LAST DAY TO CHECK SENIORITY LIST:
Just a reminder that August 31st is the last day to submit corrections to your seniority point count, which is published on the University's APTPUO Seniority List. If you disagree with the number of points beside your name, follow the instructions to submit a correction.
Here is the link: http://www.hr.uottawa.ca/adhoc/aptpuo/
For more details, see the previous Quick News: http://www.aptpuo.ca/en/news/newsletters/94-quicknews-21-june-2012
USE YOUR OFFICIAL @uOttawa.ca EMAIL ADDRESS IN YOUR COURSE OUTLINE AND FOR ALL EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS WITH YOUR STUDENTS:
Don't use personal/private email accounts, whether it be Hotmail, Gmail, etc. or a domain name you may own. There are several issues.
- First, for all official business you should be using your employer's email system (@uOttawa.ca).
- Second, using the University email address provides a clear and official record for any disputes that may arise regarding arrangements pertaining to a particular student. (Always put make-up exam arrangements, exemptions, special grade calculations, etc. in writing!).
- Third, in the rare case of harassment of a professor by a student, you do not want your private email accounts to be affected.
- Fourth, many of the free email services available have had security breaches, and you have a responsibility to minimize the chance of personal information about students (including grades) being compromised.
Ideally, students should be using their University email account as well, but even if they contact you via Gmail, Yahoo, etc., as a professor you should be operating out of an official University address.
PART-TIME PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD:
You will be hearing more about this soon, but now is the time to gather your student evaluations, prepare your teaching dossier, and obtain the requisite letters of recommendation in order to be ready for the early-fall competition deadline.
Have a look at this link for more information: http://www.aptpuo.ca/en/faq/grants/part-time-prof-of-the-year-award
[Text prepared by Lawrence Harris, APTPUO V-P Communications]