Decoding the SWF

last updated: Oct 28, 2019

The SWF (“swiff“, stands for Standard Workload Formula), is a document that is used to calculate workload (Article 11 of the Collective Agreement) for full-time teaching faculty. SWFs are usually given out once per term, 6 weeks prior to the start of the term. Prior to SWFs being issued, managers are required to have a conversation with each faculty member to discuss possible workloads for the upcoming term. Revised SWFs may be issued in certain circumstances, even after the SWF deadline, and is usually assessed on a case-by-case basis.

You may find the following documents helpful in understanding your SWF:

  1.  SWF Calculator
  2. Annotated SWF (2019)

If you require clarification on the SWF or would like your steward to review your SWF, feel free to contact your steward directly.