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When to go for tenure or promotion

Today is the best day to start thinking about your promotion/tenure case. You have a lot of resources to help you with your case. By May 31, your Department Head or Dean should have met with you to discuss your progress with respect to the approved standards, with which you should be familiar.  You don’t […]

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Important Update: Sabbatical Travel Funds

We have negotiated a Letter of Understanding that allows expanded use of sabbatical travel funds to address limitations on travel during the COVID-19 emergency. Employees who were/are on sabbatical during the academic years 2019-2020, 2020–2021 or 2021-2022 shall be permitted to use sabbatical travel funds for any purposes related to their approved sabbatical plan, provided that such expenditures […]

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Lessons from Laurentian

LUFA and OCUFA are calling for the resignation of Senior Laurentian University Leadershipand Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano who they claim were complicit in creating the university’s financial crisis. The result of the crisis is that Laurentian has terminated 83 professors, eliminated 27 positions through attrition and retirement, and cut 70 programs. Laurentian […]

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International Women’s Day 2021

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day (IWD). For more than a century IWD has been observed around the world to raise awareness of issues affecting women. It is a global day to recognize and celebrate advancements while reminding us of the need for continued vigilance and action.  The UN, noting “from challenge comes change,” […]

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Pre-approved IT Hardware Purchases for faculty

A list of pre-approved hardware has been finalized by IT Acquisitions in an effort to have purchases and approvals proceed more smoothly. This list itemizes hardware purchases or reimbursements that should not be denied by ConnectionPoint, but it is not comprehensive and if you find your request is denied, you should reach out to IT Acquisitions (it_acquisitions@usask.ca).  […]

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March 30, 2021 Deadline to Submit Expense Claims to Sun Life for Health, Dental and Flexible Spending Benefit

Claims for reimbursement for any expenses from any of the benefit plans must be submitted to and received by Sun Life within 90 days of the end of the calendar year in which the expense is incurred. This means that the deadline for submitting claims incurred between January 1 and December 31, 2020 is March 30, 2021.  Claims must be received by […]

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2020 Summary Report of the University Administrative Practices Survey

The USFA Executive reconstituted the USFA Committee on University Administrative Practices during the 2019-2020 academic year, but the pandemic struck just as the Committee was about to begin its process. Unable to have discussions as hoped with faculty in small groups about the ways administrative practices at the U of S help and hinder faculty […]

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