Table of Contents Teaching for the 2021-2022 academic year Request for an independent inquiry Dear members, It has been brought to the APUO’s attention that as faculties begin... read more
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Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa
Welcome to APUO
The Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO) is a professional association and certified union, bargaining and representing 1,311 full-time professors, librarians, language teachers, and Continuing Special Appointments Professors (CSAP). The general objective of the Association is to promote the interests and welfare of its members through collective bargaining and other appropriate means.
Table of Contents COVID-19 Academic and Professional Leave LOU update Winter 2021 Course Syllabi OCUFA Survey Results University of Ottawa Library Open Educational... read more
Dear members, In this communication, we provide a brief update on four Letters of Understanding (LOUs) relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Student Evaluation of Teaching... read more
Letters of Understanding – COVID-19
The APUO has successfully signed Letters of Understanding (LOUs) with the Central Administration to protect the interests of its members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are the LOUs currently in effect:
- the use of the PER for retiring members during the COVID-19 period
- promotion and tenure, and continuing appointment procedures during the COVID-19 period
- academic and professional leaves during the COVID-19 period
- time limits, meetings and other matters related to the collective agreement during COVID-19
- COVID-19 Performance Assessment of Members
- COVID-19 Impact on Course Development and Delivery
While the student evaluation of teaching during the COVID-19 period is no longer in effect, the APUO and the Central Administration have agreed that for the Fall 2020 term, the Employer will not produce A-reports. Repeating the modified process that was agreed upon for the 2020 Winter and Spring/Summer terms, APUO members will be provided with a report containing the results of student responses to all the questions and comments from the questionnaire, known as “P-Report,” which can be used in promotion and tenure applications, should a member choose to do so.