Teaching Stream

Report of the Chair of the Teaching Stream Committee, 2016–2017

April 10, 2017

Members of the teaching stream faculty convened at a social on February 2, 2017, to mark the newly created rank of full professor in the teaching stream and to celebrate the successful SJAC negotiations. While the gathering served to build community amongst the teaching stream, it also afforded members the opportunity to share their experiences and to help plan future advances. 

Report of the Chair of the Teaching Stream Committee, 2015–2016

April 26, 2016

Momentous changes have happened this year for full-time members of the Teaching Stream: Senior Lecturers and Lecturers have had the opportunity to elect to change their titles to Associate Professor, Teaching Stream and Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. Negotiations are ongoing regarding policy language prescribing the process for promotion to Professor, Teaching Stream.

Reminder and Q&A about upcoming deadline for new Teaching Stream policy opt-in

November 24, 2015

The firm deadline for full-time senior lecturers to opt in to the new appointments policy for the teaching stream is DECEMBER 31, 2015. UTFA and the University administration completed negotiations on this new policy almost one year ago, in December 2014.

Both UTFA’s Q & A and the University administration’s Q & A are meant to help you understand the policy change.

1. What is the advantage of opting in?

You will be covered by a new policy that offers the following:

Workload Policy and Procedures (WLPP) Guidance for Teaching Stream

October 27, 2015

The purpose of this document is to provide assistance and direction with respect to teaching stream workload matters.


Workload is now, like salaries, benefits, and pensions, negotiable under Article 6 of the Memorandum of Agreement. The right to negotiate a fair, equitable and transparent distribution of workload is a significant achievement in ongoing efforts to protect collegial governance and the quality of our research and teaching at U of T.

Report of the Chair of the Teaching Stream Committee, 2014–2015

April 15, 2015

This has been an exciting year for full-time members of the teaching stream. The successful completion of the SJAC negotiations has brought about very positive changes for them. As Chair of the Teaching Stream Committee I joined the SJAC team in the final days of negotiation of the tentative agreement between UTFA and Governing Council in December 2014, and I was present at the Governing Council meeting on February 26, 2015, when the changes were approved in principle by a unanimous vote.

SJAC Joint Statement by UTFA & the Administration: Teaching Stream Policy Changes

December 3, 2014

Joint Release: Office of the Provost, University of Toronto and University of Toronto Faculty Association

We are very pleased to announce that the University administration and the University of Toronto Faculty Association have reached a tentative agreement on appointments policy changes for teaching stream faculty at the University of Toronto.