Academic Term means the period between the first and last day of lectures as stated in the University Calendar for the first (fall) term T1, the second (winter) term T2, or the third (spring/summer) term T3.

Academic Unit includes a College, Department, School, the University Library, or similar academic structure as established by the University Council and Senate.

Academic Year means the twelve-month period commencing on July 1 of a given calendar year and ending on June 30 of the succeeding calendar year, divided into 3 terms: T1, T2, and T3.

Agreement means the Collective Agreement between the Employer and the Association contained herein.

Association means the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Association.

Board means the Board of Governors of the University.

Chair of the Faculty Association means the Chair of the Faculty Association or the Chair's designate.

College means an academic unit of the University headed by a Dean or Executive Director of a School as established by the University Council and Senate except where such definition conflicts with specific provisions of the Agreement.

Council means the University of Saskatchewan Council. 

Dean means the Chief Executive of a College or School, or the Chief Executive's designate, except where such definition conflicts with specific provisions of the Agreement.

Department means an administrative subdivision of a College, including a School within a departmentalized College, as established by the University Council and Senate.

Department Head means the head of a Department or the Director of a School within a departmentalized College.

Employee means any faculty member or librarian included within the scope of the certification order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board. 

Employer means the University of Saskatchewan in the same sense used in the certification order of the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board dated November 20, 2008.

Faculty Member means a person appointed by the Board to the rank of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Librarian, Associate Librarian, Assistant Librarian, Lecturer, Instructor or Special Lecturer.

Full-Time Appointment is one in which the faculty member's assigned duties require full-time employment on a 12-month basis, except that a faculty member appointed for less than a full year shall be designated full-time if the faculty member's period of employment is coincident with an academic term and the assigned duties require full-time employment.

Part-Time Appointment is one in which the employee’s assigned duties require less than full-time employment and in which the employee is required to work on the basis of less than full days, less than full weeks, less than an academic term, or in the case of the Library less than six months, or a combination of these.  The term "clinical" is applied to certain part-time faculty members of the Health Science Colleges.

President means the President of the University or the President's designate.

Provincial Head means a person holding a joint headship appointment in a clinical department in the College of Medicine and the corresponding provincial department in the Saskatchewan Health Authority.

Sessional Lecturer means a person holding an appointment in scope of the sessional lecturer bargaining unit and who is responsible for teaching a credit course and remunerated on a per-  course basis.

Unified Head means the head of an academic Department in the College of Medicine who holds a joint headship appointment in the corresponding clinical department in a health region.

University means The University of Saskatchewan as defined in the University of Saskatchewan Act, 1995, as amended up to and including the date of execution of this Agreement.