What is the Partial-load Registry?
The Partial-Load (PL) Registry is a product of the 2017 – 2021 CAAT-A Collective Agreement that provides an increased level of job protection for PL faculty (faculty who teach 7 – 12 hours per week). This document includes details of each registered faculty’s job experience, including their service months, what courses they have taught since Fall 2017 at the college, and the School(s) in which those courses were taught. Teaching history prior to fall 2017 can also count, but the onus is on the faculty member to demonstrate teaching history.
Why does the Registry exist?
The Registry exists to offer more senior PL faculty additional job security. Prior to 2017, managers could assign PL contracts to whomever they wanted. In other words, there was no guarantee for continued PL contracts term after term. The Registry forces managers to recognize the seniority of faculty and offer them PL contracts. The person with higher service credits should be offered the PL contract first. Note that only faculty who register each year for the Registry would have this priority in hiring.
Who can register?
Any past or present PL employees can register their interest at their respective College(s).
Why should I register?
When you register, you are confirming your desire for future work as a PL employee at your College. When managers determine that there is a need to hire a PL employee, they must consult the Registry and first offer the course(s) to a qualified PL faculty who has previously taught the course. To be considered “qualified”, you must be registered in the Registry, and be either currently employed as a PL employee or have 8 service month credits of PL teaching in the past 4 years. Therefore, if you do not register, you may not receive teaching opportunities that you otherwise would have been eligible to receive.
How do I register?
Contact your local for more information on your College’s registration process. Please note that registration must happen each and every year. Registration for a previous year does not automatically register you for future years.
When do I register?
Registration to the PL Registry is an annual task. Each College’s Registry will open at their own time; contact your local for details. However, the closing date is the same for all colleges: October 30. You have until October 30th of this year to register your interest for the next calendar year. If you miss the deadline, you will not be on the Registry for the entire calendar year. However, even if you forget to register this year, you can still register next year when the Registry re-opens for the following calendar year. If you registered for previous years, you must still register for subsequent years; registration does not carry over year to year.
Who maintains the Registry?
The Registry is maintained by the College, not the Union. In fact, many locals do not have any access to Registry information.
I still have questions! Who can I contact?
Please feel free to contact your local at any time.