Departments. Each teaching member shall belong to one home department. Departments of a university shall be established by the University administration with the advice of the Senate according to criteria of commonality of interest and academic purpose, without any numerical limits on size. Divisions or other major groupings of departments with some common interest may also be formed.
Departments. When the hours of work in a department are reduced the available hours of work shall be assigned amongst the full time employees in the department so that the normal hours of work of the full time employees with the most departmental seniority and who have the skill and ability to do the work involved will not be reduced until the hours of work of more junior employees have been reduced. A full time employee who would have his or her hours of work reduced whereby he or she will be regularly working not more than 24 hours per week in the job classification and department shall be entitled to bump a part time employee in the same job classification and department if the full time employee has the skill and ability to do the work of the part time employee in the department. Any part time employee bumped by the foregoing may bump a more junior part time employee in the job classification and department provided that he or she has the skill and ability to do the work involved.
Departments. Each distinct program or academic discipline (or groups of related disciplines or programs if there are few course offerings) shall form a department for purposes including but not limited to curriculum development and program planning, certification and accreditation functions, and representation to the community. An academic employee may be a member of more than one department if the work assignment is in more than one department.
Departments. Subd. 1. The President may, after meeting and conferring, designate or redefine various academic departments and programs consistent with the university’s mission and scope of academic activity. Departments or programs defined as of the date of execution of this Agreement shall continue to exist unless the President, after meeting and conferring with the Association, redefines departments or programs based upon the needs of the university. Redefinition of departments or programs shall occur no more than once each year, and shall be announced by and effective with the posting of seniority rosters on March 1. Such actions shall not be subject to the provisions of the grievance procedure.
Departments. The Union shall furnish to the Employer a written list of the stewards, and shall advise the Employer in writing of any changes in such stewards and of any alternate stewards. No steward shall function as such until the Employer has been so advised by the Union. Except for the Chief Steward, stewards shall only represent employees within their department. The authority of such stewards shall be limited to and shall not exceed the investigation of grievances and/or the presentation of grievances to the Employer pursuant to Steps One (1) and Two (2) of the Grievance Procedure provided in this Agreement. No steward shall leave a bus or building during working hours to either process or investigate a grievance or potential grievance without the express prior permission of his/her supervisor; provided, however, that such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld or withheld for more than two (2) working days; and provided further that such stewards shall promptly and without delay return to their work assignments. Grievances shall be submitted at such times as will least interfere with the work schedules and school operations. No verbal discipline or discharge of any employee, which would result in loss of pay, shall be given unless a steward is present.