Luther College (Academic)
The University of Regina Faculty Association (URFA) is the certified bargaining agent for Luther College full- and part-time academic members.
Luther College is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, federated with the University of Regina. The aim of the college is to provide a quality liberal education in a Christian context. Luther College is academically integrated with the University of Regina and fully shares its excellent campus and facilities. The university has encouraged the growth of its federated colleges to aid in “presenting, reflecting upon and scrutinizing as broad a spectrum as possible of values and viewpoints”, and to afford some students the opportunity “to become associated, within the broader contest of the University with a smaller college environment”. (University of Regina General Calendar, 1977 – 78)
The academic staff at Luther College was certified in January, 1977, naming the University of Regina Faculty Association as its exclusive bargaining agent. Faculty, librarians, laboratory instructors, instructors and sessionals at Luther College are represented by the Luther College collective agreement. Currently, URFA represents approximately 40 members at Luther College.
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 Luther College.
Please note that the documents posted online are not legally binding. Errors of commission and omission excepted.
Summarized from Articles 17 and 18 and Appendix E of your collective agreement.
Normal appointment date for faculty members, instructors, and laboratory instructors
Deadline to apply for tenure, promotion and/or merit, and provide supporting documentation (submitted to the Dean)
Deadline for academic staff members not due for a performance review to request one
Deadline to submit three referees for academic staff members applying for promotion to Professor or Librarian IV, or applying to be considered for tenure
Deadline for notification of tenure-track faculty members subject to earlier-than-normal review
Deadline for academic staff members with tenure-track appointments to submit Annual Information Forms and supporting documentation to the Dean
Deadline for academic staff members with term or tenured appointments to submit Annual Information Forms and supporting documentation
Deadline to submit application for merit and supporting documentation
Deadline for academic staff with tenure-track appointments to be informed concerning renewal of appointment or granting of tenure
Deadline for academic staff members to file notice of appeal with URFA of the non-renewal of a tenure-track appointment or the denial of tenure
Deadline for academic staff to be informed about granting of increment, merit and promotion
Deadline by which faculty with continuing appointments must be notified by their Deans or equivalents that they will be reviewed out of the normal review cycle
Decision on career progress takes effect
Increments awarded to academic staff members not being reviewed
Deadline for the Dean or equivalent to inform academic staff members not normally due to be reviewed that a review will occur
Deadline for academic staff members to file notice of appeal with URFA
Deadline to provide written notification to the Chair of URFA of intent to appeal a career decision affecting career growth increments, merit increments and promotion
Deadline to apply for a sabbatical in the ensuing academic year
Deadline for Dean or equivalent to notify academic staff members of decision
Deadline for academic staff members to cancel a sabbatical that has already been granted