As we moved to distance / online teaching for the last three weeks of the semester and will be conducting spring / summer courses from a distance, many of us have had to upgrade our home office infrastructure. This is unlikely to change substantially for the Fall 2020 semester and with campus being closed, the University cannot suggest that they are providing us with any services that would preclude incurring office expenses. Professors are having to upgrade their Internet or purchase software in order to teach their spring / summer courses and fulfill their teaching contracts. We need the agreement around the T2200 changed! We are working from home 100% of the time now.
Please note the following articles from the Collective Agreement:
The parties agree that part-time academic staff normally require office space equipped with a computer to perform part of their workload duties. If a computer ceases to function adequately and cannot be restored to normal function as determined by the Employer’s staff, the Employer
shall provide a replacement computer. The Employer is not required to provide such an office but where an office is not provided, part-time academic staff may request that the Employer complete the T2200 form as per 10.15.
When members teach online courses, they receive a maximum of $15 per month reimbursement for Internet fees upon presentation of a receipt confirming such expenses during the session in which the course is given. In this situation, if the member requests an acknowledgment under 10.1.3, the form must show that the reimbursement in question has been given.
If there is any problem with the T2200, I suggest you contact the Association so that we may follow up with the administration.