Fall Term Block Week teaching assignments

by Faculty Association | Filed under March 2018.

With the approval of the Fall Term Reading Week addition to the Academic Calendar, the Faculty Association and the Board of Governors agreed to a memorandum on the assignment of teaching. The purpose of this Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was to establish clear and precise guidelines regarding the assignment of teaching duties for the Fall Term Block Week. The Fall Term Block Week has been scheduled earlier than previous practice to accommodate the Fall Term Reading Week, beginning as early as August.

[Note that in the Collective Agreement, Article 12.8 and 12.9, it outlines how teaching duties can be assigned to academic staff in Spring and Summer sessions. A copy of the Collective Agreement can be found on our website here.]

Therefore in the MOA the Parties agreed to the following:

  • Teaching duties in the Fall Term Block Week may be assigned as part of regular assigned duties for academic staff in the Instructor ranks. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if an academic staff in the Instructor ranks has already taught in the Spring or Summer Terms immediately preceding the Fall Term Block Week, the academic staff can only be assigned teaching duties during Fall Term Block Week if the academic staff voluntarily agrees.
  • Teaching duties in the Fall Term Block Week may be assigned as part of regular assigned duties for academic staff in the Professor ranks but only when the academic staff voluntarily agrees.
  • An academic staff member who teaches in the Fall Term Block Week in addition to regular assigned duties shall receive extra compensation for such teaching in accordance with Schedule “A”.
  • Nothing in the MOA is intended to diminish in any way or impinge on the authority and role of the Department Head or equivalent of the Dean or equivalent with respect to the assignment of duties in accordance with Article 12 of the Collective Agreement.

Any academic staff who have questions about their own workload in relation to this MOA are welcome to contact the Faculty Association office.

 

 


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