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Collective Agreement Articles 12.8 and 12.9 outline how teaching duties can be assigned to academic staff in Spring and Summer sessions. Teaching in the Spring or Summer Session may be assigned as part the regular workload for academic staff in the Instructor ranks. It is not permissible under the Collective Agreement for regular assigned duties to include teaching in both Spring and Summer sessions in one academic year (July 1 – June 30). If the teaching is voluntarily agreed to by the academic staff member in addition to regular assigned duties the academic staff member is to receive extra compensation for this work as per the Collective Agreement, Schedule “A”. For academic staff in the Professor ranks, teaching in the Spring or Summer sessions cannot be assigned as part of the regular workload (although academic staff can voluntarily agree). And again, any teaching that is over and above the regular assigned duties would be subject to extra compensation. The Articles from the Collective Agreement are as follows:
“12.8 Teaching duties in the Spring or Summer Session may be assigned as part of regular assigned duties for academic staff in the Instructor ranks, but not for academic staff in the Professor ranks, unless voluntarily agreed to by the academic staff member.
12.9 An academic staff member who teaches in Spring and Summer Sessions in addition to regular assigned duties shall receive extra compensation for such teaching in accordance with Schedule “A”.”
Also a reminder that with 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. More information is available here.
Any academic staff who have questions about their own workload in relation to teaching in Spring and Summer sessions are welcome to contact the Faculty Association office.