Saturday, April 2, 2011
Details on Administration and Faculty proposals
If you're interested in learning the details of the administration's "last, best, and final" offer and the FA's latest positions, both are now posted over on the FA website, www.siucfa.org; follow the "Bargaining information" link for the details. Probably the most incendiary item in the administration's "offer" (soon to be the terms imposed on faculty) is the new provision to allow for "reductions in force"--layoffs--of tenure-track and tenured faculty. That's article 19 of the administration's terms, which can be found on page 62 of this pdf document. The Faculty Association's earlier proposal to allow for such layoffs (but only after faculty and administration agree that the university is in a state of genuine financial exigency--a chronic financial crisis threatening the existence of the university) can be found in this document.
Posted by Dave Johnson at 4/02/2011 09:09:00 AM