Across the province, over 70% of faculty at Ontario colleges are non-full-time employees. These non-full-time faculty are divided into three different groups: part-time 0-6 teaching hours, partial load 7-12 teaching hours, or sessional which is anything over 12 teaching hours and is essentially a non-permanent full-time employee.
Currently, partial load faculty are unionized alongside full-time faculty. That means if you are a partial load faculty, you are part of Local 350. Part-time and sessional faculty voted successfully to unionize but legal challenges have delayed the process. Expect more updates on that hopefully soon.
Please take a moment to review some of the information on these pages designed to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a non-full-time faculty.
Striking college faculty rally in Toronto on Oct. 25. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Thomas Campean)