Grand Rapids Community College Faculty Association Still Negotiating On Salary Schedules, Evaluations

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A tentative faculty contract at Grand Rapids Community College is expected to be ratified before the end of the year, but two significant issues need clarification before that happens, the head of the college’s faculty association said.

GRCC Faculty Association President Fred van Hartesveldt said negotiators representing faculty and administrators are working to further define salary schedules and evaluations that will tie pay increases to performance.

“We want to give (faculty) more specifics about what the new system would entail,” van Hartesveldt said.

A tentative contract agreement was reached in April – just weeks before the college’s $98.6 million bond proposal went before voters – with the 860 member faculty association, which had been working without a new contract for several years.

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