The Bowling Green State University Board of Trustees on May 6 approved the next collective bargaining agreement with the BGSU Faculty Association. The three-year agreement takes effect July 1, 2016. The faculty association had ratified the tentative agreement in April. President Mary Ellen Mazey and BGSU-FA President David Jackson signed it at the trustees’ end-of-semester meeting.
The University and the Faculty Association used the collaborative interest-based bargaining method to develop the contract, which provides for salary increases of 3 percent annually over the three-year agreement. It also addresses other issues such as shared governance, academic freedom, faculty review and professional development.
“We are extremely pleased, both with the collegiality of the process and the outcome,” President Mary Ellen Mazey said. “The agreement lays the foundation for closer collaboration with our faculty, which will strengthen our university and help us continue to meet the needs of our students.”
Also at the meeting, the trustees addressed academic, infrastructure and capital project matters. In addition to granting tenure and promotion and emeritus status to a number of faculty, they approved the naming of two campus areas.