New ratified collective agreement – Your new collective agreement was ratified after the members` vote on Monday, May 6. Our agreement also provided for early access to reimbursement of 2020/2021 professional expenses and deferral options for academics who were on research and scholarship leave (RSL) or who had planned an RSL from July. We will meet again in the fall with the faculty association to discuss further adjustments that may be necessary to assist university staff if the pandemic continues. Finally, we have an individual responsibility to take care of ourselves and a collective responsibility to take care of each other. Please follow the health guidelines that have been set out by our experts – and together we will get by! The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations is the voice of 17,000 university faculties and librarians across Ontario. We strive to maintain and improve the quality of our province`s higher education system and to promote the professional and economic interests of our members. Founded in 1964, OCUFA represents its 28 member associations through campus support and representation of public interests. We provide research and logistics services to support collective bargaining and complaint management at universities. OCUFA also brings the needs and concerns of our members directly to government, other higher education stakeholders, the media and the citizens of Ontario. We do this through public campaigns, publications and direct meetings with policy makers and policy makers. Learn more about OCUFA`s activities. Effective representation of interests is supported by strong research. OCUFA produces a large amount of data and analysis, ranging from government letters to independent research.
Learn more about OCUFA`s research. It is important to know that existing faculty guidelines are being revised, although no substantial changes to the criteria are being made at this time. Existing faculty guidelines refer to previous collective agreements and APT and GPC manuals that are no longer in force. Most of these provisions are now in the GFC manual. In addition, existing faculty guidelines refer to procedures and promotion and evaluation committees that have since been amended and codified in the current collective agreement. OCUFA also pays tribute to the achievements of our members. With the OCUFA Teaching and Academic Librarianship Awards, the OCUFA Status Committee Award of Distinction and the Lorimer Award, we honour those who have made outstanding contributions to university education in Ontario. Learn more about ocUFA awards. Please note that the timetable for negotiating a new collective agreement has been significantly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but the terms of the current agreement remain in effect until a new agreement is negotiated and ratified by NASA members. You can check out page 2019-20 Rate Updates to get the latest updates from this round of negotiations and to see the current status of the negotiating proposals. As with the 2020 winter semester, students` reactions to general assessments of students in spring-summer and fall education are gathered; However, we only pass this feedback on to course directors.