Common Terms for QUFA Structures

  • Council- QUFA Council of Representatives
  • Executive – QUFA’s Executive Committee

Acronyms for QUFA, Queen’s and Community

AMS Alma Mater Society (Queen’s Undergraduate Student Government)
BU Bargaining Unit
CA Collective Agreement (QUFA)
CAS Contract Academic Staff (Adjuncts)
CAUT Canadian Association of University Teachers
CCLA Canadian Civil Liberties Association
CFS Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-O Canadian Federation of Students – Ontario)
CMCA Committee to Manage the Collective Agreement (QUFA)
COU Council of Ontario Universities (i.e., of their chief administrators)
CTAQ Clinical Teachers’ Association of Queen’s University (faculty members in the OMA)
CUPE Canadian Union of Public Employees
FCS Federation of Canadian Students
FGM Fall General Meeting
FLABU Faculty, Librarian/Archivist Bargaining Unit
GREB General Research Ethics Board
GROR General Right of Reappointment for Term Adjuncts (see Article 32 in QUFA CA)
HEQCO Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
HRC Human Right Code (Ontario)
HRO Human Rights Office (Queen’s)
JCAA Joint Committee for Administering the Agreement (QUFA & University Administration)
KDLC Kingston (and District) Labour Council
MET Ministry of Education and Training (Ontario)
MTCU Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (Ontario)
NUCAUT National Union of CAUT
OCUFA Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
OFL Ontario Federation of Labour
OMA Ontario Medical Association (representing all medical clinicians in province)
ONA Ontario Nurses Association (representing nurses in the province)
OLRB Ontario Labour Relations Board
OPIRG Ontario Public Interest Research Group
OPSEU Ontario Public Services Employees Union
PACC Political Action and Communications Committee (QUFA)
PARTEQ Partners in Technology at Queen’s
PER Professional Expense Reimbursements (see Article 36 in QUFA`s FLA CA)
PSAC Public Service Alliance of Canada (representing Queen’s TAs)
QSR Queen’s School of Religion (formerly Queen’s Theological College)
QSR BU Queen’s School of Religion Bargaining Unit
QUASR Queen’s University Administrative Systems Replacement(aka People Soft)
QUFA Collective Agreement (QUFA)
QUSA Queen’s University Faculty Association
ROR Right of Reappointments (for Sessional Adjuncts & Term Adjuncts) (Queen`s)
SABU Sessional Adjunct Bargaining Unit
SCAD Senate Committee on Academic Development (Queen’s)
SCAPTL Senate Committee on Appointment, Promotion, Tenure and Leave (Queen’s)
SEEC Senate Educational Equity Committee
SGM Spring General Meeting
SGM Sack, Goldblatt, Mitchell (QUFA’s outside legal counsel)
SGPS Society of Graduate and Professional Students (Queen`s)
UAEO University Advisor on Equity Office
UPAC University Promotion Advisory Committee (Queen’s; see CA Article 32.3)
USAT University Survey of Student Assessment of Teaching Sub-Committee (formerly QUEST)
USW United Steel Workers (representing Queen’s Support Staff & Academic Assistants)