Regarding Academic Unit Meetings for Enhanced Performance Review, Promotion and Tenure Recommendations

WHEREAS, the Collective Bargaining Agreement (the "CBA") between Bowling Green State University (the "University") and the Bowling Green State University Faculty Association­AAUP (the "Faculty Association") (collectively, the "Parties"), effective through June 30, 2022, in Article 14, describes the processes used to evaluate Bargaining Unit Faculty Members ("BUFMs") for enhanced performance review, promotion and tenure; and

WHEREAS, these processes include a vote by the academic unit's eligible faculty, followed by their written recommendation to the Chair or Director ("Faculty Administrator"); and

WHEREAS, it is common practice for the eligible faculty to have a meeting (an "EPR and P&T meeting") before voting; and

WHEREAS, on occasion a Faculty Administrator has attended an EPR and P&T meeting to answer questions and/or obtain information about the eligible faculty's evaluation of the BUFM being considered for enhanced performance review, promotion or tenure; and

WHEREAS, the CBA does not address Faculty Administrator attendance at EPR and P&T meetings;

NOW, THEREFORE, the Parties agree as follows:

  1. Faculty Administrators shall not attend EPR and P&T meetings.
  2. The eligible faculty will ensure that their written recommendation to the Faculty Administrator clearly describes the reasons for the recommendation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties have caused this Memorandum of Understanding to be made effective this 8th day of January, 2020.
 
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
By:Joe Whitehead signature
Joe B. Whitehead
Title: Provost
 
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY FACULTY ASSOCIATION-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS
By:  phil stinson signature
Phil Stinson
Title: Guidance Officer