Academic Administrative Positions

YUFA has learned that a number of academic units are experiencing difficulty in filling the positions of chair or director, undergraduate and graduate director, and various coordinators, apparently as a result of the reduction of previous levels of course release for service under Appendix P of the Collective Agreement. YUFA urges its members to make the fullest use of Article 18.16 of that agreement, which allows for a special agreement between a dean and a faculty member considering an administrative position under Appendix P. Members are reminded that they are entitled to take a YUFA member, such as an Officer of Executive or a Chief Steward, to any meeting with a dean. YUFA also reminds members that, although deans approve the appointments, in most units established practices allow a unit to recommend candidates for those positions in a collegial fashion. Units are encouraged to contact one of the Chief Stewards for clarification.