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APTPUO Bulletin - January 2017

Important deadlines and other news

Welcome Back!
 
As the New Year begins, the Association wishes you the best of luck with your courses. Be sure to continue reading our Newsletters and emails to be up to date on important deadlines, benefits, and upcoming events. For more information on the Association of Part-Time Professors, please take a look at our website.
 
2017-2018 BUDGET DEBATE
 
The University of Ottawa has proposed across the board cuts, including extensive cuts to the library. In response the APUO will be conducting an analysis of university’s finances and inviting the employer to a debate on the 2017-2018 budget on the following question:
 
Is the proposed budget consistent with the University of Ottawa’s academic mandate?
  
Where: DMS 12102, 55 Laurier, University of Ottawa
When:  Wednesday January 25, 12 noon-12:50pm (TBC)
 
A light lunch will be served, please RSVP to help us to plan accordingly.
 
Please come prepared with questions for either side. We have invited each side to present their views on the proposed budget. A question period will follow the opening arguments and rebuttals on each side.
 
Occupational Health and Safety Committee
 
We are currently looking for two (2) members to participate in the University Health and Safety Committee to represent APTPUO.
 
Here are the dates for the next committee meetings:
 
- 25 January 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 15 March 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 10 May 2017: 9 am to 11 am
- 5 July 2017: 9 am to 11 am
 
An honorarium of $ 60 will be awarded upon receipt of the minutes and meeting notes.
 
Contact us if you are interested or if you need more information!
 
Publication of the Hiring Report - January 30 2016
 
The University will publish the Winter 2017 Hiring Report on January 30. It will be available here.
 
If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and the successful candidates' category and seniority points. If you believe that the hiring process was not respected, you can contact the Association by replying to this email or by visiting the "Contact Us" page.
 
You have until the end of February to file a complaint.
 
Tuition Fee Credit - Deadline January 30
 
If you wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan, you have until January 30 to do so.
 
The Tuition Fee Credit Plan reimburses a portion of a student's tuition fees if registered at the University of Ottawa, and if the student is the child or the spouse of a Part-Time Professor. If the Part-Time Professor is a part-time student at the University of Ottawa, they may apply for the credit.
 
To apply, go to Human Resources' Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019 and complete the application form.
 
For more information, please visit our website.
 
Extended Health Insurance Plan - Deadline January 30
 
Members holding appointments during the Winter 2017 session, may opt into the medical plan at the time of appointment for a period of twelve months. The deadline to opt into the plan for this session is January 30.
 
To opt into the medical plan, contact Human Resources at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] before January 30. For more information on the medical plan through Manulife, please visit our website or the Human Resources website.
 
Pension Plan
APTPUO members, who have worked during the previous calendar year, have access to the University-administered APTPUO Pension Plan. 
 
To enroll in the plan, contact Human Resources directly at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] or visit HR's Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019.
 
There is no deadline to enroll in the plan. However, the Association strongly encourages members to enroll at the beginning of the session to avoid paying all of the contributions at once.
 
Employee Card
 
Your employee card gives you access to the services at the University (library, gym, etc.). It also gives you access to discounts through the Privileges program. If you have lost your card, or if you are a new employee, you can receive a new card with Human Resources.
 

APTPUO Bulletin - November 2016

APTPUO Professor of the Year Award

The APTPUO is pleased to announce that the Part-Time Professor of the year award for goes to Dr. Richard Clayman of the Faculty of Management. The presentation will take place on Friday, November 25 at 2:30pm in FSS 4004.
 
For further information, you can contact the office of the Association.
** If you have any specific accommodation requirements, please let us know.
The meeting will be held in a physically accessible room.

 

** AGM REMINDER **

Annual General Membership Meeting
Friday, November 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Desmarais building, Room 12102

Dinner will be available.

SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION PROVIDED

Get to know other Part-Time Professors, hear the year-end reports, and vote on important issues including elections of the 2017 Board of Directors and Bargaining Committee.

AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Adoption of the agenda
  3. Adoption of minutes
  4. Report of the President
  5. Report of the Bargaining Committee
  6. Annual Budget and Audit
  7. Elections:
    1. Board of Directors
    2. Bargaining Committee
  8. Dedicated Service Award
  9. Member proposal
  10. Adjournment

 

RALLY TO STOP THE LIBRARY CUTS!

SAVE THE LIBRARY!

Rally to stop the library cuts!
Wednesday, November 30, noon, in front of the Morisset Library

The Morisset Library is on the chopping block. The University of Ottawa is planning to cut almost $2 million from the Library collection budget.

Libraries are knowledge banks essential to teaching and research.

March with us to Tabaret Hall! We can’t let the administration cut our library!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/202345013548193/

Thank you for your support!
APUO, GSAÉD, CUPE 2626, APTPUO, SFUO, SSUO, SEIU

APTPUO Bulletin - October 2016

APTPUO Committees – Vacant Positions

Following new bylaws adopted at the Annual General Meeting, the APTPUO is inviting interested members to send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] for one of the following committees:

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee shall advise the Board of Directors on the Association’s annual budget, the audit of the Association's finances, and the setting of membership fees. The Finance Committee shall become familiar with the University’s fiscal policy and provide a summary of the University

Awards Committee

The Awards committee is responsible for the annual APTPUO Professor of the Year award, as well as awarding the APTPUO student grants. The Committee provides policy advice on the Academic and Professional Development travel grants.

Political Action Committee

The Committee advises the Board of Directors on campaigns and actions that defend the rights and interests of members and that promote the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education.

Equity Committee

The Equity Committee advises the Board of Directors concerning policies, guidelines, best practices, and actions in regards to equity within the Association and the University. 

Each member participating on a Committee shall receive a $60 honorarium per meeting

Preserve uOttawa's library holdings

The University of Ottawa announced in September 2016 that it plans to cancel its subscription to thousands of print and online journals, including 2,123 journals by Taylor & Francis and 2,368 journals by Springer. Professors and students alike depend on these library resources, which are critically important for education, training and research at the University of Ottawa. Professor Jules Blais from the Department of Biology has launched a petition requesting that the University of Ottawa preserve its library holdings. The petition results will be sent to the uOttawa Senate and the Board of Governors, the University's main governing bodies.

Please take a moment to sign the petition:
https://www.change.org/p/the-university-of-ottawa-senate-preserve-uottawa-s-library-holdings

CAUT - Sign a Pledge of Solidarity

Today, about one third of all academic staff in post-secondary institutions in Canada struggle to find decent work. The Canadian Association of University Teachers’ annual Fair Employment Week campaign to defend contract and precarious academic employment is seeking petition signatures. To sign the pledge of solidarity and support contract workers in Canada, or to learn more about the campaign and issues, please visit http://www.caut.ca/issues-and-campaigns/fairness-for-contract-academic-staff/fair-employment-week-2016.

APTPUO Bulletin - September 2016

Important Information: Hiring Report, Announcements, Upcoming Events, and More

Welcome!

As the new academic year begins, the Association wishes you the best of luck with your courses and your other scholarly activities. Be sure to continue reading our Newsletters and emails to remain up to date about important deadlines, benefits, upcoming meetings, and events. For more information on the Association of Part-Time Professors, take a regular look at our website.

Social

The Association invites Part-Time Professors to an informal start of the semester social!
The event will take place on Thursday, September 29 at Café Nostalgica from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. We will be providing a fixed dinner in good company. Café Nostalgica is located on 603 Cumberland Street in Ottawa.

Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Part-Time Professor of the Year Award – Deadline October 31

In partnership with the University of Ottawa and the Alumni Association, the Association of Part-Time Professors is opening nominations for the Part-Time Professor of the Year Award 2016. The deadline to submit candidates is October 31. All submissions must be handed in at the APTPUO Office (UCU124).

For more information on the Part-Time Professor of the Year Award, please visit our website.

Keeping Track of Seniority Points – Deadline October 10

The Seniority List was published by the University in July. The points on the website are up-to-date as of July 2016, so any courses ending after July are not included. As well, the points collected for the 2015-16 academic year are not recorded.

If you have not already done so, verify the list to ensure that your seniority points match the report. In case of error, please send a notice of disagreement that includes your name, employee number, uOttawa email address, and contact information to [email protected] no later than October 10. Please also include a record of your courses taught, and cc the Association when you send it.

To view the Seniority List, please visit the Human Resources website.

Publication of the Fall 2016 Hiring Report – September 30

The University will publish the Fall 2015 Hiring Report on September 30. It will be available here.

If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and the successful candidate’s category and seniority points. If you believe that the hiring process was not respected, you can contact the Association by replying to this email or by visiting the “Contact Us” page.

You have until the end of October to file a complaint.

Fall 2016 Tuition Fee Credit – Deadline September 30

If you wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan, you have until September 30 to do so.

The Tuition Fee Credit Plan reimburses a portion of a student’s tuition fees if registered at uOttawa, and if the student is the child or the spouse of a Part-Time Professor. If the Part-Time Professor is a part-time student at uOttawa, they may apply for the credit.

To apply, go to HR’s Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019, and complete the application form.

For more information, please visit our website.

Medical Plan – Deadline September 30

Members holding appointments during the Fall 2016 session, may opt into the medical plan at the time of appointment for a period of twelve months. The deadline to opt into the plan for this session is September 30.

To opt into the medical plan, contact Human Resources at 613-562-5832 or [email protected]. For more information on the medical plan through Manulife, please visit our website or the Human Resources website.

Pension Plan

APTPUO members, who have worked during the previous calendar year, have access to the University’s Pension Plan.

To enroll in the plan, contact Human Resources directly at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] or visit HR’s Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019.

There is no deadline to enroll in the plan. However, the Association strongly encourages members to enroll at the beginning of the session to avoid having to pay all contributions at once later in the semester.

Employee Card

Your employee card gives you access to the services at the University (library, gym, etc.). It also gives you access to discounts through the Privileges program. If you lost your card, or if you are a new employee, you can get a new one with Human Resources. Please visit HR’s Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019.

Departmental Representatives

Each year, each Department elect a part-time professor representative to sit on the Departmental Assemblies. If you are interested in becoming a representative, or if you would like more information, please contact your Department or the office of the Association. Department representatives receive one seniority point per academic year for their service.

 

APTPUO Bulletin - March 2016

General Application

Remember that the deadline to submit a general application is Tuesday, March 31 2016 in accordance with Article 5.6.4 of the Collective Agreement.

General applications are considered by the University when no qualified candidates have applied for a specific course or when they need to hire a part-time professor at the last-minute. Following the last round of bargaining, the Association successfully negotiated that members who submit a general application before 31 March of each year as per Article 5.6.4, regardless of whether they teach a course, shall continue to maintain their membership status and seniority points.

How to file a general application:

  • choose the "Apply without posting" option on the main postings page (or visit the website);
  • log in;
  • select a session;
  • select the appropriate Faculty and Academic Unit;
  • indicate the number of courses you wish to teach in a session in the box;
  • update your record of employment under Teaching UO and/or Other Teaching tabs;
  • submit your application and C.V.;
  • repeat for every academic unit for which you would like to teach and for each session.

You can also check the box “To submit a general application prior to March 31st, please check this box” under the “Job Postings” tab when submitting a general application before March 31st 2015. This application is considered as a general application. For more information, please visit our website.

 

General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

FSS 4007
Faculty of Social Sciences Building
120 University Private, 4th floor
Dinner will be served at 5:30p.m.


The current collective agreement expires on 31 August 2016. Come and discuss the bargaining proposals that the Bargaining Committee has prepared for the upcoming round of negotiations with the University.
AGENDA

  1. Introduction
  2. Adoption of the agenda
  3. Adoption of minutes
  4. Discussion of APTPUO bargaining proposals
  5. Adjournment