Table of contents Support for Laurentian University Faculty Association Evaluations of senior administrators amid the COVID-19 pandemic Ian Linkletter and... read more
Welcome to the APUO!
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.
Dear members of the APUO, In accordance with its Policy Statement on Assessment of Senior Administrators, in 2020 the APUO asked members in the faculties of... read more
Dear members, It has been brought to our attention that some faculties are attempting to pressure APUO members into committing to a specific instructional format for the Fall 2021... 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While the student evaluation of teaching during the COVID-19 period is no longer in effect, the APUO and the Central Administration have agreed that for the Fall 2020 term, the Employer will not produce A-reports.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.