On this page we provide links to various agreements (typically called Memoranda of Understanding -- MOU for short) that supplement our Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs). Some such MOUs eventually become part of a CBA proper.
Please see this guide for help in deciphering MOU, CBA, NTE, TET, and other acronyms.
|Date||Title with link||Remarks; please see the actual agreement for particulars!|
|February 26, 2015||Agreement Concerning Use of Sick Days for Teaching Activities||This MOU specifies whether BUFMs with academic year appointments must take sick leave due (for example) to missing a class because of illness.|
|January 12, 2015||Agreement Regarding University Contributions to Health Savings Accounts||This MOU assures that over the course of the 2014-2017 benefit years, the Bargaining Unit Faculty will receive HSA contributions that are equivalent to those provided to faculty and staff who are not represented by collective bargaining.|
|October 30, 2014||Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Concerning Peer Evaluations of Teaching Needed for Promotion to Senior Lecturer or to Clinical Assistant Professor||This MOU permits those applying for promotion to Senior Lecturer or to Clinical Assistant Professor during the 2014-15 academic year to initiate the process later than is specified in the promotion schedule shown in the "Promotion Schedule for 2014-2015" in Appendix D of the CBA for NTE faculty. This MOU also relaxes somewhat the requirements for Peer Evaluation of Teaching for such promotions, during both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years.|
|September 11, 2014||Agreement to Revise Workload Provisions Pursuant to Provisions in the 2014-2017 TET and NTE Collective Bargaining Agreements||
This MOU modifies the workload policies for TET and NTE faculty so that they conform to certain features of the 2014-2017 CBAs for TET and NTE faculty. As the introduction to this MOU states:
|September 11, 2014||Agreement to Consider Five Years of Scholarship in the Evaluations of TET Faculty Conducted in 2015||Annual evaluations of TET faculty conducted in 2015 will consider scholarship over the five calendars years from 2010 through 2014.|
|May 23, 2014||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Video-Based Distance Education in Computer Engineering and Computer Science (CECS)||This MOU applied to Fall Semester 2014 only.|
|April 12, 2014||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Approval of Bylaws Amendments||This MOU (actually signed on April 9, 2014) goes into effect right away and provides for voting by all BUFMs -- those in the NTE and TET Bargaining Units -- on most amendments to department and college bylaws.|
|February 24, 2014||Memorandum of Understanding Regarding the Promotion and Tenure Schedule for 2014-2015||This MOU modifies the P&T schedule for the 2014-2015 academic year and thus over-rides the corresponding schedule found in Appendix D of the 2011-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement for TET faculty.|
|December 5, 2013||Memorandum of Understanding [pertaining to] Bargaining Unit Faculty Workload in the Department of Music||This MOU describes the teaching load for Department of Music faculty in both the NTE and TET Collective Bargaining Units.|
|December 3, 2013||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Use of LEAP Teaching Evaluations||This MOU pertains to the use of the LEAP student feedback form in Fall Semester 2013.|
|November 18, 2013||Agreement Regarding Development of Materials||This MOU pertains to Saudi Arabia's Qassim University, Unaizah College of Medicine and certain materials to be provided by our faculty to that institution. The MOU specifies payments to our faculty.|
|September 25, 2013||Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Criteria for Promotion to Senior Lecturer or Clinical Assistant Professor Applicable to Those Undergoing the Promotion Process during the Academic Year 2013-2014||This MOU authorizes any candidate for promotion to either Senior Lecturer or Clinical Assistant Professor who undergoes the promotion process in the 2013-2014 academic year to use either the criteria for promotion specified in the CBA for NTE faculty or those specified in the Faculty Handbook.|
|September 20, 2013||Memorandum of Understanding Pertaining to Distance Learning for TET Bargaining Unit Faculty||This MOU changes Appendix F, "Side Letter on Compensation for Distance Learning", in the 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement for TET faculty.|
|September 20, 2013||Memorandum of Understanding Pertaining to Workload for NTE Bargaining Unit Faculty||This MOU specifies the workload policy for NTE faculty.|
|April 13, 2012||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Scan of University Email Stores for Sensitive Data||This MOU permits Computing and Telecommunication Services (CaTS) to perform a one-time sensitive data scan of the email stores located on the University email server. The data scanned for will be Social Security Numbers and Credit Card numbers.|
|March 7, 2012||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning HMO Coverage||This MOU holds harmless Bargaining Unit Faculty adversely effected by a change made by Anthem in certain HMO benefits to dependents outside the three state Ohio-Indiana-Kentucky region.|
|August 3, 2011||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Promotion Increases Implemented in Summer 2011||This MOU assured that newly promoted Bargaining Unit Faculty (that is, those promoted effective at the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic or fiscal year) received the expected 7.5% salary increase (and for some, an additional increase specified in the minimum salaries article of the "old" [2008-2011] CBA) -- despite the then-unresolved state of the "new" (2011-2014) CBA for TET faculty. See also section 23.4 in the quarter-based articles portion of the "new" (2011-2014) CBA.|
|February 21, 2011||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning the Coverage of Older Adult Children||This MOU rolls back the administration’s unilateral (i.e., un-negotiated) declaration of premiums for Bargaining Unit Faculty Members who purchase medical, dental and vision insurance for their older adult children (ages 26-27), and it expands the availability of this benefit to more persons than required by the relevant Ohio law. See also the text and table at the end of section 26.3, and section 26.4, too, in either the quarter-based articles portion or the semester-based articles portion of the "new" (2011-2014) CBA for TET faculty.|
|February 21, 2011||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Staffing of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee||This MOU permits the administration and AAUP-WSU to appoint persons below the rank of Professor to staff the University Promotion and Tenure Committee, pursuant to section 13.9.5 of the 2008-2011Collective Bargaining Agreement for TET faculty. See also the last few sentences of section 13.9.5 in either the quarter-based articles portion or the semester-based articles portion of the "new" (2011-2014) CBA for TET faculty.|
|November 12, 2010||This MOU specifies the workload policy for TET faculty. Also see the March 2, 2009 "Memo of Understanding Concerning Workload and Conversion to Semesters".|
|November 30, 2009||Agreement Regarding Special Format Courses||Under narrow circumstances and with the agreement of both the administration and AAUP-WSU, a BUFM can teach a course during summer (with no summer compensation) in lieu an on-load course during the academic year. See also section 7.8.7 in either the quarter-based articles portion or the semester-based articles portion of the "new" (2011-2014) CBA.|
|July 7, 2009||Agreement Concerning a Semester Calendar||specifies that semesters will feature fourteen weeks of instruction (almost exactly 70 instructional days) and that standard class lengths will be 55 minutes for M-W-F classes (80 minutes for T-Th classes). See also section 9.1 in the semester-based articles portion of the "new" (2011-2014) CBA for TET faculty.|
|July 7, 2009||Agreement Concerning Participation in the Employee Severance Plan||permits the administration to offer its severance plan to Bargaining Unit Faculty; provides certain protections for Bargaining Unit Faculty who participate in the plan|
|April 3, 2009||Agreement Concerning Grant Support, Administrative Assignments, and Summer Teaching||applies only to Bargaining Unit Faculty on academic year appointments who either ask to teach summer classes or accept administrative duties in the summer for which they receive compensation. See also section 7.8 and subsections (especially 7.8.5 and 7.8.6) in both the quarter-based articles portion and the semester-based articles portion of the "new" (2011-2014) CBA for TET faculty.|
|March 2, 2009||Memo of Understanding Concerning Workload and Conversion to Semesters||outlines shared objectives for the anticipated conversion to semesters; provides for binding external arbitration if needed. See also the Workload Agreement for TET faculty.|
|October, 2007||WSU Faculty Requests to Purchase Non-Standard Computer Equipment||provides a means to obtain computers other than those recommended by CaTS and to require CaTS to provide support for such computers|
|March 9, 2001||Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Transitional Procedures for Promotion and Tenure and Annual [Evaluation]||most of this MOU is long inapplicable; but the boxed provisions (items 3 and 4 under Annual Evaluation) do govern how rapidly changes in bylaws-specified annual evaluation criteria become effective|
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