ARTICLE 28 - Rights and Privileges of the Faculty Association and Members
28:01 The University shall provide to the Faculty Association as office space the premises designated as 366 Sunset Avenue in accordance with the provisions of the lease between the University of Windsor and the Faculty Association dated September 1st 1983, or other mutually agreeable office space on terms consistent with the said lease.
28:02 (a) When the current lease for the premises specified in clause 28:01, or renewal thereof, expires, the Board of Governors may further renew the lease or shall at its sole discretion provide comparable premises mutually agreeable to the Faculty Association and to the Board of Governors on terms consistent with those specified in the said lease.
(b) The Association shall continue to have the use of the internal postal service of the University, printing and duplicating services, computer facilities, audio-visual equipment and meeting rooms on the same basis and at the same rate established by the University for other University users.
28:03 The Association may, at its expense, make modifications to the property as set out in clause 28:02 (a), excluding structural modifications. Before making such modifications the Association shall obtain the consent of the University which consent shall not be withheld unreasonably. Upon vacating said premises the Association shall, at its expense, restore the premises to the renovated state in which the University delivered them to the Association, if required to do so by the University.
28:04 The Association shall have the right at any time to call upon the assistance of representatives of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (C.A.U.T.), the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (O.C.U.F.A.), the Ontario College and University Library Association (O.C.U.L.A.), and the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries (C.A.C.U.L), when dealing with or negotiating with the University. Such representatives and any other duly designated representatives shall have access to the University premises at all reasonable times to consult with members, Association officers, or University officials. When such representatives deal directly with the University officials, the extent of their authority shall be clearly defined and communicated to the University officials by the Association.
28:05 The President and members of the Association Council shall have the right at all reasonable times to consult with members, Association officers or University officials in the administration of this Agreement. The Association recognizes, however, the responsibility of the President and members of the Association Council for insuring the uninterrupted continuation and quality of program(s) of the University in which the President and members of the Association Council are involved.
28:06 (a) In recognition of the duties of the President of the Association, she/he shall be entitled to a reduction of four (4) courses. In the event that the President is a non-teaching member, she/he shall be entitled to a reduction of two-thirds (2/3) of the weekly hours or twenty-four (24) hours per week, as appropriate.
(b) The Chairperson of the Grievance Committee shall be entitled to a one-half (½) reduction of her/his normal teaching load, but in no event shall the teaching load be reduced below two (2) semester courses. In the case of a non-teaching member, she/he shall be entitled to a reduction of one-sixth (1/6) of the weekly hours or six (6) hours per week, as appropriate, if, in either case the reduction does not necessitate a replacement.
(c) The University shall also provide two (2) course reduction(s) (or the weekly hour equivalent) to be allocated at the discretion of the Faculty Association with three (3) months' prior notice to the University.
(d) Notwithstanding clause 28:06 (a), (b) and (c), the Faculty Association shall be entitled to purchase six (6) course reductions in any academic year. Such courses shall be allocated at the discretion of the Association with three (3) months' prior notice to the University.
28:07 In addition, the President of the Association and her/his appointees upon written request may be granted leave with full salary and all other rights, privileges, and benefits to attend conferences, conventions, seminars, and workshops related to the field of collective bargaining. The parties recognize, however, the responsibility of the University for ensuring the uninterrupted continuation and quality of program(s) of the University in which the President of the Association and her/his appointees are involved and in light of this responsibility leave under this clause 28:07 shall not be withheld unreasonably.
28:08 Service of any member of the Faculty Association to the National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (N.U.C.A.U.T.), Canadian Association of University Teachers (C.A.U.T.) and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (O.C.U.F.A.) shall be considered by the University in the evaluation of the member as Other Service to the profession or community.
28:09 (a) Members shall have the right to serve on duly constituted governing bodies and committees of the Faculty Association. Such members shall be granted reasonable time off from other duties for this purpose provided arrangements can be made for ensuring the uninterrupted continuation and quality of program(s) of the University in which the members are involved.
(b) Such service shall be considered as Other Service to the University.
28:10 Members elected to the Board of Governors shall not be treated differently from members of the bargaining unit in respect of their terms and conditions of employment by reason of their membership on the Board of Governors.