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Wilfrid Laurier University Vice President: Academic & Provost
December 19, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Resources for Academic Administrators



Collective Agreements:

    Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) Collective Agreement for Full-time Faculty and Professional Librarians 2011-2014

    Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association (WLUFA) Collective Agreement for Part-time Contract Academic Staff and Part-time Librarians 2010-2013

    Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (WLUSA) Collective Agreement

      PTP In-Class Evaluation of Professional Teaching Faculty:

      Guidelines

      Form 1: Pre-observation Notes

      Form 2: Classroom Observation Notes

      Form 3: Classroom Observation - Organization/Analysis of Data

      Form 4: Feedback Form for Discussion with Instructor

      Form 5: Final Report


      Manual/Training Presentations:

      Appointment and Promotion Committee Training Slides - May 2014

      Best Practices in Faculty Hiring Training Slides - August 2012

      Conflict & Workplace Culture Training Slides - August 2013

      Departmental Tenure and Promotion Committee (DAPC) Manual

      Hiring Contract Academic Staff - Part-Time Appointment Committee (PTAC) training - May 2014

      Leadership - New Faculty - What we need to do - The First 5 years - August 2013

      Medical Leaves and Accommodations Training Slides - August 2012

      Mentoring and Teaching Training Slices - August 2013

      Role of Chairs and Deans During the Tenure-Track Process Training Slides - August 2013

      Work Permit Process for Non-Canadian Faculty -This version is for Deans/Chairs and sets out process, timelines, fees, advice


      Useful Resources:

      Emeritus Status - Faculty Members and Professional Librarians who retire may wish to retain some formal affiliation with the University. Following retirement, those wishing to apply for Emeritus Status must do so within six months following the retirement date

      Employee Assistance Program - Available for all faculty and staff members

      Diversity and Equity Office - Resources and staff available for consultation

      Harassment & Discrimination Policy - Additional information can be found on the Office of Dispute Resolution and Support website

      Information Technology Services - Support, training, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions for faculty and staff

      Office of Educational Development - Fosters and advances a culture that values excellence in teaching and learning

      Safety, Health, Environment & Risk Management (SHERM) - Committed to promoting an environmentally responsible, safe, and healthy work environment for all community members

      Special Constable Service - Committed to preventing crime, as well as providing education and customer service for students, faculty, staff, and visitors


      Useful Resources - Mentoring:

      http://www.faculty.harvard.edu/development-and-mentoring/faculty-mentoring-resources

      http://www.faculty.harvard.edu/development-and-mentoring/faculty-mentoring-resources/department-chair-resources

      http://science.ubc.ca/faculty/mentoring

      http://www.science.ualberta.ca/en/FacultyAndStaff/MentorshipProgram/ChairResponsibilities.aspx

      https://uwaterloo.ca/centre-for-teaching-excellence/teaching-resources/teaching-tips/professional-development/enhancing-your-teaching/faculty-mentoring

      http://fod.msu.edu/resources-faculty-mentoring

      http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/07/15/essay-starting-mentoring-relationship

      http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2013/07/22/essay-calling-senior-faculty-embrace-new-style-mentoring

      Useful Resources - Academic Administrators:

      http://www.research.msstate.edu/rresources/pdf/fac_leadership/08_09/10_08_handout_schulz.pdf

      http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/open-letter-to-2010-2011s-new-department-chairs/

      http://chronicle.com/article/10-Suggestions-for-a-New/64963/

      http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/academic-leadership/a-10-point-survival-guide-to-being-and-staying-an-academic-leader/

      https://www.aapm.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/Secrets%20to%20Surviving%20the%20First%20Year.pdf

      https://www.aapm.utoronto.ca/sites/default/files/attachments/Meeting%20the%20Challenge%20of%20a%20Janus%20Job.pdf