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.