33.01 Professional Allowance

A non-accountable professional allowance will be provided. This will be added to the stipend for the course and paid at the rate outlined in Schedule 'A'.

33.02 Teaching Materials

The Employer agrees to provide the necessary resources to sessional lecturers so they may fulfill their teaching duties effectively and with support equivalent to that provided to faculty. Such support includes, but is not limited to:

Copies of educational materials essential to the course (i.e. textbooks, manuals, software programs, etc.);

  • Access to library resources;
  • Access to reasonable office space in which to meet with students;
  • Telephone access;
  • Access to a computer with internet capabilities;
  • Access to electronic mail;
  • Use of printers and photocopiers for course-related material(s);
  • Marking assistance for large classes; and
  • Clerical assistance when necessary.

In addition, sessional lecturers may apply through the Academic Participation/Professional Development Fund for financial assistance to purchase necessary teaching materials that support or enhance delivery of course content.

33.03 Academic Participation/Professional Development Fund

The Employer will make available a fund of $20,000 per year to enable the academic participation of and to support the professional development of sessional lecturers. Unused portions of the fund will be returned to the fund for reallocation.

Information governing the eligibility and administration of the fund will be available on the Human Resources website and from the Union.

The Sessional Joint Union-Management Committee (SJUMC) will administer the fund in accordance with the established guidelines. The SJUMC will evaluate and make changes to the guidelines as necessary.

33.04 Tuition Waiver Fund

The Employer will make available the equivalent of thirty-six (36) three (3) credit unit tuition waivers per academic year to help enable educational upgrading for sessional lecturers. The maximum size of waiver available to any applicant in any academic year shall be equivalent to the Canadian student course-based tuition for a six (6) credit unit undergraduate class in Tuition Category 3 which is current at the time the course is taken. No applicant who has been awarded the maximum waiver in one year can receive an additional waiver in the succeeding year unless one month has lapsed following the start of the application period. Applicants will list their previous awards on their application.

Unused waivers can be carried over to the fund for reallocation for the next year. The maximum fund balance will be the equivalent of forty (40) three (3) credit unit waivers.

The Sessional Joint Union-Management Committee (SJUMC) will administer the fund in accordance with the established guidelines. The SJUMC will evaluate and may make changes to the guidelines as necessary. Information governing the eligibility and administration of the fund will be available on the Human Resources website and from the Union.