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 32 First Nations University Academic staff members in permanent, probationary, and term positions.
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Negotiations for the First Nations University Academic Staff Collective Agreement are currently underway.
Review Process (Effective September, 2014) — Summarized from Article 19 of the Collective Agreement.
Normal date of appointment for academic staff members in faculty, librarian, and laboratory instructor categories
Vice President (Academic) provides all academic staff with an Annual Information Form
Deadline for application for permanency and/or promotion
Annual Information Form deadline
Deadline for supplementary information for renewal of probation, permanency, four-year review and promotion
Reviews completed by initial reviewer
Academic staff member notified in writing of decisions by initial reviewer
Reviews completed by Academic Performance Review Committee
Vice-President (Academic) shall invite members to request a meeting
Academic staff members with probationary appointments to be notified in writing of decisions by Vice-President, of renewal of appointments or granting of tenure (Academic)
Deadline for filing an appeal to the Faculty Association. In cases of non-renewal of a probationary appointment or denial of an appointment with permanency (regardless of whether it is the final year of probation), the Notice of Appeal must be filed by the academic member as noted above
All positive career decisions take effect
Written recommendations from Appeals Committee to President, Vice-President (Academic) and Faculty Association
President shall put his or her decision in writing
Deadline for arbitration request in event of a negative decision by President
Arbitration Board shall render its written decision