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.

Con­tracts

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 1020 mem­bers of this bar­gain­ing unit.

Please note that the doc­u­ments post­ed online are not legal­ly bind­ing. Errors of com­mis­sion and omis­sion excepted.

2017-2021 Contract in PDF (2 MB)

2014-2017 Contract in PDF (1 MB)

2011-2014 Contract in PDF (1 MB)

2008-2011 Contract in PDF (538 KB)

Cri­te­ria Documents

Faculty of Arts (343 KB)

Faculty of Business Administration (41 KB)

Faculty of Education (609 KB)

Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science (416 KB)

ESL Instructors (444 KB)

Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies (157 KB)

La Cité Universitaire Francophone (256 KB)

Lab Instructors (256 KB)

Library (299 KB)

Faculty of MAP (550 KB)

Faculty of Nursing (282 KB)

Faculty of Science - Faculty and Instructors (2017) (395 KB)

Faculty of Science - Faculty and Instructors (2014) (262 KB)

Faculty of Social Work (304 KB)

Nego­ti­a­tions

Team

Chief Negotiating Officer/Economics
Jason Childs
Library
Kate Cushon
Sessional-KHS
Andi Martin
Biology
Britt Hall
URFA
Colin Tether

Bar­gain­ing Updates

October 16, 2019: Add One/Drop One grievance moves to arbitration (208 KB)

June 24, 2019: URFA files grievance over Add One/Drop One implementation (210 KB)

June 4, 2019: Collective Agreement 2017-2021 Information Sheet, U of R Academic Term, Tenured and Tenure-Track Staff Members (441 KB)

June 4, 2019: Collective Agreement 2017-2021 Information Sheet, U of R Academic Sessionals (443 KB)

May 10, 2019: Update to U of R Academic Bargaining "Add One/Drop One" issue (205 KB)

April 1, 2019: Tentative Agreement Presentation (232 KB)

March 26, 2019: University of Regina Academic Bargaining - Tentative Agreement Reached (217 KB)

Impor­tant Dates

Sum­ma­rized from Arti­cle 17 and Appen­dix D of the Col­lec­tive Agreement.

July 1 to June 30

Academic Year

January 1 to December 31

Review Year

July 1

Normal appointment date for faculty, instructors, and laboratory instructors

Per­for­mance Review Sequence

September 30

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

October 31

Deadline for submission of documentation following application for promotion or tenure.

December 15

Deadline for submitting your Annual Information Forms and supporting documents if you are an academic staff member with tenure-track appointment

January 31

Deadline for submitting your Annual Information Forms and supporting documents if you are an academic staff member with a term or tenured appointment

March 31

Deadline for notifying tenure-track staff members if their appointment has been renewed or if they have been granted tenure

Within 30 days of Notification of Appointment Renewal or Granting of Tenure - and No Later than April 30

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.

Notice of Appeal Form in PDF (71 KB)

June 30

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

July 1

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

July 31

If you wish to appeal a negative career decision (not including tenure or appointment renewal) you must notify the Faculty Association by this date.

Notice of Appeal Form in PDF (71 KB)

Sab­bat­i­cals

October 1

Deadline to apply for a sabbatical in the ensuing academic year

December 31

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

February 28

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