Full-time Faculty should have their Standard Workload Forms (SWFs) from their managers very soon, as SWFs are due at least six weeks before the start of the next semester. Read more about the SWF timeline here: slcfaculty.ca/swf-and-partial-load-faculty-contracts-timeline
A few things need to be considered by Full-time Faculty, especially if they are teaching in the spring.
- Full-time Faculty are allotted ten days of professional development (PD), five of which can be consecutive. When will those days be slotted into your workload? They are not detailed on the SWF and it is up to the Full-time Faculty member to find the days and the time to pursue PD activities. Read more about Full-time Faculty and PD here: slcfaculty.ca/pd-full-time-faculty
- Full-time Faculty are entitled to TWO MONTHS’ vacation. A faculty member may choose to break up these two months, upon approval from their manager, but the college cannot break up the two months without the consent of the faculty member. If the faculty member breaks up the contiguous two-month block of vacation time, they then have 43 days of vacation, not including holidays. Note that while breaking up vacation time is desirable for some faculty members, it can result in fewer days of vacation overall.
From the Collective Agreement:
15.01 A A full-time employee who has completed one full academic year’s service with the College shall be entitled to a vacation of two months as scheduled by the College. A full-time employee may request and, with the approval of the College, may have a vacation that is scheduled in periods other than a contiguous two-month block. A full-time employee who has completed less than one full academic year’s service with the College shall be entitled to a two month vacation period and shall be paid the remainder of the employee’s prorated annual salary. The request of the employee shall be in writing and a copy provided to the Union Local President. Where the employee requests a vacation in other than a contiguous two month block, the employee shall be entitled to forty-three (43) weekdays of vacation not including any holidays as set out in Article 16.
- There is a limit to the number of CONTACT WEEKS OF TEACHING (36 weeks), a limit to the number of CONTACT DAYS (180 days), and a limit to the number of CONTACT HOURS in an academic year (648 hours). If you have taught in the fall and winter and are going to be teaching in the spring, double check that your SWF doesn’t push you over these limits.
From the Collective Agreement:
11.01 B 1 Total workload assigned and attributed by the College to a teacher shall not exceed 44 hours in any week for up to 36 weeks in which there are teaching contact hours for teachers in post-secondary programs and for up to 38 weeks in which there are teaching contact hours in the case of teachers not in post-secondary programs.
11.01 K 1 Contact days (being days in which one or more teaching contact hours are assigned) shall not exceed 180 contact days per academic year for a teacher in post-secondary programs or 190 contact days per academic year for a teacher not in post-secondary programs.
11.01 K 3 Teaching contact hours shall not exceed 648 teaching contact hours per academic year for a teacher in post-secondary programs or 760 teaching contact hours per academic year for a teacher not in post-secondary programs.
Learn more about the SWF here: slcfaculty.ca/standard-workload-form