The board/administration wants to alter the Retrenchment procedures.
Source: http://www.wright.edu/administration/aaup/nego/FF/ART-17-admin- revised(OCR).pdf
What is the proposed change to the Retrenchment Article?
The potential TERMINATION of a Bargaining Unit Faculty Member during ANY appointment (even tenured or continuing) when WSU has a sub-2.40 financial score over the most recent 24-month period – or RIGHT NOW.
Under the administration’s proposal:
Retrenchment procedures can become active immediately, the day the Factfinder Report is accepted.
Bargaining Unit Faculty Members would lose this key provision: would no longer be offered available faculty positions for which they are fully qualified or for which they can become fully qualified within the period of their notification of termination; further, the University would no longer have to consider BUFMs for a non-faculty position as an alternative to termination.
What the Retrenchment Proposal Means:
Tenure has no meaning. Continuing status has no meaning. This proposal puts every faculty member at risk.
This proposal allows the university to terminate faculty with a low burden of proof and must be rejected.