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The Faculty Association of the University of St. Thomas

 

FAUST Faculty Handbook

 

WHAT ARE STU'S EMERGENCY PROCEDURES FOR THE FOLOWING EMERGENCIES: A SERIOUS ACCIDENT OR MEDICAL EMERGENCY? A FIRE OR EXPLOSION? A CHEMICAL SPILL OR GAS LEAK? A BOMB THREAT? OR THREATS OF VIOLENCE?

WHO ARE THE ONSITE FIRST AID AND CPR PROVIDERS AT STU?

  • Andrew Lockhart, ADM-2nd floor, 460-0386
  • Dale Dasset, BMH 414, 452-0523
  • Linnet Humble, ECH 102, 452-0480
  • Dean Little, ECH 18, 452-0606
  • Ferne Stewart, ECH 18, 452-9676
  • Dave Dunbar, ECH G7, 452-0407
  • Owen Marshall, GMH 302, 452-9654
  • Eric Moffatt, JB O'Keefe Fitness Centre, 452-0539
  • Lehanne Knowlton, MMH 304, 460-0384
  • Lori Orchard, MMH 410, 453-7211

WHERE CAN I FIND A FIRST AID KIT?

  • Admissions Building: ADM 218 - Admissions Office
  • Brian Mulroney Hall: BMH 309 - Photocopier Room
  • Edmund Casey Hall: ECH 302 - Department Assistant Office & ECH 18 - Facilities Management Office
  • George Martin Hall: GMH 101 - Resistrar's Office & GMH 303 - Residence Life Office
  • Holy Cross House: HCH 206 - Department Assistant Office
  • James Dunn Hall: JDH 207 - Computer Lab (Front Desk) & JDH 1st Floor - Student Help Desk
  • JB O'Keefe Fitness Centre: Front Desk
  • Margaret McCain Hall: MMH 413 (Photocopier Room)

WHERE CAN I FIND AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) UNIT?

  • J.B. O'Keefe Fitness Centre
  • UNB Security Office  (UNB Wu Centre Room 3)

HOW DO FULL-TIME MEMBERS ACQUIRE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF OFFICE SPACE?

HOW DO PART-TIME FACULTY MEMBERS ACQUIRE OFFICE SPACE?

  • There are two (2) shared work spaces (BMH 104 and ECH 20) which all Part-Time Employees are eligible to use. To acquire a key for BMH or a security code for ECH 20, contact Ferne Stewart in Facilities Management (office ECH 18, phone number: 452-9676, email: fstewart@stu.ca
  • There are five (5) private offices designated to accommodate three (3) Employees per office. FAUST allocates spaces in the private offices, based on the number of courses being taught by each Part-Time member. Contact faust@stu.ca for more information.

HOW DO I GET BUILDING KEYS AND AUDIOVISUAL KEYS?

  • Contact Ferne Stewart, the Office Coordinator of Facilities Management: office: ECH 18;  phone: 452-0606; email:fstewart@stu.ca

WHO DO I CONTACT IF I LOCK MYSELF OUT OF MY OFFICE? OR IF MY CLASSROOM IS LOCKED?

  • Contact Ferne Stewart, the Office Coordinator of Facilities Management: office: ECH 18;  phone: 452-0606; email:fstewart@stu.ca
  • After hours: contact UNB Campus Security: phone 453-4830, email: security@unb.ca

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT GETTING SUPPLIES?

  • Contact Ferne Stewart, the Office Coordinator of Facilities Management: office: ECH 18; phone: 452-0606; email: fstewart@stu.ca

HOW DO I GET MY PHOTOCOPIER ACCESS CODE?

  • You usually obtain your photocopier access code from your departmental assistant.

HOW DO I OBTAIN A FACULTY ID CARD?

  • Contact Human Resources and they will prepare a letter for you. Take the letter to Imaging Services (UNB) and they will take your photo and prepare your ID. The primary location for photo IDs at UNB is the UNB Card Office at the Student Union Building (SUB), Room 106, phone: 453-5148, website: http://www.unb.ca/its/ (Click on Get/Replace Photo ID)

HOW DO I BOOK A ROOM FOR A MEETING OR SPECIAL EVENT?

HOW DO I ORDER A WORK REQUEST?

HOW DO I ORDER REFRESHMENTS FOR A MEETING OR SPECIAL FUNCTION?

HOW DO I CANCEL A CLASS?

  • If a class must be cancelled because of an unexpected occurrence such as the illness of the instructor, the instructor will notify the Vice-President (Academic)’s assistant, who will attempt to notify the students by posting the class cancellation (phone: 452-0531 or email: vpacademic@stu.ca. The instructor will also notify the department chair.
  • If an instructor may reasonably foresee his or her absence from a scheduled class, the prior approval of the Vice-President (Academic) is required. You must submit a written request, including the anticipated dates of your absence, reasons for cancelling class, and any alternative or makeup activities/assignments which you have arranged. It is your responsibility to inform students of foreseen absences and any alternative assignments/activities.
  • For more information, see class cancellation policy:http://w3.stu.ca/stu/administrative/vp_academic/class_cancellation.pdf

HOW DO I KNOW IF CLASSES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER?

  • The STU President makes the decision about whether to close the university
  • Local media outlets are notified of a storm closure by 6:45 AM. Faculty should consult local radio stations for news of cancellations: 106.9 FM, 95.1 FM, 103.5 FM, 105 FM, 1260 AM.
  • You may also call the university switchboard for cancellation updates: 452-0640
  • In cases where the university remains open, individual faculty members should use their own discretion in deciding whether to hold classes and/or report to work. If you decide to cancel classes, notify the Vice-President (Academic)’s Office (phone: 452-0531), as well as your department chair and department assistant.

HOW DO I OBTAIN COPIES OF THE FULL-TIME & PART-TIME COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS?

  • Paper copies are available outside of the FAUST office in ECH 211.
  • Electronic copies are available on this website.

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT ORDERING TEXTBOOKS FOR MY CLASSES?

  • To discuss any aspect of the textbook ordering process, contact Kimberley Giberson at the UNB Bookstore: phone 458-7913 or email: Kimberley.Giberson@unb.ca

HOW DO I CHECK OUT BOOKS AND PUT MATERIALS ON RESERVE AT THE LIBRARY?

HOW DO I CHECK MY COURSE LISTS AND SUBMIT MY GRADES?

HOW DO I ACCESS THE STU ACADEMIC CALENDAR?

HOW DO I ACCESS MY PAYROLL ADVICE SLIPS ELECTRONICALLY?

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I THINK I AM BEING SUBJECTED TO HARASSMENT OR DISCRIMINATION?

HOW DO I FIND INFORMATION ABOUT BENEFITS & PENSIONS AT STU?

  • Consult Human Resources: phone: 452-0612, offices: MMH 409-411, website: http://w3.stu.ca/stu/administrative/hr/benefits/default.aspx
  • The HR website contains links to policies & brochures and forms for the following benefits: Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Basic Life Insurance and Optional Life Insurance for faculty members or spouces, Health & Dental, Limited Term Disability, and the Health Spending Account. The website also contains information, statements and updates on STU's Pension Plan and Group RRSP and tools for retirement planning.
  • If you have questions about any of the above, contact Jason Scarbro, Director of HR and Faculty Relations, office:MMH 409, email jscarbro@stu.ca , phone 452-0630; HR Coordinator Jennifer Monroe, office MMH 411, email jmonroe@stu.ca , phone 452-0612; or Lori Orchard, HR Officer, office MMH 410, email lorchard@stu.ca , phone 452-7211.
  • Part-Time Schedule B Employees are eligible for the university's group insurance plans: for more specifics, see the Part-Time Collective Agreement available on this website. 
  • Schedule B Employees and Part-Time Employees who are receiving a Level II or Level III stipend become members of the pension plan. (For queries, contact Jason Scarbro, Director of HR and Faculty Relations, office MMH 409, email jscrabro@stu.ca )
  • All Schedule A and Regular Appointment Employees are eligible for a Health Spending Account of $120 for each 3-credit hour course taught. HR sends around a reminder at the beginning of each semester informing you that monies have been deposited to your account. You may register and check the balance of your HSA at https://www.medavie.bluecross.ca/gmp/Page/GMP/Login/LoginScreen.iface?wid=bed6adbf-d5c4-49d4-a890-73b3208426df
  • For a summary of PT benefits and allowances in the 2013-2016 Part-Time Collective Agreement, available on this website.

DO I HAVE ACCESS TO TUITION WAVERS AT STU?

  • . Yes. Employees and retired employees have access to 100% tuition wavers. Spouces and/or dependent children of Full-Time Employees or retired employees have access to 50% tuition wavers. Spouces  and/or dependent children of Part-Time Employees receive a tuition reduction in proportion to the employee's workload. For more information, see http://w3.stu.ca/stu/administrative/hr/policies/waiver.aspx

HOW DO I ACCOMMODATE ACCESSIBILITY IN THE CLASSROOM?

HOW DO I OBTAIN TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE?

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MONIES & RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES AT STU?

  • For Full-Time members, consult the Full-Time Collective Agreement (available on this website) for information on the Professional Development Allowance.
  • For Part-Time faculty, if you are a Schedule B Appointment, you have acess to a Professional Development Allowance: see the Part-Time Collective Agreement available on this website.
  • All Part-Time Schedule A or Regular Appointment Employees are eligible for a Teaching Enhancement Allowance of $50 per 3-credit hour course. See the Part-Time Collective Agreement available on this website.
  • All Part-Time and Full-Time faculty may obtain information on internal and external funding and other research opportunities at the STU Research Office: BMH 312, phone 452-0647, email: research@stu.ca or consult the website: http://w3.stu.ca/stu/research/default.aspx .

WHO DO I CONTACT ABOUT PEDAGOGICAL ISSUES?

  • Learning & Teaching Development provides access to resources and grants to help faculty with pedagogical issues: https://moodle.stu.ca/course/view.php?id=55 (you need to log in to Moodle to obtain full access to the resources)

HOW DO I ACCESS MOODLE, STU'S E-LEARNING PLATFORM?

  • Go to https://moodle.ca/ . If this is the first time you have used this site, you will need to have IT create a blank course for you. Follow the prompts.

WHO DO I TURN TO FOR ADVICE ON PROMOTION, TENURE, AND SABBATICAL ISSUES?

WHERE DO PART-TIME FACULTY MEMBERS OBTAIN INFORMATION ON ACADEMIC POSTINGS?