Luther College (Academic)

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion (URFA) is the cer­ti­fied bar­gain­ing agent for Luther Col­lege full- and part-time aca­d­e­m­ic members.

Col­lec­tive Agreements

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.

2017-2021 Collective Agreement (1 MB)

2014-2017 Collective Agreement (938 KB)

2011-2014 Collective Agreement (887 KB)

2008-2011 Collective Agreement (275 KB)

Impor­tant Dates

Sum­ma­rized from Arti­cles 17 and 18 and Appen­dix E of your col­lec­tive agreement.

Per­for­mance Reviews

July 1 to June 30

Academic Year

January 1 to December 31

Review Year

July 1

Normal appointment date for faculty members, instructors, and laboratory instructors

November 30

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

December 15

Deadline for academic staff members with tenure-track appointments to submit Annual Information Forms and supporting documentation to the Dean

January 31

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

March 31

Deadline for academic staff with tenure-track appointments to be informed concerning renewal of appointment or granting of tenure

Within 30 days of notification and no later than April 30

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

June 30

Deadline for academic staff to be informed about granting of increment, merit and promotion

Before July 1

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

July 1

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


October 1

Deadline to apply for a sabbatical in the ensuing academic year

By December 31

Deadline for Dean or equivalent to notify academic staff members of decision

By February 28

Deadline for academic staff members to cancel a sabbatical that has already been granted