University of Regina (Academic)
The University of Regina Faculty Association (URFA) is the certified bargaining agent for the University of Regina full and part-time academic employees.
The University of Regina Faculty Association became a certified Trade Union in May, 1977 when the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board named it as the bargaining agent for the Academic Staff at the University of Regina. Approximately 450 members were represented at that time. The University of Regina Faculty Association Academic Collective Agreement applies to academic staff members or members who are faculty, librarians, laboratory instructors, instructors, and sessionals. Currently, we represent approximately 950 members of this bargaining unit.
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 the University of Regina.
Please note that the documents posted online are not legally binding. Errors of commission and omission excepted.
Let us know what’s important to you in your next collective agreement
As you may know, your current collective agreement expired at the end of June 2021. Your bargaining team invites you, as University of Regina Academic members, to submit your feedback about what’s important to you as we prepare for the upcoming round of bargaining.
You are welcome to share your comments about topics generally or as they may relate to particular articles or appendices in your current collective agreement. Thank you for sharing what matters to you!
Summarized from Article 17 and Appendix D of your collective agreement.
Normal appointment date for faculty, instructors, and laboratory instructors
Deadline for application for promotion, merit, or tenure and submission of supporting documentation (for promotion and/or tenure only)
Deadline for submitting the names of three referees for academic staff members who are applying for promotion to Professor or Librarian IV, or applying or being considered for tenure
Deadline for academic staff members not due for a performance review to request a performance review
Deadline for submission of documentation following application for promotion or tenure.
Deadline for submitting your Annual Information Forms and supporting documents if you are an academic staff member with tenure-track appointment
Deadline for submitting your Annual Information Forms and supporting documents if you are an academic staff member with a term or tenured appointment
Deadline for notifying tenure-track staff members if their appointment has been renewed or if they have been granted tenure
Academic staff members who wish to appeal a negative decision regarding appointment renewal or tenure must file a notice of appeal with the Faculty Association.
Deadline for notifying academic staff members of decisions made regarding CGIs, merit increments, and/or promotions. Article 18.8 gives the specifics of the appeal process
Decision on career progress takes effect
CGIs 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 they are going to be reviewed
If you wish to appeal a negative career decision (not including tenure or appointment renewal) you must notify the Faculty Association by this date.
Deadline to apply for a sabbatical in the ensuing academic year
Deadline for Dean or equivalent to notify academic staff members of sabbatical decision
Deadline for academic staff members to cancel a sabbatical that has already been granted