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  1. Conversations with UFF-UNF2017-2020 CBA: How Does It Affect You?Financial Impacts of the New Contract

  2. Article 4. UFF Rights • STATUS QUO with addition of a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.A) pertaining to 4.4 • Calls for parties to accept Article 4.4 "as is" and return to reopener negotiations to satisfy a 2016 PERC Ruling (Allen v. Miami Dade College) • Defended: Against BOT proposal to do away with all release time for UFF faculty involved in representing faculty and administering the CBA. • Defended: Against BOT proposal to do away with additional release time when negotiations have not been completed during the semester in which they began.

  3. Article 6. Consultation • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to strike language concerning consultation regarding the ratio of tenure to non-tenure-track faculty teaching courses. • Dealt with in other areas of the CBA

  4. Article 8. UNF Rules and Policies • Accepted: UFF proposal to strike language no longer in use ("the administrations' policy routing sheet").

  5. Article 9. Guidelines • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to address excessive delays and to streamline the process and timeline and encourage the development of guidelines. • Accepted: Right of Clinical Faculty to create their own guidelines. • Defended: Against BOT proposal to limit faculty rights to create their own guidelines by omitting teaching and service from a permissible category for guidelines.

  6. Article 10. Academic Freedom and Responsibility • Defended: Against BOT proposal to strike the appeal process for student grade changes, which requires an appeal to the faculty member, provided for in the CBA.

  7. Article 14. Assignment and Responsibilities • Accepted: UFF-UNF successfully incorporated current Banking Policy into the CBA where it can now be negotiated. • Defended: Against BOT proposal to increase office hours from 5 to 7 hours. • Defended: Against BOT proposal to do away with policies recognizing faculty efforts, resources, support, and compensation for instructional technology/distance learning materials. • Defended: Against BOT proposal to do away with administrative assistance in obtaining releases to intellectual property rights related to the use of instructional technology materials under certain conditions.

  8. Article 15. Office Space and Safe Conditions • Accepted: UFF's proposal that email be added as a means of communication for office changes while a faculty is on sabbatical.

  9. Article 16. Professional Development and Travel • Accepted: UFF's proposal that the title be changed to include "Professional Development." • Accepted: UFF's proposal establishing that the administration publish an annual Department report of the previous year’s expense reimbursements for each faculty member and the available travel funds for the current year and their departmental allocations • Defended: Against BOT proposal to eliminate cap on summer office hours.

  10. Article 18. Performance Evaluations and Evaluation File • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal that a department/unit supervisor should take into consideration all available information when completing evaluations; • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal for more inclusive language stating that the university values community-based teaching, research, and service that demonstrates a deep engagement with local, regional, national, and/or global communities and that, if requested, such performance should be considered as part of the evaluation; • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal that faculty may amend their rebuttal statement following receipt of a finalized copy of their evaluation. • Defended: Against BOT proposals that the chair/supervisor of each department (versus the department) shall be responsible for specifying the required format and minimum content of the annual evaluation form. • Defended: Against BOT proposal allowing for termination of a faculty member (without consultation of other faculty) after the faculty member's "failure to demonstrate satisfactory implementation of the approved performance improvement plan in the next annual evaluation."

  11. Article 19. Tenure • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to broaden Carnegie language on community-based teaching, service, and research to include "local, regional, national, and/or global communities.“ • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to include letters of support from community partners who can attest to the faculty member's engagement and impact on local, regional, national and/or global communities. • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to include ALL tenured faculty members (vs. a sub-committee). • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to fill committee vacancies only from within closely related disciplines. • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal that the University explicitly values both basic and applied scholarship as a criteria for tenure.

  12. Article 20. Promotions for Tenure and Tenure Earning Faculty • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to broaden Carnegie language on community-based teaching, service, and research to include "local, regional, national, and/or global communities.“

  13. Article # [new] • Accepted: Article H deleted and replaced with evaluations article for librarians.

  14. Article 21. Promotions for Library Faculty • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal that 20% of librarian evaluations be based on research. This successfully preserves the right of librarian's to be evaluated on these significant contributions. • Accepted: UFF-UNF's proposal that external letters be required for promotion. • Defended: Against a requirement that librarians must go up for promotion or face a penalty.

  15. Article 22. Promotions for Instructors and Lecturers • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to broaden Carnegie language on community-based teaching, service, and research to include "local, regional, national, and/or global communities.“ • Defended: Against right for colleagues to address the scholarly and creative works of a faculty member.

  16. Article XX. Promotions for Clinical Faculty • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to broaden Carnegie language on community-based teaching, service, and research to include "local, regional, national, and/or global communities."

  17. Article XXX. Promotions for Clinical Faculty • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to broaden Carnegie language on community-based teaching, service, and research to include "local, regional, national, and/or global communities."

  18. Article 23. Leaves • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to add a "paid" parental leave policy. • Provides up to one semester paid leave to care for a newborn, adopted child, or foster child. • UNF is now one of the few SUS universities to adopt paid parental leave for faculty

  19. Article 25. Intellectual Property • Defended: Against BOT proposal that included broad changes to the intellectual property rights of faculty

  20. Article 26. Conflict of Interest/Outside Activity • Defended: Against BOT proposal to include broad changes in the definition and reporting of conflicts of interest and outside activity.

  21. Article 28. Salary Increases and Salary Payments • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal for an additional 2% salary increase (effective 2018) beyond BOT's proposed salary increase of 2% (retroactive to 2017) for a total of a 4% salary increase • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal that new base salaries for promotions effective 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 be included when calculating salary increases in both years • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal that the effective date for the 2018 salary increase is the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year • Accepted: UFF-UNF request that faculty who retired during negotations receive applicable salary increases • Defended: Against BOT proposal to make the 2017 2% salary increase effective upon contract ratification rather than September 2017

  22. Article 37. Duration • Accepted: UFF-UNF proposal to avoid bargaining delays by setting time-limit dates for exchanging reopener proposals and for the first reopener bargaining session.