October 22, 2015

Formal negotiating meetings began in February and March, and resumed in September.

Much of the work is done in subcommittee, which began in January, and resumed in July.

We are scheduled for mediation 21, 22 December 2015.

Articles with Tentative Agreement or agreement to continue status quo:

  • 1 Preamble
  • 2 Recognition
  • 3 Management Rights
  • 4 Association Rights
  • 5 Working Environment
  • 6 No Strike/No Lockout
  • 7 Nondiscrimination
  • 8 Affirmative Action
  • 12 Grievance and Arbitration Procedures
  • 21 Emeritus Faculty
  • 22 Distinguished Professor
  • 23 Legal Protection
  • 24 Professional Activities Outside the University
  • 25 Retiree Reemployment
  • 32 Separability

Articles under current discussion:

  • 9 Academic Freedom
  • 11 Initial Hire
  • 13 RTP
  • 14 Disciplinary Action (admin)
  • 18 Professional Development
  • 19 Intellectual Property
  • 20 Distance and Distributed Learning
  • 26 Academic Calendar (admin)
  • 28 Spousal/Same Sex Domestic Partner Hires
  • 29 Reappointment and Promotion of NTT
  • 31 Past Practices

Articles for upcoming discussion:

  • 10 Governance
  • 15 Retrenchment (admin)
  • 16 Compensation
  • 17 Benefits
  • 27 Workload
  • 30 Branch Campuses (admin)
  • 33 Duration

Thanks to working groups:

  • RTP: Teresa Cutright, Amber Ferris, Sue Ramlo, Rob C Schwarz, Rob M Schwarz, Rebecca Willits
  • PDL: Leslie Gordon, Michael Graham, Steven Harp