[Disclaimer] I am a TA, and am hoping for a sessional instructor position next semester.....[/Disclaimer]
I am not going to provide any opinion regarding the TSSU/SFU negotiations. I just wanted to stop by to let the OP and other students on CDC know that they are able to get access to their grades. The following is a message written by TSSU which students should receive via e-mail from their TAs and/or sessional instructors:
As a consequence of this job action, students will not have access to their grades. The TSSU has ensured, however, that I am able to provide written and/or verbal feedback to students. During the withholding of marks teaching work will carry on, students will continue to learn, feedback will be provided, and I hope that our relationship can actually be strengthened by the potential for increased interaction.
The TSSU has been forced to increase pressure on the university to settle the collective agreement while attempting to limit the impact on students. Again, I will, as a TSSU member, provide students with feedback, but will not provide numerical or letter grades for entry into any SFU system, and instead, will give them to the union for safekeeping.
The union will hold the grades and the members will determine collectively when to give them to the University. If you have any questions or concerns you can:
Visit the TSSU website at <http://www.tssu.ca>
Come to the upcoming TSSU Townhall <http://www.facebook....02784766547987/ >
Follow us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate any support that you can provide. You can help us pressure the university by:
Email to President Petter at email@example.com
Support your sessionals at <http://www.facebook.com/SFUSessionals>
Support SFU solidarity at <https://www.facebook.com/SFUSolidarity >
In addition, and most importantly:
6.All students requiring marks for applications or other exceptional circumstances may submit a request to the TSSU directly to have their grades released for that purpose.
Edited by Down by the River, 23 October 2012 - 05:16 PM.
OMG we could've had McKeown!
I think Virtanen was a terrible pick given that he's out for 6 months which will hinder his development. You don't pick someone at #6 under that circumstance, along with the fact that he was given a 3/5 IQ (aka he's dumb).
God dammit Benning. WHY VIRTANEN? Terrible move.
Down by the River - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young.