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Resources for Members

Analyzing University & College Financial Statements

Knowing how to read and analyze your institution’s financial statements is the best way to understand how much money your college or university has and how that money is spent. This is a step-by-step CAUT guide to assist academic staff associations.

Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory

The CAUT Guide to Acknowledging Traditional Territory provides the territorial acknowledgment appropriate for each local region in which CAUT has member associations.

Expense Claim Forms

Committee members and Council delegates may use these forms. The forms are interactive; calculations are performed automatically and can be signed electronically.

Guidebook for academic staff working abroad

With the growth in cross-border education, more staff are opting to work temporarily overseas. Before packing your bags, however, be aware that there are important employment, professional and personal issues that you'll need to consider.

Handbook for New Faculty: Negotiating starting salaries

Congratulations on your job offer. But before you sign on the dotted line there are some things you should know to avoid putting yourself at a disadvantage for the rest of your career.

Health & Safety

CAUT is committed to ensuring that all academic staff enjoy a healthy and safe workplace. We provide advice to member associations on occupational health and safety issues, assist in determining the nature and extent of workplace hazards, find solutions to eliminate problems and develop strong collective agreement language to protect members.

Income tax primer for academic staff

What are the tax implications of taking a sabbatical leave outside of Canada? Are research grants considered income? What expenses can academic staff deduct? Find out the answer to these questions and more in our tax primer.

Revised Guidelines for academic staff on the use of copyrighted material

Recent changes to the Copyright Act and new licensing agreements have created confusion over what rights academic staff have to use and reproduce copyrighted material for education and research puruposes. CAUT's guidelines provide some pratical advice of what you can and can't do.

Teaching dossier 

Have to prepare a teaching dossier and don't know where to start? This guide explains what a teaching dossier is and shows you how to create one.

What is fair? Questions and answers on procedures and standards for peer review

It is critical that decisions about academic careers be based on peer review. This guide is intended to assist acadeimc staff to carry out their roles on peer committees, especially those concerned with tenure, renewal and promotion decisions.