MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT
This Memorandum of Agreement is entered into by and between the University of Connecticut Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (“AAUP”) and the University of Connecticut (the “University”) (together, the “Parties”).
WHEREAS, the Parties agreed in Article 31 of their collective bargaining agreement to establish a work group to discuss negotiable aspects, if any, of the University’s promotion, tenure and reappointment (“PTR”) procedures; and
WHEREAS, a work group was comprised consisting of representatives from the AAUP, the University Senate, the Provost’s Office, and the Office of Faculty and Staff Labor Relations.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Parties agree as follows:
- As soon as practicable following the execution and ratification (if necessary) of this Memorandum, the Provost’s Office shall adopt and post to its website the attached PTR Form (Exhibit A), 2018-2019 Deadlines for Completion of PTR Procedures (Exhibit B), Introduction (Exhibit C), Preamble (Exhibit D), PTR Procedures (Exhibit E), Letters of Reference (Exhibit F), and examples for the Department Head’s Evaluation Letter (Exhibit G).
- For faculty hired into the tenure-track or into a position covered by Article 13 of the AAUP contract on or before August 22, 2018, the following shall apply:
- During the 2018-2019 academic year, these faculty members will use the PTR form in effect during the 2017-2018 academic year when applying for tenure and/or promotion to any position other than Professor.
- During the 2019-2020 academic year, these faculty members may use either the PTR Form attached to this Memorandum (Exhibit A) or the PTR Form in effect during the 2017-2018 academic year when applying for tenure and/or promotion to any position other than Professor.
- All other faculty, including those hired on or after August 23, 2018, shall use the PTR Form attached to this Memorandum (Exhibit A) when applying for tenure and/or promotion to any position other than Professor.
- During the 2018-2019 academic year, faculty seeking promotion from Associate Professor to Professor may use either the PTR form attached to this Memorandum or the PTR Form in effect during the 2017-2018 academic year. Beginning with the 2019-2020 PTR cycle, all faculty applying for promotion to Professor shall use the PTR Form attached to this Memorandum (Exhibit A).
- The Parties acknowledge and agree that the University, in consultation with AAUP, may from year-to-year make minor changes to the Deadlines for Completion of PTR Procedures (Exhibit B) to account for holidays and minor shifts in the calendar.
- The Parties acknowledge and agree to maintain for the duration of the collective bargaining agreement, Exhibits A, C, D, E, F and G as amended May 2018.
- The Parties acknowledge that the University did deny and does deny that any, some, or all of the matters discussed during the Parties’ meetings and embodied in the attached documents are mandatory subjects of bargaining or otherwise affect terms and conditions of employment which must be negotiated. Simultaneoulsy, the Parties acknowledge that UConn-AAUP asserts that all of the matters embodied in the attached documents are mandatory subjects of bargaining. The Parties agree that this Memorandum in no way obligates the University to negotiate non-mandatory or permissive subjects of bargaining except to the extent required by the AAUP collective bargaining agreement. Future changes, if any, to the University’s PTR processes or documents shall be negotiated, if so required, in accordance with the AAUP collective bargaining agreement and applicable law.
- The Parties agree that this Memorandum is unique to these particular PTR processes as described in this agreement and will not be used as evidence of custom, practice, or precedent in any other proceeding and shall be inadmissible in any forum other than to enforce the terms of this Agreement.
- This Memorandum is subject to all applicable ratification procedures by both Parties.
For the University
Craig Kennedy, Provost Date
Kelly Bannister, Office of Faculty & Staff Labor Relations Date
For the AAUP:
Michael Bailey, Executive Director Date