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FELA Guidance & Policies

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19 February 2014
Fixed-Term Contracts *
Guide for EIS-FELA Branch Negotiators & Members on Fixed-Term Contracts. A fixed-term contract (FTC) lasts for a specific length of time, or the event takes place or until the task finishes.
24 June 2013
Student Voice *
Policy on the misuse of the student voice
27 March 2013
EIS-FELA Model RPA *
Recognition and Procedures Agreement between the Board of Management of the College and The Educational Institute of Scotland/Further Education Lecturers Association (College Branch)
27 March 2013
Guidance on Branch Rules *
The reorganisation of Scottish FE along the lines of merger, federation and collaboration may require branches to either amend their branch rules or develop bespoke practices.
27 March 2013
Model EIS-FELA Branch Rules *
Extract from the EIS-FELA Constitution
11 February 2013
GTC Registration: Guidance to Lecturing Staff *
If the EIS can demonstrate that the majority of Scotland’s lecturers choose to voluntarily register with the GTC(S) it can argue more easily for GTC(S)’s statutory remit to be extended.
30 August 2012
Compulsory Reductions in Staff Hours *
Any member who has an open ended contract (aka permanent) or has been on a series of fixed term contracts with similar hours, and is then asked to reduce his or her hours has a choice, to accept or reject the proposed hours.
09 July 2012
EIS-FELA Guide to Scottish FE Reorganisation *
Scottish FE is in flux due to significant cuts and structural change – that seem to be evolving on an ad hoc basis within regions. There is an on-going process of college reorganisation which involves merger, federation or collaboration (MFC).
09 July 2012
Response to Government Consultation on the Recommendations of Griggs Review of College Governance
The EIS is pleased to provide this response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on the Griggs review of College Governance.
22 December 2011
Delivering our Ambitions for Post-16 Education
The EIS welcomes this opportunity to respond on the Government’s proposals for the tertiary sector.
22 December 2011
EIS Response to the SFC Consultation College Regionalisation
The EIS welcomes this opportunity to respond on the Government and SFC ’s proposals for FE Regionalisation.
15 December 2011
Blended Learning, Online Learning and e-Learning *
The current document has been considered helpful in providing support and guidance on a wide range of issues related to Blended Learning, Online Learning and e-Learning. (Now referred here collectively as Technologies - Supporting Learning and Teaching (T
10 October 2011
EIS Evidence to the Review of College Governance - Sept 2011
The EIS is pleased to provide this input to the Scottish Government’s Review of College Governance.
16 March 2011
Digest of EIS Policies in Further Education *
The Scottish Further Education (FE) sector is a successful and vibrant sector providing education and training to students from Scotland and around the world. In 2011-2012 the Scottish Government proposed an 11.7% cut to the overall FE budget in Scotland
16 December 2010
Opposing Redundancies (FELA) *
Policy & guidance for branch negotiators
15 July 2010
Malicious Student Complaints Against College Lecturers *
Complaints Policies and Procedures
01 July 2010
Democratisation of College Boards of Management *
The formation and management of Scotland’s Colleges through College Boards of Management is set out in the Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992.
05 December 2008
Evaluation of First Cohort of EIS FE LRs *
An Evaluation of the First Cohort of EIS FE LRs
01 May 2007
Access/Inclusion of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Students in FE Colleges *
This policy details guidance specifically on the access/inclusion of Special Educational Needs (SEN) Students in FE Colleges.
01 May 2007
Advice on Violence and Aggression at work *
This guidance is aimed at providing practical advice on how to tackle violence and aggression at work and the College procedures necessary for dealing with violence and aggression towards further education lecturing staff.
01 May 2007
ASC - STUC Memorandum of Understanding *
The aim of this memorandum is to re-affirm effective co-operation between the ASC and the STUC.
01 May 2007
College Boards of Management: Guidance for Elected Staff Members *
As the recognised trade union for lecturing staff in every college in Scotland, the EISFELA expects that every college will have an EIS-FELA member elected to the Board of Management.
01 May 2007
Compensation for Leap Year *
The ‘drift’ between the College Calendar and the Gregorian Calendar is further exaggerated in a leap year. Many colleges address this by granting staff an additional 5 days holiday in every four years rather than give an additional day each non leap year.
01 May 2007
Consensual Relations between Staff and Students *
The professional relationship between staff and students should be based on mutual trust and respect and the requisite boundaries to this relationship recognised.
01 May 2007
Dealing with College Restructuring Proposals: Guidelines for Branch Negotiators *
During the years since incorporation most, if not all, Further Education Colleges in the sector have undergone structural change. This change is usually a direct result of financial difficulties.
01 May 2007
Equality and Diversity Guidance *
At the beginning of December 2003 two sets of new Regulations dealing with discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and religion or belief will become law.
01 May 2007
Evaluation of Learning Experience - Policy on Classroom Observation *
The current EIS-FELA policy on classroom observation is clear and unambiguous. This guidance sets out acceptable means of evaluating the learning experience of students.
01 May 2007
Further Education Partnership at Work *
Education and Training Policy and Procedure, Stress at Work Policy and Procedure, Personal and Domestic Leave, Family and Parental Leave Policy and Procedure.
01 May 2007
Guidance for Branch Secretaries - School/College Partnership *
The purpose of this guidance is to set out EIS-FELA priorities for the School/College partnership which ensures lecturing staff are protected from exploitation and that all those teaching on the partnership programme have the necessary qualifications.
01 May 2007
Harassment: Model Policy *
It is the right of every member of staff to work or study without fear of harassment or victimisation. EIS-FELA recognises the problems associated with harassment.
01 May 2007
Internet and Email Use at Work Guidance *
Use of computers, email and the internet has long been widespread in higher education and increasingly so in further education.
01 May 2007
Lecturer Workload for Branch Negotiators *
This paper has been developed to assist local negotiations and provide a context which EIS-FELA negotiators can submit for consideration by local Joint Negotiating Committees (JNCs).
01 May 2007
Permanisation of Lecturing Staff: Guidance for Branch Negotiators *
Permanisation of Lecturing Staff: Guidance for Branch Negotiators. The Regulations prevent fixed term employees being treated less favourably than similar permanent employees, and limit the use of successive fixed term contracts.
01 May 2007
Race Equality Policy: Guidance on framing a policy *
The Race Relations Act 1976 (Statutory Duties) (Scotland) Order 2002 places a positive general duty on Further Education Colleges to promote race equality.
01 May 2007
Stress: Preventing Stress in Further Education: A Branch Guide *
EIS-FELA branch officers have an important role to play in ensuring that stress is tackled in the workplace and that a trade union approach is adopted to ensuring that the causes of stress on the workplace are identified and eliminated.
01 May 2007
Student Complaints: Guidance for Handling *
This advice sets out the framework in which EIS-FELA would expect to see student complaints dealt with. The main focus of this advice is to ensure that staff are adequately provided for, supported and appropriately treated by their employer.
01 May 2007
Work-Life Balance Guidance *
The aim of this document is to assist colleges to achieve standards of good practice in work-life balance by implementing comprehensive and effective local policies.