From RFA bylaws
ARTICLE 8: MEMBERSHIP
The Association shall have two classes of member:
8.1 Active Member Subject to the provisions of Article 8.4 of this Bylaw, all full-time faculty members, professional librarians and professional counsellors employed by the University and holding positions up to and including Chair/Director of a teaching Department/School shall be active members of the Association while they are so employed.
8.2Associate Member 8.2(a) All full-time faculty members, professional librarians and professional counsellors employed by the University and holding positions in the administration above Chair/Director of a teaching Department/School or who accept appointment to administrative positions in the non-academic administration, shall be associate members of the Association while they are so employed. 8.2(b) Associate members shall have the right to attend social functions of the Association, to receive information bulletins deemed to be appropriate by the Executive, and to automatically return to active membership upon completion of their administrative term of office. Associate members shall not have the right to vote, to attend General Membership Meetings of the Association, to be subscribers to the Association’s e-mail lists, or to hold office in the Association; nor shall they be entitled to any rights in the assets of the Association. Associate members shall pay dues to the Association at one-half the mill rate charged to active members.
From Collective Agreement
1.3 AGREEMENT is the collective agreement negotiated between the Board and the Association as agents for the Faculty, Professional Counsellors and Professional Librarians, and includes Articles 1 to 27, Appendices A to G, and Memoranda of Understanding 1 to 22.
1.4 ASSOCIATION is the Ryerson Faculty Association, the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for Members of the Association as listed in 1.3 above.
1.10 FACULTY MEMBER: The term member includes all Limited Term Faculty, all Tenured and Probationary Faculty (including those on a re-employment program, reduced workload and/or lay-off status); and including those who are, or have been appointed to supervisory, administrative, and/or developmental positions such as Chair, Director, Associate Dean, Dean, Vice Provost, Faculty Affairs and Provost and Vice President, Academic.
1.11 ASSOCIATE MEMBER: The term Associate Member includes a faculty member who holds an appointment to an administrative position described in 2.4 D, or a professional librarian who holds an appointment to an administrative position described in 2.4 E. While they hold these appointments, only the provision of Article 2.4 (terms of Agreement – Membership in the Association) and Article 4.7 A, B (Appointments: Academic Administrative Faculty) shall apply to faculty members who are associate rticle 1 2 members. Only the provisions of Article 2.4 (Terms of Agreement – Membership in the Association) and 16.6.B. shall apply to professional librarians who are associate members. Other conditions of their service in these functions shall be determined on an individual basis.
1.13 LIMITED CONTRACT (Temporary) INSTRUCTOR: For the purpose of this Agreement, the term Limited Contract (Temporary) Instructor includes those instructors hired for instructional duties for a defined period of less than one year. Limited Contract (Temporary) Instructors are not faculty members as defined in 1.10 above and 1.14 below.
1.14 LIMITED TERM FACULTY (LTF): The term Limited Term Faculty includes all faculty members hired for defined periods of not less than one year and not more than a cumulative total of four years.
1.15 MIDWIFERY FACULTY: A. Midwifery faculty referred to herein are those faculty members who are required to maintain a midwifery practice as a condition of their being faculty and to qualify for, and to maintain, current registration with the College of Midwives. B. Midwifery faculty in the Midwifery Education Program does not include other faculty or instructors (RFA or CUPE, 3904, Unit 1) who teach in this program if they are not: a) midwives with active midwifery practices who teach courses; and b) hired into the designated “midwifery faculty” positions.
1.19 PROBATIONARY FACULTY: The term Probationary Faculty includes all faculty members employed at Ryerson on a career basis who have not been transferred to the Tenured Faculty. rticle 1 3
1.20 PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLORS: The term Professional Counsellors includes those people employed as Professional Counsellors by the University, except if so employed on a part-time or temporary basis.
1.21 PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS: The term Professional Librarians includes those people employed as Professional Librarians by the University, except if so employed on a parttime or temporary basis.
1.22 SENIORITY: Seniority shall be determined by the date upon which continuous employment (as active or associate members) in the bargaining unit commenced, less periods, exceeding 12 consecutive months, of leaves of absence without pay from the University. The use of seniority as defined herein shall apply solely and exclusively to Article 22 (Financial Exigency), Article 23 (Redundancy), Article 24 (Lay-off), Article 15.16 (Counsellors), Article 16.17 (Librarians) and relevant associated Appendices B (Librarians) and C (Counsellors) if applicable.
1.23 TEACHING/ACADEMIC ASSISTANTS are persons hired for a defined period to assist faculty members with academic responsibilities.
1.24 TENURED FACULTY: The term Tenured Faculty includes all faculty members employed on a career basis who have been awarded tenure by the University.
1.25 TENURE STREAM FACULTY: The term Tenure Stream Faculty includes all Probationary and Tenured Faculty members.
1.26 UNIVERSITY is Ryerson University.
1.27 VICE PRESIDENT: Unless otherwise specified, is the Vice President or Vice Provost, assigned responsibility for Faculty Affairs by the Board.