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Non-permanent Teachers

Non-permanent Teachers in regular day

All teachers who have not obtained permanence (see below) are non permanent teachers. However, some non-permanent teachers are only in continuing education. As this website has a separate section for teachers who are only teaching in continuing education, this section of the website will only look at non-permanent teachers in regular day education.







Duties

The duties of all teachers both non-permanent and permanent are outlined in Duties.


Availability and Office Hours

See Availability and Office Hours.


Duties and Availability (Hourly-Paid Teacher for the First Two Weeks of Day Replacement)

The only duties of an hourly-paid teacher are the following (Clause 1-2.11):

  • Teaching of classes, labs or fieldwork
  • Correction of examinations and class work
  • Supervision of examinations

All other duties performed by an hourly-paid teacher (attending department meetings, holding office hours, answering e-mails...) are done on a voluntary basis.

Hourly-paid teachers do not have to be available to the college nor do they have to provide office hours outside their teaching hours.


Vacations and Transfer of Availability

See Vacations and Transfer of Availability.


Sick Leave Days

See Sick Days.

Hourly-Paid Teacher in First Two Weeks of Day Replacement:

Hourly-paid teachers are not granted any sick-day leaves. If they are absent due to illness they do not get paid.


Schooling (Scholarity)

See Scholarity.


Experience

See Experience.


Seniority vs Hiring Priority

See Seniority vs Hiring Priority?.


Job Security

See Job Security.


    Priorities exist for hiring

HIRING PRIORITY FOR A

WORKLOAD (CHARGE)

The following list summarizes the order in which teachers are granted a workload in their discipline (Clause 5-4.17 b). Note that priorities that apply to non-permanent teachers are in bold.

If two teachers have the same priority then the teacher with the most seniority will have access to the workload. If seniority is the same, the college will hire the teacher with the most experience. If experience is the same, the college will hire the teacher with the most scholarity.

        Priority 1  MED in the college in his/her discipline

        Priority 2 MED from a different college in the same “zone” for a full time replacement OR a non permanent teacher in the college with at least 10 years seniority for the three (3) years following his/her last contract. 

        Priority 3 A non permanent teacher in the college with 3 years seniority for three years after his last contract or a MED in the college in another discipline

        Priority 4 A permanent teacher from a discipline where there is a MED

        Priority 5 A full time non permanent teacher for the three years following a full time workload

        Priority 6 A non permanent teacher with less than three years of seniority for three years after the last contract

        Priority 7 A college employee for another job category for a provisional assignment

        Priority 8 A full time non-permanent teacher for a charge in another discipline. 

The following candidates must be considered before outside hiring is done: a full time non permanent from another college, an hourly paid teacher in the college, a teacher in the college who wants to change disciplines, a teacher from another college.

HIRING PRIORITY

(Continuing Education 5-4.17 d)

The following list summarizes the order in which teachers are hired for Continuing Education including AECs. If priorities are the same, then the teacher with the highest seniority is hired, then the highest experience and finally the highest scholarity. If several candidates have no seniority, the college hires the teacher with the teacher who was hired first. If the hiring date is the same by the date of the hiring recommendation and then by the hiring order recommended by the selection committee.

        Priority 1  MED in the college in his/her discipline.

        Priority 2 A non permanent teacher in his/her discipline for three years since his/her last contract except for pedagogical difficulties. 

HIRING PRIORITY

(Summer Courses 5-4.17 d)

The following list summarizes the order in which teachers are hired for summer courses If priorities are the same, then the teacher with the highest seniority is hired, then the highest experience and finally the highest scholarity taking into account the access to equality program. If several candidates have no seniority, the college hires the teacher with the teacher who was hired first. If the hiring date is the same, by the date of the hiring recommendation and then by the hiring order recommended by the selection committee.

1 MED in the college in his/her discipline.

2 A non-permanent teacher with a priority in regular teaching in his/her discipline

HIRING PRIORITY

(For a poste 5-4.17 a)

Priorities that apply to non-permanent teachers are in bold.

1 MED in college or with right to return in his/her discipline

2. MED in college or with right to return in another discipline or teacher in college in discipline with MED

3. MED in college being retrained for reserved poste

4. MED same zone who requests voluntary relocation in own discipline

5 MED another zone who requests voluntary relocation in own discipline

6. MED same zone in own discipline or MED another zone in closed option or MED same zone in own discipline & required to move or non permanent with at least 9 years seniority for 3 years after last contract.

7 non permanent with less than 9 years seniority for 3 years after last contract.

8. full time non permanent in college for poste in another discipline

9. full time non permanent with his/her name on the Placement List in another college for poste in own discipline

10. MED from another college in same zone who requests relocation in another discipline

11. MED from another college in same zone who is retraining for a reserved post and requests relocation in another discipline

12. MED from another college in another zone who requests relocation in another discipline

13 MED from another college in another zone who is retraining for a reserved post and requests relocation in another discipline

14. full-time non permanent whose name is on Bureau de Placement list for another discipline

15. Permanent on leave for public office in own college at end of mandate.

16. Professional or support staff on availability in the college

17. Permanent in college for another discipline.

18. Manager who was a permanent teacher for 3 years after joined management.

19. other employee the college wants to assign provisionally

20. High school teacher who is MED.

21. Non-permanent on leave for public office in own college at end of mandate

How to Exercise Hiring Priority

Teachers have the right to a hiring priority for 3 years after the end of their last contract. However this priority must be exercised.

General Offer of Service - G.O.S.

See General Offer of Service - GOS.

If you forget to hand in a GOS, you do not lose your priority. However, you must apply individually for each posting.

See Applying for Postings.


Removal of Priority

The college can remove the priority of a non-permanent teacher. The college must inform the teacher of the precise reasons in writing before June 1st. Teachers who have been a full time teacher, or who have had at least 0.5 ETC per year for two consecutive years or who have 1.5 years of seniority have the right to grieve the withdrawal of priority. Teachers who do not meet any of these criteria cannot grieve the withdrawal of their priority.

If the teacher grieves the removal of priority, the college must establish that the removal of priority was for just cause. All grievances, except harassment, must be filed within 30 days of knowledge of the event but not more than 6 months from the event. (The deadline for psychological harassment is 90 days and for sexual harassment 6 months.)

A non permanent with 2 years of continuous service may make a complaint to the Commission des Normes de Travail (CNT)for wrongful dismissal under article 124 of the Quebec Labour Code The deadline is 45 days after the removal of priority.


Explaining the C.I.

The C.I. (Charge Individuelle) is a number that establishes a regular sector teacher’s workload.

See C.I. Calculator

Substitute Teaching:

The first 10 days of substitution are paid hourly. After 10 days, teachers are paid on CI at regular teachers rates.No seniority is earned for the first 10 days. However, these days can be used to determine full time status.


The 50 C.I. Clause - Converting to a Full Time Workload

Clause 5-1.03 d:
A part-time professor with a teaching load of fifty (50) CI units or more in the regular program can add his courses in continuing education or in the summer term to reach a full time load of 80 CI and become a full time teacher in regular education. The teacher would then be paid retroactively the equivalent of a full time salary.

How to Qualify:
Have part-time regular-sector courses with 50 CI units or more
AND
Teach enough hourly-paid courses in the same school year to accumulate a total of 80 CI when the hourly paid courses are converted to the CI measure using the same methods as for day sections.

If after the calculations are made you do not reach the 80 CI mark then no change is made. Your hourly-paid courses will still be paid at hourly wage and your status will not change.

After you reach 80 CI units any extra continuing education courses not needed to get a teacher to 80 CI are paid at the hourly rate.

Benefits:
If you qualify for this clause:

  • Your status is changed from part-time to full-time teacher, which impacts favourably on your hiring priority
  • You will, in most cases, have an increase in wages
  • Your seniority will increase as CI gives seniority faster than continuing education hours.

Maximizing Chances of Qualifying for This Clause
If you are a part-time teacher in the regular sector it is to your advantage to exercise your hiring priority for Continuing Education and Summer courses, even if this means a heavier workload for the semester.


Professional Development Fund

See Professional Development Fund.


Free Courses at Dawson College

See Free Courses at Dawson College.

Continuing education teachers see Currently there are no Free Courses for Teachers in Continuing Education.


Employment Insurance

Full time teachers are considered to have worked 37 hours per week.

For part-time teachers the proportion of their work compared to full time work is multiplied by 37 hours

Hourly paid workers are allocated 3.6 hours for each paid teaching hour.