Letter of Understanding

The parties agree that the Collective Agreement is silent on whether or not Probationary Members in the last year of their probationary period may submit applications for Sabbatical Leave.

The parties also agree that the Collective Agreement is silent on the appointment of a candidate without an earned doctoral degree or its equivalent to a probationary position and on arrangements for the completion of the degree.

The parties therefore on a without prejudice or precedent basis agree that the following will form part of the Collective Agreement for the life of this Collective Agreement.

Sabbatical Leave Application

Current Probationary Members who will be considered for Tenure within the life of this Collective Agreement can make application for Sabbatical Leave.

It is understood that only tenured Members will be eligible to take Sabbatical Leave.

The deadline for application for the above-noted persons for the year 2000 only will be extended until October 23, 2000, instead of the current second Monday in September.

Appointments (doctoral degree in progress)

The parties agree to the following:

That a candidate for a probationary position may be appointed to the rank of Assistant Professor or higher on a probationary appointment, provided that the doctoral degree or its equivalent is in progress.

It is agreed and understood that if the doctoral degree or its equivalent is not completed within three (3) years from the date of appointment (excluding periods provided for in the Collective Agreement which result in the extension of the above-noted period, e.g. , pregnancy leave, leave of absence) the Member's rank will change to that of Lecturer (Limited-Term), and the salary will change to that of Lecturer. It is agreed and understood that the appointment procedure referred to above may have a limited retroactive application back to July 1, 2000. The parties also understand that any retroactive application will not have a detrimental effect on current appointees. For clarity, current appointees may be given the benefit of the above-noted provision to be reappointed to a higher rank but not demoted to a lower rank.
 

Signed this 16th Day of October at London in the year 2000
 
For the University 
(Original signed by Alex Mercer) 
For the Association
(Original signed by Mike Dawes)