Osgoode Strike Remediation Plan (10 March 2015) (Final Rev).pdf

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For Discussion with Osgoode Faculty Council
Osgoode Hall Law School
Proposed Resumption and Remediation Plan for the J.D. Program
March 10, 2015
Prepared by Associate Dean Trevor Farrow &
Assistant Dean Mya Rimon
The purpose of this document is to provide a resumption and remediation plan for
Osgoode Hall Law School in the context of the CUPE 3903 labour disruption, which
commenced on March 3, 2015 and, as of today, is ongoing.
In developing this plan, we have been guided by a number of considerations and factors,
Members of our Osgoode community who are involved in the CUPE 3903 labour
disruption have a right to strike, and as an inclusive and respectful community, we
recognize and respect that right.
The private and public expressions of different views on the labour disruption and
related impacts (personal, financial, etc.) from faculty, staff, alumni and students,
including several open letters from students on both sides of the issue, have been
very helpful in guiding our approach to this remediation plan.
Osgoode students would face a disproportionately negative impact if Osgoode did
not finish the academic year by April 24, 2015.
Any remediation plan must ensure that our program satisfies the thresholds of
academic integrity and clarity.
Any exemption and remediation plan must be fair to and accommodate all
students – including students who wish to recommence the program prior to the
end of any part of the labour disruption and those who do not.
Osgoode’s past practices and approaches with respect to remediation in the
context of labour disruptions (discussed further below) have been consulted and,