Important Information: New Procedures for the Academic and Professional Development Fund Applications

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

To improve the processing of applications, the Association and the Employer have agreed to the following changes to process: Applications can be submitted electronically using the form at www.fdap.aptpuo.ca. Hard copies may still be sent to the Office of Faculty Affairs, but electronic transmission is preferred.

The Employer will evaluate all requests in accordance with Appendix E of the Collective Agreement in order to determine eligibility for the grant. The employer will inform members by e-mail if their application is accepted or rejected.

Members will have to submit a brief report of the conference, research or publication, as well as official expense receipts or other proof of expenses. These documents can be sent to the following email address: [email protected]. Hard copies may be submitted to the Office of Faculty Affairs, but electronic submission is preferred

After receiving and processing the documents, the Employer will proceed with the reimbursement through payroll and will confirm the amount granted via email.

For any questions or to let us know of any problems regarding the application of these changes, please contact your Association!

APTPUO Response to University’s Review of Policy 67a Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination and Procedure 36 Procedure to Address Harassment or Discrimination
 
The University is reviewing its policies and procedures regarding discrimination and harassment.  The Association’s response can be found herehttp://www.aptpuo.ca/images/pdf/APTPUO_response_policy_67a_and_procedure_36.pdf
 
REMINDERS:
 
Part-Time Professor of the Year Award – Deadline October 31

This is a reminder that the nominations for The Part-Time Professor of the Year Award must be submitted by October 31, 2016.

The Part-Time Professor of the Year Award aims to reward and recognize the contribution of the members of the APTPUO to university education. Each year, a recipient receives a $2,000 honorarium.

For more information regarding the Part-Time Professor of the Year Award, please visit our website under section “How to apply - Part-Time Prof of the Year”.
 
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 availablehere.
 
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.
 
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 theAssociation. Department representatives receive one seniority point per academic year for their service.