Office of the Registrar
General Information (2009/2010)
6.6 Faculty Relations, Office of

  • Director of Faculty Relations
  • Cooper, M., B.Comm.(Hons.) Memorial, M.I.R. University of Toronto, LL.B. Dalhousie
  • Associate Director of Faculty Relations
  • Wyse, A., B.A.(Hons.), M.A. Memorial, M.P.A. University of Western Ontario
  • Faculty Relations Advisor
  • McKinnon, I., B.Comm.(Co-op), MER Memorial

The Office of Faculty Relations is responsible for the negotiation and administration of the Collective Agreement between the University and the Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA). As well, the Office deals with any and all labour relations matters arising out of the collective bargaining relationship with MUNFA, including grievance and arbitration proceedings and Labour Relations Board matters. The Office is involved in all aspects of the employment of academic staff. The Office makes per course, extra teaching, and contractual academic appointments less than one year. It sets the starting salaries of all academic personnel, and determines eligibility for leaves. The Office provides advice, assistance, and education in all matters involving faculty, including the recruitment process, promotion and tenure, discipline, sabbatical, and administrative leave eligibility, and all collective agreement matters. Additionally, the Office provides immigration assistance and advice for arriving faculty and staff, orientation opportunities for new faculty, and provide educational opportunities for academic administrators. The Office is also involved in policy development, implementation and administration.