First Nations University of Canada (Academic)
The University of Regina Faculty Association (URFA) is the certified bargaining agent for First Nations University of Canada full- and part-time academic members.
The First Nations University of Canada embodies the values and aspirations of First Nations’ peoples to achieve education of quality with in a uniquely First Nations’ environment. The university seeks to promote, for all members of the University family, the development of spirit, body, mind and sense of community. The First Nations University of Canada (formerly known as the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College) was certified in 1991 under the umbrella of the University of Regina Faculty Association. Currently, the Association represents approximately 35 First Nations University academic staff members in permanent, probationary, and term positions.
Your collective agreement is the written contract that outlines many of the terms and conditions of your employer as a member of the bargaining unit. The terms and conditions of the agreement are reached through collective bargaining between URFA and First Nations University of Canada.
Please note that the documents posted online are not legally binding. Errors of commission and omission excepted.
Review Process — Summarized from Article 19 of your collective agreement
Normal date of appointment for academic staff members in faculty, librarian, and laboratory instructor categories
Vice President (Academic) provides an Annual Information Form to all academic staff members for their completion
Deadline for application for tenure and/or promotion
Deadline to submit Annual Information Form and supplementary information for renewal of tenure-track, tenure, review and promotion
Reviews completed by initial reviewer
Academic staff member notified in writing of initial reviewer's decisions
Reviews completed by Academic Performance Review Committee
Vice-President (Academic) shall invite members to request a meeting
Academic staff member notified in writing of decisions of Vice-President (Academic)
Deadline for appeals to be submitted to Faculty Association
All positive career decisions take effect
Written recommendations from Appeals Committee to President, Vice-President (Academic) and copy Faculty Association
President shall put their decision in writing and copy URFA
Deadline for arbitration request in event of a negative decision by President
Arbitration Board shall render its written decision to the academic staff member, the President and URFA