Frequently Asked Questions
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If you have any concerns about your rate of pay or contractual obligations, or if you experience difficulty with any aspect of your employment at KPU, contact the KFA immediately. Your first contact should be your Executive Representative. You will find a list of the representatives here.
If you are unsure if you require union representation in a meeting with administration, please read “KFActs FAQ: When Should I ask for KFA Representation?” or contact the KFA.
You can find a copy of the current collective agreement and all past collective agreements here.
KPU ID cards are obtained through the KPU Library. In addition to being your official KPU ID, they also provide access to the library, photocopying, and offices and classrooms that use electronic key entry.
Your first contact should be your Executive Representative. For general union information or confidential matters, you can also contact the KFA.
To park in one of KPU’s parking lots, you must purchase either a daily parking ticket or a parking pass.
Daily tickets cost $1.00 for 30 minutes, up to a maximum of 90 minutes and $5.00 for all day. Visitor & Daily Parking Passes can be purchased at each campus using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, coins ($0.25, $1, and $2 coins only), or PayByPhone.
Discounted parking passes are available for all faculty with a current contract (NR1, NR2, or regularized).
- Monthly Unreserved – $10.00/month
- Monthly Reserved – $16.67/month
Instructions for purchasing discounted parking passes are available on Sharepoint.
Articles 9 and 10 in the Collective Agreement detail faculty salaries. NR1, NR2, and regularized faculty are paid on a salary scale, and it’s important to make sure that you’re getting paid at the correct step. Article 9.02 and 9.03 detail how you can be placed at a higher step on the salary scale. Your salary step placement can be reconsidered during the first four months of your appointment. Also, if you gain additional credentials, you can gain higher placement. If you’re unsure about whether you’re being paid correctly, make sure to contact the KFA.
Instructors do not have the authority to allow students into a full section. Requests for enrolling an extra student are sent by KPU to the KFA Vice-President, Grievances who, in turn, informs the faculty member of the request. There is a limit of one student per section for enrolment overloads. Faculty are under no obligation to accept an extra student.
If you are unable to attend your class(es) because of illness or an emergency, you need to inform both your students and your Dean’s Office / Department Assistant. Notify your students through e-mail and your Dean’s Office / Department Assistant. For student e-mail addresses, you can access your class list through Online Self Service. Remember to send your e-mail notifications to your students’ KPU e-mail address.
You will need to provide the following information to your students and the Dean’s Office:
- Name of instructor
- Course / Section / Room / Time / Date of cancelled class
More details are available in the KPU Faculty and Instructional Staff Handbook on Sharepoint.
Contact your Executive Representative or any of the Table Officers and let them know of your interest. We warmly welcome volunteers! Call 604-599-2200.
Check out our KFActs articles and other newsletters for many details about contracts, vacation, regularization, illness leaves, accommodations, benefits, and so on.
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Contact the KFA; we are here to help.