Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I do if I think I have a grievance?

A: Contact the Senior Grievance Officer, Marvin Claybourn:

Q: Who should I contact for basic questions related to the collective agreement?

A: Contact the Professional Officer (interim), Brad Votour, at

Q: What should I do if I think I am being subjected to harassment or discrimination? 

A: Consult the Harassment and Discrimination Policy & contact a  Complaints Officer

Q: What should I do if I have been asked or required to take on additional duties?

A: Full-time faculty members have a duty to participate in University governance. As with Teaching and Research, such Service is protected by the principles of academic freedom. While NOT normally subject to additional compensation (beyond the terms of the collective agreement), no faculty member should feel obligated to undertake specific Service activities against their will. Please contact us if you feel that you are being improperly pressured to take on Service work. Part-time faculty members are NOT normally expected to participate in University governance. Should you ever agree to do any work that goes beyond your contractual Teaching responsibilities, you must be fairly compensated via a further contract of Additional Duties. Please contact us if you have any concerns.

Q: How do I find information about benefits and pensions for full-time faculty at STU?

A: There are Benefits Booklets in the plastic shelves outside the FAUST Office ECH 215; or a summary can be found online hereThe Human Resources website contains links to policies, brochures, and forms for the following benefits: Accidental death and dismemberment, basic life insurance and optional life insurance for faculty members or spouses, health and dental, limited term disability, and the health-spending account. The website also contains information, statements and updates on STU's pension plan, group RRSP and tools for retirement planning.

Q: Do part-time faculty have access to benefits?

A: Schedule B Employees and Part-time Employees who are receiving a Level II or Level III stipend become members of the pension plan subject to the regulations of the plan. (Contact JenilynBruette, Human Resources Diretor, office: MMH 409, email: All Schedule A and Regular Appointment Employees are eligible for a health spending account allowance of $120 for each 3-credit-hour course taught. HR sends around a reminder informing you that monies have been deposited to your account. You may register and check the balance of your HSA on the Blue Cross website here.

Q: Do I have access to tuition waivers at STU?

A: Yes. Full-Time and Part-Time Employees and retired employees have access to 100% tuition waivers; spouses and/or dependent children of Full-Time Employees or retired employees have access to 50% tuition waivers. Spouses and/or dependent children of Part-Time Employees receive a tuition reduction in proportion to the employee’s workload. More details can be found under STU's Tuition Waiver policy here.

Q: How do I find out about professional development funding and research opportunities at STU?

A: For Full-Time members, consult the Full-Time Collective Agreement for information about the Professional Development Allowance.  For Part-Time faculty, if you are a Schedule B Appointment, you have access to a Professional Development allowanceAll Part-Time Schedule A or Regular Appointment Employees are eligible for a Teaching Enhancement Allowance of $50 per 3-credit hour course. See the Part-Time Collective AgreementAll Part-Time & Full-Time faculty may obtain information on internal and external funding and other research opportunities at the STU Research Office: office: BMH 312, phone: 452-0647, email:, or consult the website.

Q: How do I accommodate accessibility issues in the classroom?

A: Contact Student Services: phone: 453-7207 or 453-7216 or email:; also see the accessibility websiteThere is also a Student Accessibility handbook online as well as a UNB online resource here.

Q: How do full-time faculty members find out about the availability of office space?

A: Contact a member of the Campus Planning Committee, found on this site.

Q: How do part-time faculty members acquire office space?

A: There are two (2) shared work spaces (BMH 104 and ECH 20) which all part-time employees are eligible to use. To acquire a key for BMH 104 or a security code for ECH 20, please contact Ferne Stewart in Facilities Management (office: ECH 18, phone number: 452-9676, email:  There are also five (5) shared 'private offices' designated to accommodate three (3) Employees per office, as well as one (1) ‘bookable’ office which part-time employees may use for oral exams, student consultations and other appropriate activities. FAUST allocates spaces in the private offices (based on the number of courses being taught by each part-time member), and coordinates reservations for the bookable office. Contact for more information. 

Q: How do I access my payroll advice slips electronically?

A: After setting up a WebAdvisor account, click on the Employees icon.

Q: Where can I find STU's Emergency Procedures?

A: See the Facilities Emergency Procedures BookletOnsite first aid and CPR providers at STU can be found here and first aid kit locations here.

Q: How do I get building keys, audiovisual keys or office supplies such as printer cartridges or binders? 

AContact Ferne Stewart, the Office Coordinator of Facilities Management: office: ECH 18; phone: 452-0606; email:

Q: Who do I contact if I lock myself out of my office? Or if my classroom is locked?

A: Contact Ferne Stewart, the Office Coordinator of Facilities Management: office: ECH 18; phone: 452-0606; email: After hours: contact UNB/STU Campus Security: phone: 453-4830, email:

Q: How do I get my photocopier access code?

A: See your departmental assistant.

Q: How do I obtain a faculty ID card?

A: You may upload your own ID photo and complete the entire process online:

Q: How do I book a room for a meeting or special function?

A: Email

Q: How do I order a work request (for example: to repair a desk, etc.)?

A: Email

Q: How do I order refreshments for a meeting of special function?

A: Contact the Assistant Food Service Director for Aramark, Jerry MacMillan:  phone: 506-460-7604,  email: ; for the catering menu, see website.

Q: How do I cancel a class?

A: If a class must be cancelled because of an unexpected occurrence such as the illness of the instructor, the instructor will notify the executive assistant of the Vice-President (Academic & Research), who will attempt to notify the students by posting the class cancellation on the website. The instructor will also notify the department chair. If an instructor may reasonably foresee their absence from a scheduled class, the prior approval of the appropriate Dean is required. You must submit a written request, including the anticipated dates of your absence, reasons for cancelling class, and any alternative or makeup activities/assignments which you have arranged. It is also your responsibility to inform students of foreseen absences and any alternative assignments/activities.  For more information, see the class cancellation policy.

Q: How do I know if classes have been cancelled due to inclement weather?

A: The decision about whether to close will be made by the University.  Local media outlets are notified of a storm closure by 6:45 AM. Faculty should consult local radio stations for news of cancellations: 106.9 FM, 95.1 FM, 103.5 FM, 105 FM, 1260 AM.  You may also call the university switchboard for cancellation updates: 452-0640.  In cases where the university remains open, individual faculty members should use their own discretion in deciding whether to hold classes and/or report to work. If you decide to cancel classes, notify the office of the Vice-President (Academic & Research), as well as your department chair and department assistant.  For more information, see the Storm Closure policy.

Q: How do I access a STU telephone directory?

A: You can download the employee directory here and the campus directory here.   

Q: How do I order textbooks for my classes?

A: To discuss any aspect of the textbook ordering process, contact Kimberley Giberson at the UNB Bookstore: phone: 458-7913 or email:  The link to place your textbook order is here

Q: How do I check-out books and put materials on reserve at the library?

A: Your STU photo ID card acts as your library card.  For information on faculty support at the library (managing reserve readings, liaison librarians for departments etc…), go here and click on “Faculty” on the top of the page.  Click here for information on placing items on library reserve.

Q: How do I check my course lists and submit my grades?

A: Set up an account on WebAdvisor for Faculty and follow the instructions

Q: How do I obtain technical assistance (for computers, audio-visual equipment, etc.)?

A: Consult the ITS website.     Contact or call the helpdesk at 452-0635

Q: How do I access moodle, STU's e-learning platform?

A: Go to . If this is the first time you have used this site, you will need to have IT create a blank course for you. Follow the prompts.