires that the Senate deliberate and recommend program “discontinuence.” No such deliberation occurred. As faculty representative Frank Harris reminded Board members at their meeting, the University Act also requires that the Board seek the advice of the Senate on any program “discontinuence.” No such advice was sought. In fact, President Bulcroft has admitted repeatedly that the initial decision to cut programs was made by the administration without any consultation with faculty or the Senate. The CFA is now seeking an injunction to stop these cuts on the grounds that this process was in violation of the University Act. read more at  Capilano Faculty Association Letter.

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