Joint statement from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition on a tentative five-year agreement
The Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition and Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson and Interim Provost Edward Feser are pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement for a five-year contract for specialized faculty members. Everyone involved appreciates the hard work and partnership that went into reaching this important step in the process. The NTFC has scheduled a meeting for Sunday, May 1, to vote on whether to end its five-day work stoppage and will schedule a vote in the near future for its membership to review and vote on this tentative agreement.
Additional statement from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Negotiators for the university and the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition are pleased to announce that they have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year contract. The NTFC has scheduled a meeting for Sunday, May 1, to vote on whether to end its five-day work stoppage and will schedule a vote in the near future for its membership to review and vote on this tentative agreement.
With this milestone agreement, the university and the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition look forward to building a productive, long-term relationship for the future.
“We would not achieve our mission as a leading public research university without the excellent work and dedication of our specialized faculty,” Interim Provost Edward Feser said. “We are a stronger institution when they are integral partners in governance, when their teaching is protected by academic freedom, and when they have appropriate predictability and stability in their appointments. This tentative agreement addresses those priorities without supplanting the roles of the departments and colleges as important stewards of hiring and promotion for our academic programs. It also preserves the flexibility of units to offer multiyear contracts according to their own needs and financial capacity.”
“We greatly value the contributions of our specialized faculty, and we appreciate that negotiators for the union remained at the bargaining table with us to find common ground that achieves our shared goals,” Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson said.