CBA 2017-2020: Article Chart and Summaries
The following table outlines the Collective Bargaining Agreement for 2017-2020. The status of each article is listed below, as well as a summary about any changes. A link to each signed and annotated article is also included.
|Article Number||Article Name||Gains & Status Quo||Successful Defenses||Other Changes||Link to PDF|
|Memorandum of Agreement||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)||MOA|
|1||Titles and Headings||Status Quo||Article 1|
|2||Recognition||Status Quo||Article 2|
|3||Management Rights||Status Quo||Article 3|
|4||United Faculty of Florida (UFF) Rights||Status quo with additiion of a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.A) pertaining to 4.4||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.
|5||Payroll Deduction||Status Quo||Article 5|
|6||Consultation||ACCEPTED: UFF-UNF proposal to strike language concerning consultation regarding the ratio of tenure to non-tenure-track faculty teaching courses.||Article 6|
|7||Maintenance of Benefits||Status Quo||Article 7|
|8||UNF Rules and Policy||ACCEPTED: UFF proposal to strike language no longer in use ("the administrations' policy routing sheet").||Article 8|
|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. ||Article 9|
|10||Academic Freedom and Responsibility||Status Quo||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.||Article 10|
|11||Nondiscrimination||Status Quo||Article 11|
|13||Non-reappointment and resignations||Status Quo||Article 13|
|14||Assignments 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 faculy 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.
|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.||Article 15|
|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
|17||Summer Appointments and Assignments||ACCEPTED: UFF-UNF proposal to establish equitable distrubition of summer courses|
ACCEPTED: UNF-UFF's provision to broaden how sufficient enrollments is defined for summer courses at the undergraduate level
|DEFENDED: Against BOT proposal to eliminate cap on summer office hours.||Article 17|
|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 proposalfor 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 proposalthat 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."
|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 explicitely values both basic and applied scholarship as a criteria for tenure.
|Incorporated language to reflect the electronic dossier system||Article 19|
|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."||Article 20|
|#||Evaluations for Library Faculty||ACCEPTED: Article H deleted and replaced with evaluations article for librarians.||Article #|
|21||Promotions for Library Faculty||ACCEPTED: UFF-UNF proposal that 20% of libarian evaluations be based on research. This successfully preverves 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 requirment that librarians must go up for promotion or face a penalty.||Article 21|
|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.||Article 22|
|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."||Article XX|
|23||Leaves||ACCEPTED: UFF-UNF proposal to add a "paid" parental leave policy||Article 23|
|24||Professional Development Leaves and Sabbaticals||Changed the timing of the application process to accommodate the weekend||Article 24|
|25||Intellectual Property||Status Quo||DEFENDED: Aainst BOT proposal that included broad changes to the intellectual property rights of faculty||Article 25|
|26||Conflict of Interest/Outside Activity||Status Quo||DEFENDED: Against BOT proposal to include broad changes in the definition and reporting of conflicts of interest and outside activity||Article 26|
|27||Other Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty Members||Status Quo||Article 27|
|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 negotiations receive applicable salary increases
|DEFENDED: Against BOT proposal to make the 2017 2% salary increase effective upon contract ratification rather than September 2017||Article 28|
|29||Adjusted dates to insure faculty received transportation stipend||Article 29|
|30||Disciplinary Action and Job Abandonment||Status Quo||Article 30|
|31||Grievance Procedure and Arbitration||Status Quo||Article 31|
|32||Access to Documents||Status Quo||Article 32|
|33||Layoff and Recall||Changed reference to Article 6 (Consultation Between the University and the UFF) to make it consistent with CBA numbering||Article 33|
|34||Totality of Agreement||Status Quo||Article 34|
|35||Previously deleted prior to this round of bargaining||Article 35|
|36||Definitions||Status Quo||Article 36|
|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.||Article 37|
|Signature Page||Signature Page|
|A||Position Classifications in the Bargaining Unit||Status Quo||Appendix A|
|B||UFF Dues Check-off Authorization Form||Status Quo||Appendix B|
|C||Grievance Form||Status Quo||Appendix C|
|D||Notice of Arbitration Form||Status Quo||Appendix D|
|E||Protection of Whistleblowers||Status Quo||Appendix E|
|F||Limitation of Personal Liability||Status Quo||Appendix F|
|G||Exclusive Dispute Resolution Procedure for Course Assignments||Status Quo||Appendix G|
|H||Library Faculty Evaluation||ACCEPTED: Article H deleted and replaced by article on evaluations for library faculty.|
|H1-1||Library Faculty Annual Report of Activities||Status Quo||Appendix H1-1|
|H1-2||Library Faculty Assigned Activity Form||Status Quo||Appendix H1-2|
|H2||Library Performance Evaluation||Status Quo||Appendix H2|
|H3||Library Faculty Annual Promotion Appraisal Form||Status Quo||Appendix H3|
|I-1||Format of Sabbatical Appllication||Changed reference to year in title of form||Appendix I-1|
|I-2||Format of Professional Development Application||Status Quo||Appendix I-2|
|J-1||Authorization for Twelve Month Pay Option||Status Quo||Appendix J-1|
|J-2||Termination for Twelve Month Pay Option||Status Quo||Appendix J-2|