ULA Guidance, Policies & Reports

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01 May 2007

Activity Planning - Guidelines for Branch Negotiators*

A core component of the national contract for academic staff in the post 1992 sector in Scotland is activity planning.

20 February 2018

Advice for Members with USS pensions

Advice for Members with USS pensions

28 September 2012

Avoidance of Compulsory Redundancy

The EIS recognises the efforts made by Scottish HEIs to avoid making compulsory redundancies last year, and hopes that this will continue into the Academic Year 2012-13.

01 December 2015

Becoming an EIS-ULA Branch Representative

This leaflet seeks to explain what branch representatives do, the benefits of having more branch representatives and the potential benefits to individual members that become branch representatives

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.

03 February 2015

Consultation on Higher Education Governance

EIS Submission to the Scottish Government's Consultation on Higher Education Governance.

01 May 2007

Copyright & Intellectual Property Rights: Guide to Understanding*

This booklet is a guide for Branch Officers giving guidance on the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988, Declaration on Academic Writers and Academic Rights, Understanding Copyright and Intellectual Property Laws.

08 June 2011

EIS Policies on Higher Education Funding and Related Matters

The Scottish Higher Education (HE) sector is at a cross-road, with many dangers facing it. The English HE system is moving towards a privatised undergraduate funding model, and the public funding for undergraduate courses being significantly reduced.

10 October 2011

EIS Submission to the review of higher education governance - Sept 2011

The EIS applauds the formation of the Review into Governance in Scottish Higher Education and urges the Government to act on the increasing concerns arising from the current university governance system.

14 March 2018

EIS-ULA Response to the Scottish Code of Good HE Governance

EIS-ULA Response to the Scottish Code of Good HE Governance

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.

19 March 2013

Guidance on Recording Lectures*

The EIS advice to all members who are requested by their employer to film a lecture (or any other teaching material).

01 May 2007

Guidelines for use of The National Library of Academic Role Profiles*

This guidance is intended to inform the processes developed at institutional level for assimilating academic staff to new grading and pay structures.

01 May 2007

HE2000: Branch Negotiators' Guide*

HE2000, the new professional contract for academic staff in the “new” university sector has two distinct components, core and non-core contractual terms.

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

JNCHES: Academic Role Profiles*

The national library of Academic Role Profiles to be used for academic staff in HEIs when implementing the grading structure of the Framework Agreement.

01 May 2007

JNCHES: Framework Agreement*

This agreement has been developed in partnership between employers’ and trades unions’ representatives under the arrangements detailed in the June 2001 agreement establishing the JNCHES.

01 May 2007

JNCHES: Guidance on Fixed-Term and Casual Employment in Higher Education*

The proposed Regulations on Fixed-Term Employees which come into force on 1 October 2002 required institutions to reduce significantly the current and future use of HE staff on fixed-term and casual contracts.

01 May 2007

JNCHES: Guidance on Pay Progression and Contribution related Pay*

This Guidance for higher education institutions and their staff has been developed in partnership between employers’ and trade unions’ representatives within the Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (JNCHES).

01 May 2007

JNCHES: Guidance on Work-Life Balance*

The aim of this document is to assist HE institutions (HEIs) to achieve standards of good practice in work-life balance by implementing comprehensive and effective local policies.

01 May 2007

JNCHES: Role Analysis and Job Evaluation: Guidance for HEIs*

The guidance on role analysis and job evaluation includes advice to institutions on the selection of a suitable system to underpin pay and grading arrangements to ensure ‘equal pay’ criteria are met.

01 May 2007

JNCHES: Scottish Memorandum of Understanding*

The Memorandum of Understanding was agreed between EIS-ULA and the Post-92 Institutions in Scotland. The memorandum commits HEIs to ensuring existing staff* will not be disadvantaged in career earnings by the new arrangements.

10 October 2011

JNCHES: Workforce Planning and Organisational Change

The New JNCHES Sustainability Issues Working Group produced the following Compendium of Workforce Planning and Organisational Change: Case Studies of Practice in Higher Education Institutions as part of the 2010-11 Pay Negotiations.

08 February 2011

New JNCHES Pay Framework and Data Research Working Group

We are delighted to introduce the New JNCHES Pay Framework and Data Research Working

09 February 2011

New JNCHES Sustainability Issues Working Group

In December 2008, the report “Review of Higher Education Finance and Pay Data” was published by the JNCHES. It was agreed during 2010 that it would be timely to update the financial parts of this report (basically section 4).

01 May 2007

Online Learning and E-learning Guidance*

The aim of this guidance is to advise union members and union representatives on the main issues relating to e-learning that are likely to face EIS members in colleges, universities and the other organisations in which we represent members.

01 May 2007

Peer Review And Observation Of Teaching: Guidance For Branch Secretaries*

This guidance contains information to assist EIS-ULA branch secretaries/branch negotiators reach an agreement suitable for their individual institutional circumstances.

05 April 2018

Response to CUC Remuneration Code

Memorandum of Comments by the EIS-ULA on the CUC Remuneration Code

28 November 2011

SFC Circular - Research Excellence Framework

The SFC has issued a circular with the purpose of informing heads of institutions of arrangements for reviewing codes of practice for the selection of staff for the Research Execllence Framework.

01 May 2007

Staff Development and Career Review*

The overall purpose of a scheme of staff development and career review should be to improve the ability of HEIs to facilitate the enhancement of professional expertise and personal development of staff.

04 September 2015

Stress Toolkit

Reducing workplace stress will not only improve members’ health and wellbeing, but also the quality of their work, which is naturally in the interests of staff, students and the Institution.

01 May 2007

Stress: Preventing stress in Higher Education*

EIS-ULA 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

Students Complaints: Guidance for Branch Negotiators*

This advice sets out the framework in which EIS-ULA would expect to see student complaints dealt with. It focuses on complaints made on broadly academic grounds.

01 February 2012

Supplementary EIS Submission to the Review of HE Governance

How an effective University court can ensure good University management.

01 May 2007

The Expansion of Administrative Duties in Higher Education*

A Report commissioned by the EIS-ULA Executive into the expansion of administrative duties undertaken by academic staff in higher education institutions. The research was undertaken by the Scottish School of Further Education and Strathclyde University.

29 June 2011

The Review of Higher Education Governance

Letter from The Review of Higher Education Governance 29 June 2011

23 November 2011

Values Relating to Sustainability of HE Institutions

New JNCHES Sustainability Issues Working Group

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