Survival Guide

The Association is pleased to offer its members the CUPFA’S SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSITY. To all new CUPFA members — a warm welcome! This guide was created to help all members find their way through some administrative traffic. As well, we hope it will facilitate your life here at Concordia. This GUIDE will be periodically updated. Consult, survive, and prosper.

Maria E. Peluso,
Editor and CUPFA President

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Table of Contents

Your Guide to Surviving
University Maps
President’s Message
CUPFA Executive
Introduction

Academic Freedom
About Committees
Applying for Courses
Cancelling a Class
Course Cancellation
Course Evaluations

Grievances
Hiring Do’s and Don’ts
Leave of Absences
Overloads
Professional Development

Reserve Courses and Classifications
Remuneration
Seniority
Training on the Collective Agreement
Benefits
Pensions

Salary Insurance (Short-Term Disability)
Tuition Waivers
Assistance for Students
Academic Integrity and Issues of Cheating
Student Grades

Disruptive Behaviour
Helping Students
Athletic Facilities
Keys and Photocopying
Email, Computer Services

Teaching and Learning
Libraries
Employee Assistance
Daycare Services
External and Other Personal Services
Key University Offices and Services (contact information)

With special thanks to the editorial team
Patrice Blais, VP Grievance and Collective Agreement; Scott Chlopan, Executive Secretary; Judith Grad, Chair Mobilization; Mike Pinsonneualt, Grievance Assistant; Diane Pitre, Office Assistant; Karen Taillon, Office Manager

NOTE: last updated on Feb. 28, 2012