Policies and Forms
The Executive Committee is responsible for approving all policies associated with the University of Regina Faculty Association.
URFA forms include forms for travel advances, travel/accommodation expenses associated with conference/meetings, etc. and general expense claims. Claims, along with required receipts, should be submitted to the URFA office within two weeks of travel, etc. Expenses will be reimbursed by URFA within a maximum period of three weeks upon receipt of the claim.
Conference and Delegate Expectation Support Policy
This policy encourages members to represent URFA, and our membership, by outlining the conditions under which funding may be received to enable attendance at conferences, and other such events, relevant to URFA’s mandate, constitution, vision and goals.
URFA encourages our members to represent the association, and our members, at local, provincial, national and international labour meetings to:
- present the Association’s, and our members, interests;
- to develop skills or learn knowledge that serves the association and/or our members;
- to share with others in URFA’s community the skills and knowledge learned, and
- rarely, to support members in their professional development, to the extent that such opportunities also align with i) or ii) above.
Please click below to read the full policy.
Emergency Fund Policy
The Executive Committee established the URFA Member Emergency Fund to support members who have emergency circumstances due to the sudden loss or decline in remuneration from Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, Luther College or the University of Regina.
Security/Confidentiality of Electronic Voting Procedures
As of September 13, 2021, the procedures related to security and confidentiality of electronic voting are now located in the member portal. Log in to the member portal. Contact us if you need assistance logging in.
Sessional Honorarium Policy
In recognition of the role sessionals play in supporting the association and its goals, sessionals elected as members of URFA standing committees and/or approved to attend events as URFA representatives receive stipends/honorariums. In order to receive payment under this policy a Sessional Honorarium Claim Form must be completed and submitted to URFA.
Sessional Professional Development Fund Policy
There is funding available across all four employers, however it is administered differently depending on bargaining unit.
URFA awards funds to assist University of Regina sessional academic staff members with priority status, as well as Campion College sessional academic staff members, with costs associated with creative, scholarly and professional works. Acceptable expenses may include registration, travel, publications fees, or discipline specific equivalents.
Please note that these funds are available only for U of R sessional academic staff members with priority status or sessionals at Campion College. Those who are University of Regina sessional academic staff members who do not have priority, or who are sessional members in other bargaining units, are unable to apply for these funds.
Note: Sessionals at Campion College do not need priority in order to apply for this fund. All sessional academic staff members at Campion College are welcome to apply for sessional professional development funds.
Applications may be made by submitting a completed application form to the URFA office. Application deadlines are April 1, September 1 and December 1. Late submissions will not be accepted, and will not be included in the next fund distribution period unless you re-submit your application.
For sessionals at Luther College, $480 per sessional per year is available. You must have priority to apply. This funding is handled via the Dean of Luther College’s office — please contact their office for more information.
For sessionals at First Nations University, a fund of $5000 is available. You must have pre-offer status to apply. This funding is handled via the VP Academic — please contact their office for more information.