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Negotiations: Article 34, Emeritus

Wright State University Chapter

American Association of University Professors

AAUP-WSU has proposed the article in the left half of the table below for inclusion in the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) for non-tenure-eligible (NTE) faculty. Our negotiating team handed it to the administration at the initial negotiating session on March 11, 2013. Reports about the status of this article will be found below the article itself.

The administration's first counter-proposal, given to our negotiating team on April 1, 2013, is in the right half of the table below.

See our CBA Negotiations page for a roster of the AAUP-WSU negotiating team, brief reports about each Monday's negotiation session, and an article-by-article summary table with links to detailed information about each individual article that either the administration or AAUP-WSU proposes to include in the CBA.

Article 34

Emeritus

34.1 The title of Emeritus recognizes past contributions to the community of scholars at Wright State University.

34.2 The Emeritus title confers on the recipient the rights and privileges of other members of the community of scholars at Wright State University, subject to the limitation of the right to vote and the right to hold elective office, and is conferred as a lifetime status. Insofar as it is possible, and subject to fiscal considerations, the University will extend courtesies and services to Emeritus faculty that facilitate their continuing contributions to the academic life at Wright State University.

34.3 NTE Bargaining Unit Faculty who have served as full-time faculty ten or more years at Wright State University will automatically be granted the Emeritus title upon retirement and upon written request by the Member of the Bargaining Unit to the Provost. NTE Bargaining Unit Faculty Members who have served as full-time members of the faculty for five or more years, but less than ten years, may request consideration for the Emeritus title through the process of a petition to the Provost through the Member’s own administrative unit. In order to be considered for the Emeritus title, the petition of a Member of the Bargaining Unit must be supported by the Dean of the College or School in which the Member holds his or her primary appointment.

34.4 The criteria and procedures for awarding the Emeritus title to a deceased Member are the same as set forth in Section 34.3 except the process may be initiated by a department chair or dean.

34.1 The Emeritus title recognizes past contributions to the community of scholars at Wright State University and confers on the recipient the rights and privileges of other members of the community of scholars at Wright State University, subject to the limitation of the right to vote and the right to hold elective office, and is conferred as a lifetime status. Insofar as it is possible, and subject to fiscal considerations, the University will extend courtesies and services to Emeritus faculty that facilitate their continuing contributions to the academic life at Wright State University.

34.2 Bargaining Unit Faculty who have served as full-time faculty ten or more years at Wright State University will automatically be granted the Emeritus title upon retirement and upon written request by the Member of the Bargaining Unit to the Provost. Bargaining Unit Faculty Members who have served as full-time members of the faculty for five or more years, but less than ten years, may request consideration for the Emeritus title through the process of a petition to the Provost through the Member’s own administrative unit. In order to be considered for the Emeritus title, the petition of a Member of the Bargaining Unit must be supported by the Dean of the College or School in which the Member holds his or her primary appointment.

34.3 The criteria and procedures for awarding the Emeritus title to a deceased Member are the same as set forth in Section 34.3 except the process may be initiated by a department chair or dean.

Status of Negotiations about the Above Article

April 22, 2013

The parties' Chief Negotiators initialed initialed -- "TA'd" -- this article, thus signifying tentative agreement on this article. Here is a pdf file showing the TA'd article.

April 1, 2013

The administration described its proposal in the right half of the table above as being functionally the same as ours but incorporating somewhat more elegant language.

March 18, 2013

The administration noted that we had removed the term professor from the current CBA for tenure-eligible and tenured (TET) faculty, which we confirmed. We also confirmed that our intent was to make no (substantive) change from the current CBA.


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