Allocation Project

Every year, CRT meets during the Winter semester to determine the number of teachers allocated to each discipline for the following academic year. It considers the actual enrolments during the current year and projected registration estimates prepared by the Registrar’s Office. Departments are strongly encouraged to provide feedback on their allocated teaching resources.

Teaching resources are allocated to disciplines/departments for:

Volet I: Teaching (classroom, labs, stage): based on the linear equations for each program based on the number of hours and students per course and stage (if applicable). We also receive an additional fixed allocation of 4.70 full-time teacher equivalents (FTEs) per year.

Volet II: Departmental, program and certificate coordination, participation in program activities, program implementation, evaluation and development. Resources for Volet II are generated at a ratio of 1 per 18 FTEs in volet 1 and we also receive a fixed allocation of 7.00 FTEs per year.

Volet III: Retraining, research and development, institutional and professional development. We receive a fixed allocation of 1.01 FTEs per year. These can be transfered to other purposes by agreement.

Release time for the JACFA Executive is set in the project (in volet I). 4.7 FTEs are available for additional release. These resources are intended for certain purposes related to the College’s strategic plan (program activities, pedagogical development, student success projects, research and development, etc.) but explicitly cannot be added to teaching resources in the classroom.

This project must be agreed to by both parties in CRT: if there is no agreement, the College proceeds with its proposed project and the union may file a grievance if it believes that the College is breaching the provisions of the collective agreement. After the Fall semester course drop deadline, CRT meets again to consider adjustments to the allocation project for the Winter semester.

Allocation Documents

The project is presented in three documents:

Annex I shows how we are financed by program, semester and course according to the PES formula (a linear equation based on the number of student-hours per course per week). In theory, programs as a whole should generate the teaching resources they need to offer the program. For some programs (i.e. Nursing) where different types of courses are taught (Nursing lectures, labs and clinical stages, Biology, Psychology, and Sociology courses) the individual course figures may be distorted.

In Annex II, resources are allocated for each course, discipline and department. There is a bewildering array of column headings (click here for an explanation) that break down the allocation (maximums, by lecture, lab and stage for each course).

In Annex III, the administration presents the total teaching allocation (volet I) by department and discipline as generated by Clara in Annex II, then what they propose to give (the Teachers Allocated column). Volets II (Chair and program release) and III (Other releases) are also presented, as well as the Column D additional resources (4.7 ETCs). The grand total is in the last column.

2017-2018 Allocation Project

Annex I — Financing of Teaching by Program and Course

– Final version (Sept. 27, 2017)

Annex II — Allocation of Teaching by Dept. and Discipline

– Final version (Sept. 27, 2017)

Annex III — Allocation by Dept., Discipline and Volet

– Final version (Sept. 27, 2017)


For allocation documents from previous years, click here.