RMIT University Academic and Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement 2014


55. Principles of casual academic staff resourcing and collegiality

55.1

Unless agreement has been reached between the University and the casual academic employee on remuneration in respect of producing the relevant work, or the research activity is funded by RMIT or is the result of a candidature at RMIT, the University will not:

(a) require a casual academic employee to describe herself or himself as an employee of the University in any publication, or refereed journal article written by the employee, or in connection with any creative work of the employee.

(b) include the publication, refereed journal article, or creative work of a casual academic employee in the University’s profile for any institutional grants scheme allocation.

55.2

Casual academic employees engaged to lecture for the equivalent of a minimum of one contact hour per week for one semester will be invited to attend relevant College, Centre, School or workgroup meetings. Casual academic employees will be paid for attendance at meetings where they are required or directed to attend.

55.3

Casual academic employees engaged for the equivalent of a minimum of one contact hour per week for one semester are entitled to:

(a) apply for internally advertised University positions.

(b) participate in an application for internal funding opportunities, including grants and professional development funds.

55.4

A casual academic employee who is:

(a) new to the University; and

(b) engaged for the equivalent of a minimum of one contact hour per week for one semester; and

(c) required to apply University policies in his or her academic work;

will be provided with induction including introduction to necessary software and academic procedures required to fulfill their duties. The casual academic employee will be paid for up to five hours to undertake the University induction program.

55.5

Casual academic employees engaged for the equivalent of a minimum of one contact hour per week for one semester will be provided with:

(a) a library card

(b) outside hours access where and when required

(c) an email account

(d) appropriate network and intranet access

(e) an entry in the University’s web staff contact directory;

until the start of the semester following the one for which they are engaged.

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