Academic Participation/Professional Development and Tuition Waiver Fund

CUPE 3287 members are encouraged to apply for professional development funds, including the Academic Participation/Professional Development fund and the Tuition Waiver fund.  Since July 2017 these funds have been combined and are administered directly by the union.

Guidelines [PDF, 118 kb.]

Application Form [MS Word, 78 kb.]


Please Note
: The next deadline for applications to the AP/PD/Tuition Waiver Fund is October 15, 2020. Anyone who taught as a sessional lecturer in the Winter 2020 term, the 2020 Spring and Summer terms, or who is teaching in the 2020 Fall term is eligible to apply.

Normally, the deadline for applications would fall in late September, however, our membership recently ratified a tentative agreement [PDF, 119 kb.] which modifies the terms of the AP/PD Fund to allow applications to the Fund to provide support for remote teaching (including purchases of hardware, software, or services). The Guidelines and Application Form above have been revised to reflect this change.


Employee and Family Assistance Program

Sessional Lecturers have access to the Employee and Family Assistance Program, providing confidential counselling, legal support, and financial planning resources.  Training Services provides online and instructor-led software training courses.


Health, Dental, and Life Insurance Benefits

Visit the University of Saskatchewan’s Human Resources website for information about funds and benefits available to sessional lecturers.


Benefits Summary

Employer Proposal Eligibility

University of Saskatchewan employees in-scope of CUPE 3287 who are not eligible under the university’s other benefits programs.

Commencement of Coverage

Effective September 1, 2016 coverage begins on the initial appointment date as stated in your letter of offer.

  1. Basic Life
  • Basic Life Insurance $30,000 during the course of the appointment(s)
  1. Dental
  • Dental Coverage – 100% of Basic Dental Coverage, member only, up to $2000 per calendar year Basic Dental Services include:
  • Preventative Dental Procedures
    • Complete exam once every three benefit years
    • Recall exam once every five months, to a maximum of two exams per benefit year
    • Emergency or specific exams limited to two per benefit year per type of exam
    • Complete series of X-rays or one panorex once every three benefit years
    • Bitewing x-ray once every five months, to a maximum of two sets per benefit year
    • Radiograph to diagnose or examine progress
    • Required consultations with another dentist
    • Polishing/cleaning and topical fluoride treatment every five months, to a maximum of two per benefit year
    • Emergency or palliative services
    • Diagnostics tests and lab exams
    • Removal of impacted teeth and anesthesia
    • Space maintainers for primary teeth
    • Pit and fissure sealants
    • Oral hygiene instruction once per benefit year
  • Basic Procedures
    • Fillings:
      • Amalgam (silver)
      • Composite (white) on all teeth o   Acrylic (replaced by composite)
    • Removal of teeth (except impacted teeth)
    • Prefab metal restorations/crowns and repairs (not custom made) A prefabricated crown that is intended for long-term use (and not in conjunction with the placement of a permanent crown) would be eligible under the plan
    • Endodontics (root canal therapy/fillings, treat disease of pulp tissue)
    • Periodontics (treatment of bone and gum disease)
    • Surgery and related anesthesia (except removal of impacted teeth)
    • Repair of bridges or dentures
    • Rebase or reline denture
  • Pre-treatment Plan

If your dentist recommends any dental procedure that is expected to cost over $500 you should have your dentist complete a pre-treatment plan. Submit this plan to the insurer and you will be advised of the benefits payable for the course of treatment. Submitting a pre-treatment plan ensures that there are no misunderstandings about what reimbursement you will received for expensive courses of treatment.

  1. Health/Drug Coverage
  • Drug Coverage for you and your dependents -100% coverage for up to a maximum of $2000 per person per calendar year subject to the drug formulary.
  • Direct pay drug card, with mandatory generic substitutions.
  1. Note: Termination of Coverage
  • Coverage will cease upon the end date of the appointment as stated in the letter of offer.