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APTPUO Bulletin - July 2017

Academic and Professional Development Fund (ADPF).

As you know, part-time professors have access to research grants, publications and conferences through the Academic and Professional Development Fund (ADPF).

The Deadline for the submission of an application for the Fall semester will be August 1st 2017. Applications can be submitted electronically using the form at www.fdap.aptpuo.ca.

For more information about the ADPF, please visit our website: www.aptpuo.ca

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 June 30, 2017, so any courses ending after this date are not included. As well, the points collected for the 2016-17 academic year are not recorded (article 5.8.1 b).

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 University of Ottawa website or look on our website.

APTPUO Bulletin - June 2017

Be aware of job posting changes

As you know, the minimum requirements presented during job postings cannot be modified without having first been agreed upon by the Association and the Employer (Article 5.5. of the Collective Agreement)

It has been brought to our attention that in many departments the minimum requirements have been unilaterally modified by the Employer without the consent of the Association. If you notice any changes in job postings, we ask that you communicate with us immediately.

Possible reimbursement of $200 for SASS accommodations

Did you know that you are entitled to a compensation when you accommodate students through the Student Academic Success Service (SASS)?

Indeed, according to article 5.2.2.c) of the Collective Agreement:
“When a member is requested to assist with accommodation measures for students during in-class examination and that such accommodation is arranged through the Student Access Service Centre and involves additional e-mail, telephone or in-person support on the part of the member, he/she shall be paid upon request an amount of $200 per course for such accommodation assistance.”

You will find the link for the reimbursement form here.

Don’t hesitate to communicate with us if you have questions about this process.

Diversity and equity committee: focus group

You are invited to participate in a focus group organized by the University of Ottawa’s Diversity and Equity Committee. The objective of this focus group is to hear from part-time professors and in particular to hear their concerns about working conditions and issues pertaining to diversity and equity.

Focus group :
Where: Fauteux hall, room 135
When: June 21 4-6 p.m.
Who: All part-time professors

This initiative is a part of President Jacques Frémont’s Committee that wishes the University of Ottawa would set the example for diversity and inclusion. The Committee has sent out a quantitative survey to the university community and will also conduct a qualitative study.

APTPUO Bulletin - May 2017

Publication of the Spring/Summer 2017 Hiring Report

The University has published the Spring/Summer 2017 Hiring Report. It is available here: https://erp-forms.uottawa.ca/uohmsweb/Reports_aptpuo.aspx?lang=en
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 May 2017 to file a complaint.

Part-Time Professor of the Year Award – Deadline October 31, 2017

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 2017. 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.

APTPUO Bulletin - March 2017

General Application - March 31 2017

Remember that the deadline to submit a general application is Friday, March 31 2017 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 2017. This application is considered as a general application. For more information, please visit our website.

APTPUO Workshop on Resume Writing

The APTPUO is organizing a workshop on how to write strong resumes. Members are invited to learn about what the University looks for in a resume when hiring part-time professors.
We encourage you to bring your resume and examples of job postings that you would like to apply for since this workshop has the goal of ensuring that these skills can be put into practice.

Facilitator: Pascal Sergent, VP-external and Greer Knox, English Grievance Officer

WHEN : Thursday, March 16th, 2017 – First Workshop at 12:00PM and a second one will be present at 4:00PM.

WHERE : 30, Stewart street, room 207

A Lunch and beverages will be served. 

Bilingual workshop.

We hope to see you there!

Press Release - Keeping Education Public in the face of austerity


OTTAWA – uOttawa: Keeping Education Public in the face of austerity
March 6, 2017
For immediate release
Seven associations representing students, faculty and staff at the University of Ottawa come together for Keeping Education Public week to raise awareness around major issues facing Canadian universities today.
From March 6-10th, 2017, several events will be taking place with a common thread drawing back to the austerity budgeting measures that have been implemented at the University of Ottawa and which are reflective of the current context of postsecondary education across North America.
This takes place following threats of massive budget cuts of 4 to 8% at the University of Ottawa, including $2 million in cuts to library acquisitions which were narrowly avoided, and a freeze on university support staff, all of which undermine the quality of education for students, and the working conditions of faculty and staff throughout the university.
Monday March 6th the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa will be hosting a roundtable discussion on the commercialization of academic publishing. As an increasing number of academic societies sign publishing agreements with the “Big 5”, these large multinational publishing houses drive industry trends that increase the cost of research and access to publishing, which adversely affects libraries that struggle to maintain their collections due to government defunding and austerity budgeting practices.
Wednesday March 8th, in conjunction with International Women’s Day (IWD), the campus associations will be hosting a game of Cards Against University at Café Nostalgica from 2-4pm. The game features content specific to the university community and uOttawa in particular, with a gendered focus on some of the card content for IWD. Food will be served.
Thursday March 9th at 11:30AM the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO) will be screening Starving the Beast, to be shown at Desmarais Hall, room 12102 (55, Laurier street). The documentary examines the last 35 years of systemic defunding of universities and market-driven reform that has been commonplace in the United States, and which parallels with ideologies around higher education in Canada. Pizza and beverages will be serve.  
These events are supported by APUO, GSAÉD, CUPE 2626, APTPUO, SFUO, SSUO, SEIU local 2.
For more information please contact Aditya Rao, Liaison Officer CUPE 2626 [email protected] or (780) 238-2422.