LETTER IV - LIMITED TERM APPOINTMENTS

The parties agree that, for the purpose of giving the University flexibility to address enrolment fluctuation, a total of five (5), nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11), month Limited Term Appointments may be made in each year of this Agreement. All such appointments shall be made in accordance with the provisions pertaining to qualifications for appointment as may from time to time be adopted by Senate, subject to the following condition. Where an AAU advertises for such a limited term appointment, a sessional instructor holding the appropriate qualifications, a demonstrated record of successful teaching together with an average of three (3) or more semester courses during the last eight (8) academic years, shall, at his/her option, be included on the short list of candidates and be considered by the AAU Appointments Committee.

All other Limited Term Appointments shall be made according to all the provisions of Articles 12 and 13.

Except as otherwise stated below, the terms and conditions applying to nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) month Limited Term Appointments shall be as those applied to Limited Term Appointments generally, including all benefits and entitlement to participation as permitted in the University of Windsor Retirement Plan for Faculty and Certain Employees;

1. Nine (9) month Limited Term Appointments shall cover any one of the following nine month periods: August 15 to May 15, or December 15 to September 15, or April 15 to January 15. Ten (10) and eleven (11) month limited term appointments will begin no later than August 15, December 15, or April 15. Vacation entitlement shall be consistent with Article 46:01 and salaries shall be consistent with Article A.1.

2.When offered a consecutive limited term appointment, a nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) month Limited Term Appointee shall be given the option of either a twelve (12) month or if he/she is unable or unwilling to accept a twelve (12) month limited term appointment, a nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) month limited term appointment. Upon accepting the consecutive appointment the appointee shall be entitled to contribute to benefits and make payments into the University Retirement Plan for either the period between the date of termination of the nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) month limited term appointment and the commencement of the consecutive appointment, or for the period between the date of acceptance of the consecutive limited term appointment and its commencement, whichever is shorter. Should the appointee elect to contribute to benefits and make payments into the University Retirement Plan, during such period the University shall continue to pay its required share of benefits, contributions and payments into the University Retirement Plan. Vacation entitlement shall be consistent with Article 46:01, salaries shall be consistent with Article A.1 and salary adjustments shall be as contained in Article A.4, all prorated.

3.All nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) month Limited Term Appointments will be considered to be at least at the rank of Lecturer and entitled to, at the minimum, the salary floor for their rank pro-rated for the period of the appointment.

4.All nine (9), ten (10), or eleven (11) month Limited Term reappointments shall be eligible for the same salary increases as probationary appointments but prorated for the period of the appointment.