Call for members: Joint Committee on Teaching Load and Class Size

YUFA is seeking members for the Joint Committee on Teaching Load and Class Size. This committee, per Article 18.14 of the Collective Agreement, will study the issue of teaching loads including class size.

More details on the committee are provided below.

If you are interested in being appointed to the above-noted committee, please submit a brief written statement outlining your interest and relevant experience to [email protected] no later than April 11, 2023.

ARTICLE 18.14 - The parties agree to establish a Joint Committee on Teaching Load and Class Size, composed of an equal number of representatives appointed by each party.

(a) The Committee will study the issue of teaching loads, including class size.

(b) The Administration agrees to provide the Committee with any information required to conduct its work in this regard.

(c) The Committee will receive from academic units reports respecting teaching load, taking into consideration factors such as, but not limited to: availability of space, facilities, and resources; programmatic/curricular requirements; overall workload and teaching load of each faculty member; workload and teaching load of untenured faculty; complement; comparable data at other universities; such other concerns as it may wish to bring to the attention of the parties.

(d) The Committee shall meet a minimum of four (4) times per year.

(e) The Administration agrees to inform the Committee of any relevant plans or intentions that might have an impact on teaching load, including class size.

(f) The Committee will study and make recommendations in light of the Collective Agreement concerning: (i) the appropriateness in particular instances of teaching load, including class size; (ii) notice, when within a month of the commencement of classes, enrolments exceed those planned; and (iii) credit for course cancellations, exceptional course preparation, and alternate forms of delivery. The Committee will include student load in its study of (i).