Article 15 – Association Relations


15. ASSOCIATION RELATIONS

15.1 Provision of Services
The University agrees to provide the Association with office space at standard rental rates and, subject to availability, to provide at standard rates those services normally available to departments, e.g. telephone, duplicating, audio visual, computing, meeting rooms.

15.2 Released-Time for Association President and Chair of Economic Benefits Committee
(a) The President of the Association shall be entitled to a reduction in work load over the term of the appointment. For a tenured or tenure-track faculty member, there shall be a reduction in teaching load and in research expectations of at least half. In addition, there may be such other relief from the normal duties of a faculty member as are consistent with the spirit of this section and which have the approval of the department Chair. For someone other than a tenured or tenure-track faculty member, there shall be commensurate relief. The cost of replacement resulting therefrom shall be shared equally by the Association and the University provided the total shall not exceed the equivalent of sessional stipends for the teaching of four courses per year or if the parties agree, the equivalent of assistant professor, step 4 salary for an eight month appointment.

(b) The Chair of the Association's Economic Benefits Committee shall be entitled to a reduction in workload over the term of the appointment. For a tenured or tenure-track faculty member there shall be a reduction in teaching load of one course. For someone other than a tenured or tenure-track faculty member there shall be commensurate relief. The cost of replacement resulting therefrom shall be shared equally by the Association and the University provided the total shall not exceed the equivalent of a sessional stipend for the teaching of one course per year.

15.3 Recognition of Service
A member's contribution to the work of the Association shall be deemed service to the University and shall be recognized in all assessments of performance including, but not limited to, renewal, tenure, promotion and salary review.

15.4 Cost Sharing on Approval Procedures
Cost of approval procedures conducted under 8.3.5, 9.2 and 16.1 shall be shared equally between the University and the Association.

The SFU Faculty Association is a member-driven professional association and collective bargaining agent for faculty, librarians and other academic staff at the three campuses of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver B.C.

Find us at:
AQ 2035 at the Burnaby Campus
Phone: 778-782-4676
Email: sfufa@sfu.ca

Mailing address:
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6