Signed by both parties on Monday, the agreement provides severance pay to 18 individuals with four or more years at the University and also reappoints five individuals on terminal contracts or one year contracts for next academic year, said Bill Balzer, vice president for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives.
Though not stipulated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the University applied seniority rules to the 10 individuals who were not returning on terminal contracts. While five of them will return, an additional five non-tenure-track faculty with one to three years of service will be cut as a way to “offset” the returning terminal faculty, Balzer said.
Those notifications will be made by April 1, as stipulated in the contract.
Another two individuals who were originally cut will return next year to jobs that opened at the University in November.