Info APTPUO 43: 26 May 2014

Deadlines

Deadline for Spring/Summer Tuition Fee Credit - May 30, 2014

If you wish to apply for the Tuition Fee Credit Plan, you have until May 30, 2014 to do so.

Please go to HR's Infodesk, located in Tabaret Hall, room 019, and complete the application form.

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, he/she may apply for the credit.

For further information, we have included a detailed description of the Tuition Fee Credit below. You're also welcome to visit our website.

Medical Plan - May 30, 2014

Members holding appointments may opt into the Employer's medical plan at the time of appointment for a period of twelve months, unless they have reached the age of 65, in which case they are not eligible for this coverage.

This plan covers prescription drugs, home nursing, ambulance service, wheelchairs, dental work arising from accidents, and the removal of wisdom  teeth - to a lifetime maximum of $25,000 per person.

Members shall accumulate credits applicable towards the insurance premiums otherwise payable, up to a maximum of 100% of the premium, at the rate of  8.3% of the premium per credit or equivalent taught during the preceding academic year.

               Reference: Section 10.5.1 (MAJOR MEDICAL) of the Collective Agreement

To opt into the medical plan, you will need to contact Human Resources at 613-562-5832 or [email protected] before May 30, 2014. For more information on the medical plan through Manulife, please visit our website or the Human Resources website.

Publication of Spring/Summer hiring report - May 30, 2014

The University will publish the Spring/Summer 2014 Hiring Report on May 30 2014.

The hiring report 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 feel 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 mid-June 2014 to file a complaint on this matter.

For further information on the hiring process, click here.

Current News

Bargaining Update

To stay updated on the bargaining process between the APTPUO and the University of Ottawa, please visit our website.

The Academic and Professonal Development Fund (APDF) - 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 September 1, 2014 will be processed as usual when new funding for the 2014-15 academic year becomes available.

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

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.

New APTPUO Staff

The APTPUO welcomes Amalia Savva as our second administrative assistant for summer 2014. Amalia has been active on campus for several years as staff at the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO). The APTPUO is excited to have an extra set of hands to answer questions from the membership and to help with the bargaining process.

Welcome Amalia!

Activities - Events – Professional Development

Center for University Teaching

For information on upcoming lectures held by the Center for University Teaching and the Kesarwani Lecture, click here.

Blended Course Design Institute

The Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) proudly announces its new Blended Course Design Institute . The Institute will take place from June 3 to 13, 2014. For more information on the Institute, click here.

University of Ottawa General Events

For information on upcoming events and panels, click here.

Members Billboard

Conference Speaker: Part Time Rep Kristina Watt

I would like to let you know that recently I was invited to present at a national conference re: the Arts and Education. On May 21, I gave a talk/presentation at the 2-day conference (hosted by the NAC) called NRTEA (National Roundtable for Teacher Education in the Arts--www.NRTEA.ca). Those at the conference were a broad range from across the country--some educators of the young/primary to those at the university level, some artists, some who teach educators in the arts, and some government officials. The 'results'/notes from the conference will be disseminated to deans across the country. I feel rather privileged to have been asked to one of the three guest speakers.

I would love to share with you my topic at some opportune moment in the future. In a nutshell, it is regarding Embracing (not erasing) Conflict, and what I call 'The Power of the Problem'.

Best,

Kristina Watt

Dept of Theatre, APTPUO REP

If you would like to highlight your work on the APTPUO Newsletter, please send us a brief paragraph via the Contact Us page.

Know your Rights/Benefits

As a member of APTPUO, you have access to Tuition Fee credits. They can be applied towards tuition fees for Ministry of Training Colleges and University (MTCU) funded courses and credit courses:

  • for the member's spouse or dependent children under 26 years of age; or
  • for the member if he/she is not a full-time student.

Note that incidental fees are NOT covered under this plan and these must be paid for by the student.

There is an individual limit to the amount you can receive based on the number of credits that you have earned. Also, the maximum amount per member, spouse, or dependent will be $2,000 per academic session.

To apply you must go to the HR office in TBT 019 and fill out a hard copy of the form before May 30 2014.

For further information, please visit our website.