Workload Monitoring Group (WMG)

The WMG or Workload Monitoring Group is in charge of ensuring that faculty workloads are captured on SWFs accurately and can provide additional support to members if there is disagreement about workload.  Checking the second box on your SWF initiates a conversation with your chair which typically can be resolved by making changes and re-issuing a SWF.  If the workload concerns are not addressed or updated in the re-issued version, the WMG is here to help.  Article 11 in the collective agreement addresses workload if you want additional informaiton.

Assigning Work

with NO changes

  • Typically an email or meeting with your chair/coordinator will happen to discuss teaching assignments for the upcoming term.

  • SWF is issued.  Faculty have 5 business days to respond with a signed SWF, if the SWF is not signed, the workload can be imposed. 

  • The faculty member signs the SWF and checks the FIRST box (Mutually agreed workload) and returns it to the chair.

  •  DONE​

 

Assigning Work

WITH changes

  • Typically an email or meeting with your chair/coordinator will happen to discuss teaching assignments for the upcoming term.

  • SWF is issued.  Faculty have 5 business days to respond with a signed SWF, if the SWF is not signed, the workload can be imposed. 

  • The faculty member signs the SWF and checks the Second box, adds comments outlining the requested changes or concerns, and returns it to the chair.

  • The chair must have a discussion within 14 days of receiving the signed SWF.  If the discussion does not resolve the workload concern then the SWF will go to the WMG for review. ​

 

*In most cases, chairs will work with faculty to create a mutually agreed workload and will re-issue a SWF with the changes within 14 days.  If a resolution is reached the SWF will not need to go to the WMG.

  • If there is still no agreement on the workload after the re-issued SWF it is recommended that members reach out to their school steward for support. The next steps involve the WMG and will typically be resolved there.  If not, the concern can move into arbitration.