Resume Workshop & Additional Compensation

Second APTPUO Workshop on Resume Writing

On Wednesday, April 8 the APTPUO is organizing a second workshop on how to write strong resumes. Members are invited to learn about what the University looks for in a resume when hiring part-time professors.
We encourage you to bring your resume and examples of job postings that you would like to apply for since this workshop has the goal of ensuring that these skills can be put into practice.
Facilitator: Pascal Sergent, APTPUO Francophone Grievance Officer
Wednesday, April 8 at 5:45pm in the Faculty of Social Sciences building (120 University Private), room 4004
Bilingual workshop.


Additional Compensation - Accommodations and supplemental examinations

The Association and the Employer are in ongoing discussions and negotiations in relation to compensation for accommodation requests and supplementary examinations. The Association's position is that when an APTPUO professor has to create an additional exam for students who missed the regular exam (including mid-term exams) they have the right to be compensated $150 as per Article in the Collective Agreement. When the Student Access Service Center requests that an APTPUO professor provides exam-related accommodations for any student in a course, the Association's position is that this additional work shall be compensated $200 per course upon request as per Article in the Collective Agreement.
Do not forget to file a request with your unit or department as soon as possible to be compensated for any additional work for accommodations. Be sure to 'cc the Association so  that your request for compensation can be included in future settlements with the employer.  

Mandatory Online Trainings

At the end of February, members teaching a course this term received an email notification from the Employer regarding mandatory online trainings. The APTPUO has reached an agreement with the Employer that all members who complete all of the mandatory online trainings shall receive $200.00 in recognition of this additional work. The amount will be deposited directly in your bank account within 45 days after the end of the semester during which you completed the training. The training is completed once the tests associated with each of the modules is completed and passed by the professor.
Be sure to complete all six trainings, including the Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness Module. The Supervisor training is mandatory because professors supervise students and staff.
For more information, please contact the office of the Association or visit the training website.

Those who have already completed all of the training modules will be compensated.

Academica Group & HEQCO Ontario Contract/Non-full-time Faculty Survey

This survey is being funded by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) to provide information about the Ontario contract/non-full-time faculty population. If you have taught in a contract/non-full-time capacity in Ontario in the past year (May 2014 to April 2015), then we’d like to hear from you. Your views and experiences are important to us and we hope you will share them in this online survey.

Click here to fill out the survey.

The 2014 Part-Time Prof of the Year is...

Web Banner - Fadi Malek

The APTPUO is pleased to announce that the Part Time Professor of the year award for 2014 goes to Dr. Fadi Malek of the Faculty of Engineering. Dr. Malek has been providing courses at the University of Ottawa for over 23 years with stellar results. The presentation will take place on November 28 at 3:30pm in the Desmarais Building, Room 12102.
For further information, you can contact the office of the Association.
** If you have any specific accommodation requirements, please let us know.
The meeting will be held in a physically accessible room.

Photo credits: (c) Pierre St-Jacques 2014

Newsletter 46 - Collective Agreement, Hiring Report and Keep Education Public

The new 2013-2016 Collective Agreement has been ratified.

On September 24 and 25, 2014, APTPUO members voted in favour of the new agreement with 89.6%.

The implementation of the new Agreement will take place over the next 90 days. The 2013-2016 Collective Agreement begins September 2013, and therefore members will receive retroactive pay for working during the 2013-14 academic year.
In the coming weeks, the Association will continue to update the APTPUO website to ensure that all information is up to date and accessible to members. Signed articles and a summary of changes are now available on our website.


Hiring Report

The Fall 2014 Hiring Report will be available soon. You will be able to access the report via the Human Resources Service Website

If you applied unsuccessfully for a course, you can review the report and the successful candidates' category and seniority points.

If you believe the hiring process was not respected according to Article 5 of the Collective Agreement, or if you would like to know the reasons behind the hiring decision, you will need to contact your director, in writing, before the end of October 2014.

Late October 2014 is the deadline to request information, and if necessary launch a grievance, regarding hiring decisions for the Fall 2014 session.

If you have any other questions regarding the hiring report and the grievance process, visit “Posting, Hiring, and General Applications” section on our website or you can contact us directly.


Keep Education Public Week – October 6-10 2014

Join on-campus labour and student unions for Keep Education Public Week events from October 6-10th 2014. These events will be centered on the theme of preserving the public nature of our post-secondary institutions and ensuring that the needs of students and workers on campus are met. This week will feature film screenings on the privatization of post-secondary education and skyrocketing tuition fees and on the corporatization of scientific research, a roundtable on precarious academic labour, among other great events.

Keep Education Public Week is presented by the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO), the Graduate Students’ Association des étudiant.e.s diplômé.e.s (GSAÉD), CUPE 2626, Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO), and Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa (APTPUO).
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/804395826271000/

Keeping science public: a viewing of “Silence of the Labs”
with Katie Gibbs // Evidence 4 Democracy
Where: Grad House, room 307 (601 Cumberland)
When: Monday, October 6, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Roundtable: Precarious academic labour: challenges and strategies
Where: 90 University, room 140
When: Tuesday, October 7, 12:00pm-1:00pm.
Lunch will be served.
Film Screening: Ivory Tower
Where: Grad House, room 307 (601 Cumberland)
When: Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

Rocky road ahead at uOttawa, as many community members excluded from Task Force

Press release of the Interunion Committee of the University of Ottawa. This group includes the APTPUO and other unions on campus.

Ottawa, 18 March 2014 – Unions representing students and workers of the University of Ottawa are surprised that many of them are excluded from uOttawa’s Task Force on Respect and Equality, whose composition was made public by the Rock administration yesterday (17 March).

“Administrative support staff, Teaching Assistants, Part-Time Professors, IT Professionals, Trades workers, all these groups are absent from the Task Force,” says Isabelle Hétu, President of CUPE 2626 (representing TAs). “The University’s Task Force definitely starts on the wrong foot,” added Anne-Marie Roy, President of the SFUO.

Moreover, the response from the Rock administration to this matter has been sub-par at best. The administration appears completely disorganized, and representation of the campus community is more than limited.

Although many members of the Task Force hand-picked by the Rock administration possess a certain expertise regarding sexual violence, unions are concerned that the mandate of the University Taskforce is too superficial and does not target the specific issue of rape culture. Unions are also concerned about the lack of resources available to the Taskforce to complete its mandate and for the implementation of its recommendations following its final report. The mandate and timeline are problematic.

Unions remind the Rock administration that it promised a campaign to address harassment and discrimination during the consultations for its Policy 67a on the prevention of harassment and discrimination more than two years ago. This campaign is yet to be launched. This past experience with the Rock administration’s lack of commitment casts serious doubts on the future of its current initiative.

On Friday, March 21 at 3:30 in the UCU Agrora, the SFUO and the GSAÉD will be holding an open town hall on rape culture. All members of the community -students, faculty, and staff - are invited to participate in a collective response to rape culture and gender-based violence.