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ULA 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.
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).
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 February 2012
Supplementary EIS Submission to the Review of HE Governance
How an effective University court can ensuere good University mamagement.
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.
23 November 2011
Values Relating to Sustainability of HE Institutions
New JNCHES Sustainability Issues Working Group
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.
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.
29 June 2011
The Review of Higher Education Governance
Letter from The Review of Higher Education Governance 29 June 2011
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.
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).
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.