YUFA has confirmed that members may request a full-year stop-out in the Tenure & Promotion timeline, in recognition of any delays caused by the CUPE 3903 strike. The agreement is based on the same option that was made available to non-tenured/probationary members at several points in the past, including in 2015, following the previous CUPE 3903 strike.
Members should note that the stop-out is not automatic; members must write to their Dean/Principal to indicate that they would like use this option. The Dean/Principal will confirm the stop-out in writing.
The stop-out works as follows: in whatever year/stage members make their request for a stop-out, that year/stage will be extended by an additional year. For example, if a member who is in Pre-Candidacy 1 on June 1, 2018 makes a request on that date for a stop-out, the member will remain in Pre-Candidacy 1 until June 30, 2019. (This timeline is based on a July 1 appointment.)
Non-tenured/probationary members affected by the CUPE 3903 strike may request the stop-out at any point during their probationary period.
In addition, all members may decide whether course evaluations from Winter or Summer 2018 should be included or excluded in consideration of their teaching for the tenure and/or promotion process or for any other purpose. The same option exists for faculty members affected by the strike in the Winter 2015 semester. File Preparation Committees for candidates for advancement to candidacy, for tenure, and for promotion should ask these candidates to indicate whether they wish such course evaluations to be considered by the Adjudicating Committee.
The full Tenure and Promotion Documents are available here.
For more information, please email [email protected].