Bargaining and TAF

This is an update on our next bargaining meeting that includes a room change form our original message.  In addition, we are reminding you to fill out your teaching availability forms (TAF).  Please see information below.  Join us this Friday for bargaining as we continue to the effort toward a fair contract and fair treatment.
Bargaining Info:
ROOM CHANGE:  bargaining on
Friday, January 19, 11 am-2 pm in the 600 S Michigan building, Room 1307. 
Please RSVP at info@pfac.org and invite students and other supporters.
Packing the room with the presence of concerned witnesses holds the administration accountable.
TAF UPDATE
The  Fall 2018 TAF will open on Monday, January 22 and close  on Monday, February 5.

The opening date is 8 weeks before the schedule will be viewable, March 19, 2018. The schedule will be viewable for two weeks before registration begins on Monday, April 2, 2018.   This means your offer letters need to be going out and returned by March 19th or soon after and your name must appear on the schedule when students are registering.  If you do not receive an offer letter by March 19 notify your chair and copy info@pfac.org  When filling out your form please remember to ask for a list of courses that are running for the following semester if not provided.  List all the courses and times and dates you are available and because of the changes in times and course offerings to best protect your self we suggest adding the following am gauge in the additional box for comments and review the additional suggestions below:

Write the following in the text box on the TAF:

Due to TAF problems, such as the over-inclusive nature of the TAF forms and changes in courses and times courses normally run, if there are courses available that I may not have listed or a time change, I would like to be contacted and am willing to consider adding this course on my TAF form.
 
As per the Collective Bargaining Agreement, this form, linked from the Faculty Tab in OASIS, replaces any other method you may have previously used to communicate your teaching availability. If you cannot access this form, notify Client Services immediately by email and cc your department designee and info@pfac.org
Please note these recommendations: 
  • List every course you are qualified to teach.
  • Check off the number of credit hours you request to teach. Please note: You may request three classes (or up to 12 credits a semester), but assignments are limited to 18 credit hours per academic year for all members. For example, if you taught 12 credits in the spring, you would be limited to 6 in the fall.
  • Members who teach in two or more departments should note it on the form.
  • Back up your form. Prior to submitting your completed TAF, it’s a good idea to take a screenshot or download a copy of the form for your records.
  • You should immediately receive a confirmation email from the Feith server in your colum.edu account. If you don’t, please contact Client Services and CC info@pfac.org immediately as well as your department P-fac representative.
  • There is a separate section on the form for courses that you are not sure if you are qualified to teach (for instance an entirely new course that is very different from any previous course offered) and would like to be considered for. For this section you have the option to include your updated CV. The form can be accessed via the Faculty tab in Oasis.
  • If you have any problems accessing or submitting the form, contact Client Services immediately at (312) 369-7001 or clientservices@colum.edu.
  • If you have questions about the fall 2018 Semester schedule, please contact your department.
  • Once you receive and accept your course(s) offered, your name should appear live on OASIS in time for student registration. Notify info@pfac.org if this does not occur.
Please let us know if you have any questions at info@pfac.org.

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