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ARTICLE 55 SESSIONAL LECTURERS
Definition, Duties, Privileges and Responsibilities of Sessional Lecturers
(a) Sessional lecturer, when used in this Agreement, refers to a member of the bargaining unit:
(i) whose salary is fully paid from University operating funds, and
(ii) who is not in full-time employment with any other employer, and
(iii) who is not a retiree of the University, and
(iv) who on April 30, 1993 occupied the position of a Salaried Sessional Instructor or Salaried Clinical Instructor in Nursing and has done so for two (2) or more years.
(b) Sessional lecturers are appointed for an eight (8) month period from September 1 to April 30 and carry out teaching duties as their principal function.
(c) In the event of lay off, sessional lecturers shall be subject to Article 16 of this Agreement and, in accordance with clause 16:02 shall be laid off after probationary members but before members with tenure or permanence.
(d) It is understood that a member qualifying as a sessional lecturer under this clause will be reappointed from year to year as a sessional lecturer until the member has retired, quit, been dismissed for just cause or been laid off in accordance with the terms of this Agreement.
Letter of Appointment
Within twenty-one (21) working days from July 1, each sessional lecturer, sessional lecturer in Nursing and sessional lecturer in Visual Arts will be sent a Letter of Appointment which shall be signed by the President or his/her delegate and shall specify the terms and conditions of the appointment and the salary.
Assignment of Duties :
(a) The appropriate Dean, on the recommendation of the Head, after the Head’s consultation with sessional lecturer member(s), shall assign and schedule her/his duties and shall advise each sessional lecturer member of his/her assignment on or before February 15.
(b) Sessional lecturers shall be scheduled to teach six (6) credit courses during the Fall and Winter Semesters. Except that where the sessional lecturer at the expiry of the previous Agreement had a teaching load of five (5) courses he/she shall maintain the right to elect to teach his/her five (5) course teaching load with the salary adjustment stipulated in Article S.
(c) Sessional lecturers in Nursing shall be scheduled to teach from 416 to 624 hours during the Fall and Winter semesters. A sessional lecturer in Nursing who at the expiry of the previous Agreement had a teaching load of 300 hours or more and of between 416 and 624 hours of clinical instruction shall maintain the right to elect to continue such a teaching load with the salary adjustment stipulated in Article S.
(d) Sessional lecturers in Visual Arts shall be scheduled to teach four (4) studio courses during the Fall and Winter Semesters.
Articles and Clauses Applicable to Sessional Lecturers
The following Articles and clauses of this Agreement shall apply to sessional lecturers: 1 (Definitions), 2 (Declaration of Principles), 3 (Recognition), 4 (Dues Check-Off), 5:01-5:37 (Rights, Duties and Responsibilities), 6 (Management Rights), 7 (Existing Practices), 8 (Facilities and Support Services), 9:02 (Employment of Non-Members of the Bargaining Unit), 10 (Academic Freedom), 11 (No Discrimination), 15 (Financial Exigency), 16 (Lay Off, Notice, and Recall Rights and Compensation and Benefits), 19 (Court Leave), 20 (Leave of Absence Without Salary), 22 (Conference and Convention Leave), 23:10-18 (Study Leave), 24 (Compassionate Leave), 27 (Confidentiality and Access to Personnel files), 28 (Rights and Privileges of the Faculty Association and Members), 29 (Dismissal for Just Cause), 30 (Employment Equity), 32 (Amalgamation, Consolidation, Merger or Expansion of the University), 33 (Copies of this Agreement), 34 (Patents), 35 (Copyright), 36 (Patents and Copyright), 37 (Notices and Official Correspondence Pursuant to Agreement), 38:01 (e) (Information), 39 (Grievance and Arbitration Procedures), 44 (University Athletic Facilities), 45 (Public Liability Insurance), 47 Resignations/Retirement, 50 (Role of the Senate), 51 (No Strikes or Lock-Outs), 52 (Salaries and Other Benefits), 53 (Validity), 54 (Sessional Instructors/Posted Courses), 55 (Sessional Lecturers), 56 (Vacations, Holidays and Leave for Sessional Members), 57 (Pregnancy, Parental and Adoption Leave for Sessional Members), 58 (Discipline), 59 (Investigation of Allegation and Complaints), 61 (Duration of Agreement), A.2 (d), D.4 (University Retirement Plan), E. (Long Term Disability), F. (Health Insurance Plans), G. (Tuition), H. (Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment), I. (Professional Development and Membership Dues Reimbursement), K. ( Car Allowance), M. (University Loans), and S (Salary for Sessional Lecturers).
Sessional lecturers may join the Pension Plan, being the University of Windsor Retirement Plan for Faculty and Certain Employees, pursuant to eligibility requirements of the Pension Benefits Act of Ontario and will be notified in writing of this right by the University.
Full-time and Limited Term Appointments
55:05 In the event that a tenure-track or limited term position becomes available in an AAU in which a Sessional Lecturer(s) is/are employed, the AAU Head shall inform him/her of the position.
55:06 A sessional lecturer who is appointed to a limited term position shall be entitled to revert to his/her sessional lecturer position at the expiry of the limited term appointment without a reduction in his/her level or losing any rights, privileges or benefits as a sessional lecturer as outlined in this Agreement.
55:07 There will be three levels of sessional lecturers:
Sessional Lecturer I, Sessional Lecturer II, Sessional Lecturer III. Advancement from Sessional Lecturer II shall be on the recommendation of the AAU on the basis of job derived criteria developed by the AAU with regard to the teaching duties of Sessional Lecturers and approved by the Provost. A copy of the said job derived criteria shall be sent to the Faculty Association immediately after their adoption by the appropriate AAU, by the AAU Head. Persons appointed as sessional lecturers shall not be appointed at a level lower than they had held as a salaried sessional instructor. The procedures used to evaluate teaching performance of sessional lecturers in any AAU shall be the same as for evaluating the teaching performance of faculty members in the same AAU.
55:08 For purposes of ratification of this Agreement, sessional lecturers shall retain voting privileges in accordance with the Constitution of the Faculty Association of the University of Windsor from September 1 to August 31 of the year in which they are employed.
55:09 Sessional lecturers shall have the right to apply for Teaching/Graduate Assistants.
55:10 No sessional lecturer shall be reappointed at a Level lower than the Level he/she held in the previous academic year.