Faculty Relations

Faculty Relations provides advice and assistance to senior leadership, administrators,
supervisors, and HR Partners on a range of academic human resource and labour relations issues, including:

  • academic appointments, secondments, leaves, compensation, and medical   accommodations;
  • faculty and academic teaching staff evaluation committees (FEC and ATSEC), including training, coordination, and appointment of President Review Committee (PRC)representatives;
  • interpretation and application of the Academic Faculty, Faculty Services Officer (FSO),Librarians, and Academic Teaching Staff (ATS) schedules of the collective agreement between the University and AASUA;
  • collective bargaining with the Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) on the collective agreement between the University and the AASUA;
  • collective bargaining with the Graduate Students' Association (GSA) on the Graduate Student Assistantship Collective Agreement;
  • collective bargaining with the Postdoctoral Fellows Association (PDFA) on the Postdoctoral Fellows Collective Agreement;
  • application of various policies relating to the conduct of academic staff, including the Conflict of Interest and Commitment and Institutional Conflict Policy, the Research and Scholarship Integrity Policy, Ethical Conduct, and the Discrimination and Harassment& Policy;
  • informal and formal resolution of conflicts, grievances, appeals (including GAC), and complaints that involve academic staff;
  • administration and coordination of dean selection and review processes.

Faculty Relations works collaboratively with Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment (HRHSE) in interpreting academic agreements and administering terms and conditions for all academic staff.