On October 26, 2011, both Collective Bargaining Agreements were ratified by votes of the faculty.
Tenure Track Collective Bargaining Agreement As of April 30, 2013, this contract is no longer in effect.
The NTT pdf file is missing section 7.03.01 Workload Appeal which is included on
the copy on the Provost’s web site
7.03.01 WORKLOAD APPEAL
Workload assignments described in the preceding provision (titled “WORKLOAD”) may be appealed to a workload appeals committee composed of two tenured or tenure-track faculty, two academic administrators, and one at-large member serving staggered four-year terms. The AFMSU shall appoint the two faculty members, the Administration shall appoint the administrators, and the foregoing four members shall select unanimously the fifth member. The procedural rules of the committee shall be as follows:
The dean, or department head, and faculty member shall make formal proposals concerning the assignment of workload to the committee. The committee will be charged with resolving the differences. Such a resolution may include selecting one of the formal proposals or a compromise assignment. In making its decision, the committee will attempt to balance the following standards:
- Demonstrated need for the assignment, according to departmental, college/school, or University demands, or University-wide productivity guidelines.
- Conformity of the assignment with equitable distribution of teaching, research, and service loads within the academic unit.
- Conformity of the assignment with provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
The committee shall submit its recommendation to the Provost for a decision. The Provost’s decision shall focus solely on the above listed standards. The Provost’s decision can be grieved pursuant to the grievance and arbitration provision of the collective bargaining agreement only if it is in conflict with a four-to-one or five-to-zero vote of the committee in favor of the faculty member.
We’d like to thank the bargaining teams who worked so hard and donated so many hours to the negotiations. They were:
Tenure track bargaining team:
- Kristen Intemann, History & Philosophy
- Sandy Osborne, Health & Human Development
- Aleks Rebane, Physics
- Bok Sowell, Animal & Range Sciences
Non-tenure track bargaining team:
- Kari Cargill, Microbiology
- Jess Carroll, English
- Chere LeClair, Architecture
- Colin Shaw, Earth Sciences
- Dan Wise, Film & Photography
- Karen Leech, Music (retired)
Click here to see the principles that guided the bargaining teams based on faculty surveys and conversations.