Info APTPUO 42: 31 March 2014



General Application: 1 April 2014 (LAST DAY)

You have until 1 April 2014 to file your General Applications.

General Applications are considered by the University when no qualified candidates have applied for a specific course or when a part-time professor needs to be hired just before or after the start of a new semester.

For more information: FAQ: Postings, Hiring, General Applications (look at Questions #14 and #15.)
How to file a general application

Choose Apply without posting option on the main page for postings (or click this link);Log in;Select any session;Select the appropriate Faculty and Academic Unit;Indicate the number of courses you wish to teach in a session in the box, Number of Courses you wish to teach during this Session;Update your record of employment under Teaching UO and/or Other Teaching tabs;Submit your application;Repeat for each academic unit and session for which you would like to teach.

Current News

ATTENTION Applicants: Fund empty

The Academic and Professonal Development Fund (APDF), which funds Travel, Research and Publications grants for Part-Time Professors,has now been depleted for the 2013-14 academic year.

As a result, members who apply for activities to be held before September 2014 will no longer be processed.

Members who apply for activities to be held after 1 September 2014 will be processed as usual when new funding for the 2014-15 academic year become available.

The APDF Committee received a large number of applications in the last few months, which are processed "first come, first serve". As a result the Fund has unfortunately already run out of funds.

One of the Association's monetary proposals will be to seek a necessary increase in funding for members so that they can pursue the academic and professional activities that are of a significant benefit not only for the members, but for the university at large.

Activities - Events - Professional Development

Case-Based Teaching... "Clicker"-Style!

Colin Montpetit Ph.D. - Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

Thursday, May 1st, 2014
Vanier Hall, room 1042
11:00 – 12:00

The evolution of classroom response systems (such as LectureTools) has made it feasible to implement case-based teaching methods using interactive teaching methods producing what is called "Clicker Cases" (Herreid, 2006). A clicker case is a story that uses student response systems to engage students in understanding the meaning of the subject matter contained within the story and which can be incorporated into the lecture format.

In this session, I will describe key features of clicker case studies, engage the audience in a short version of a clicker case, and discuss the impacts of incorporating this approach on teaching and learning effectiveness in small and large enrolment courses.
Please bring your device of choice (laptop computer, smartphone or iPad) to the presentation.
The presentation will be bilingual.


TLSS's Integrated Training: Pedagogy and technology at your service

Education is undergoing profound transformation. Student expectations are leading higher education toward the use of blended learning, a learning model that blends online and in-class learning which improves the quality of the student experience. In other words, blended learning is the integration of classroom face-to-face learning experience with online learning experiences (multimedia, online Internet).
What is the TLSS's integrated training program?

It is a series of various workshops, courses and training programs to allow all professors and teaching assistants to improve their knowledge and skills in the development of hybrid or fully online courses. It is also a training strategy to meet their every need for professional development, whether it is a more traditional pedagogical approach or an approach combining technology and pedagogy or the need to learn more about a specific technology. Our team and our integrated training program can help you!

For more information:

Members' Billboard

'TWEET n TELL' Project in the Department of Theatre, 2014

Under the guidance of part time professor Kristina Watt, students in the 'Theatre in English Canada' course are using Twitter as a means to engage the nation in a living conversation about theatre in Canada. In partnership with the National Arts Centre English Theatre's 'SpiderWeb Show' (, students conduct investigative research in order to create dynamic and concise 'tweets'. Each '#CdnTheatreThrowback to _____' tweet sheds light on a pivotal moment of theatre history and by virtue of Twitter's linking capability, the tweet connects artists & audiences across Canada now.

As a vibrant learning tool, this research project invites the class of 50 to connect their course work to conversations taking place in the digital world that surrounds them. The second part of the project, the 'Tell', requires students to elaborate on the central event of their tweet and discuss in depth its resonances, past and present. This unique invitation to collaborate came from Sarah Garton Stanley, creator of the SpiderWeb Show and Associate Artistic Director of English Theatre at the NAC. Other partners include Michael Wheeler of Praxis Theatre (Toronto) and Adrienne Wong of Neworld Theatre (Vancouver).

Follow @MultiManteau on Twitter, add to the exchange, and help the students enrich the presence of theatre across Canada.

Know your Rights/Benefits


Seniority Points are important because they have an impact on your chances to be hired for a course. The higher your points, the higher your chances of being hired.
Points are earned as follows:

For teaching

One point is earned for each three-credit course or equivalent of teaching experience at the University of Ottawa. Where the number of hours of teaching is less, the member will receive a fraction of the seniority point.Two points are earned for the year during which the member gets at least one course.

No points are awarded for the teaching of non-credit courses.

For being a member of a committee

Two points are earned for each complete year during which the member has filled any position on the APTPUO Executive committee.Two points are earned for each member of the Bargaining Committee.A member can earn up to a total of eight (8) seniority points per year for participation on various University or joint employer-employee committees (see complete list of committees).

For receiving research grants

Two points are earned if a member is awarded a University-administered research grant by the SSHRC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or a granting agency allocating funds through a peer-review process that is recognized by the Research Grants and Ethics Service.Two points are earned at the end of the year following the awarding of the grantTwo points are earned for each subsequent year in which the member holds the grantTwo points are awarded per year for the duration for the grant

Note that in general, APTPUO members are limited to 8 points a year for participating on committees and receiving grants, but additional points may be awarded upon recommendation of the Labour-Management Committee in which case the APTPUO needs to be contacted.

For more information

  • on seniority points:
  • on the hiring process:

Tip of the Week

The key of your hiring: A powerful, complete CV

When you submit an application for courses to the University, you have to attach your most up-to-date CV.

The CV is NOT your resume. It should list ALL your professional and academic achievements. It may be several pages long.

It should include among other things:EducationAwards, Distinctions and FellowshipsResearch Interests / Research ProfilePublications, Presentations and AbstractsResearch ExperienceTeaching ExperienceTeaching ExpertiseCommunity Involvement / Administrative ActivityReferences

Of course, you may add other items that will enrich your CV and support favorably your candidacy.

Don't take for granted that whoever will review your application will know you, or will look on the Internet to find out more about you.

It is much easier for the reviewer to rely only on the electronic application and on the CV. So make sure both documents are complete.

If, by any accident, you don't get hired for a course for which you think you should have been hired, it is much easier to prove that the University made a mistake if your application and CV are complete. This may become helpful if a grievance is filed on this matter.


  • How long should a CV be, University Affairs;
  • CV or resumé, University Affairs
  • Template, University Affairs