After roughly two years, the Faculty Association president Kim Archer said she can finally breathe a sigh of relief, as the Faculty Association and the university signed a tentative agreement on a contract Friday, June 21.
According to Tom Jordan, Coordinator for Policy, Communication and Issues of Concern and chief negotiator for the university regarding the contract, the negotiation on this bigger contract began in April 2018.
Jordan said both parties are currently editing language used in the contract, and then the Faculty Association must ratify the contract. From there, the president will sign it on behalf of the Board of Trustees.
“I think the university is excited that we were able to conclude [the negotiations] on Friday and we look forward to the negotiations being approved in a timely manner,” Jordan said.