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Changes to the Contract
to the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement. In the
document, the changes are listed in red - either as additions () or
These are the highlights of the changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement fo 2017-17.
- Release Time
- Retention Increase of 1%, with a minimum of $800.
- Department Merit of 0.5%.
- Promotion Increases raised to 12% and 14%.
- Distinguisehd University Professor
The changes were ratiifed by the unit with an overwhelming majority of the votes.
For your reading pleasure, below is the document final verision of the contract. Entire current collective bargaining agreement .
Knowing your Rights and Understanding Common Issues
The first e-mail blast of every month will present one topic from the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) that affects every FIU faculty member. The creation of this series is the result of a suggestion at our UFF Spring Chapter meeting. It is part of our ongoing effort to inform all faculty not only of their rights under the CBA, but to inform all faculty of the value of being a UFF member. Our CBA is the outcome of years of dedicated UFF Bargaining teams who see value in protecting our rights. Lastly, this is a legally binding agreement and must be adhered to by all parties.
Types of Leave
These are the types of leaves available to FIU faculty.
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Entitlements
- Parental Leave
- Leaves Due to Illness/Injury
- Annual Leave
- Administrative Leaves
- Bereavement Leave
- Leave Without Pay
This week we explore Sick Leave.
In future weeks we will explore other specific types of leaves.
Review more of your rights on the Contract Page
How FIU Spends Its Money - 2014
This report analyzes the trends in Florida International University (FIU) expenditures on faculty and faculty salaries compared to expenditures on administration and administrators' salaries for the years 2004 through 2013. Previous reports were produced in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2011. This report extends the analysis of FIU's expenditures with data available in October 2013, including faculty salaries through the 2013-2014 academic year. This report supports previous findings that FIU is experiencing administrative bloat, expanding the resources of administration at the expense of instruction, research and service.
- Download the 2014 report in MS Word format.
Due to the original format of the MS Word document, a PDF version of the file has three parts:
- Download the 2014 report in PDF format (pages 1-13).
- Download the 2014 report in PDF format (pages 14-15).
- Download the 2014 report in PDF format (pages 16-23).
The Real Reason College Tuition Costs So Much
BOULDER, Colo. - ONCE upon a time in America, baby boomers paid for college with the money they made from their summer jobs. Then, over the course of the next few decades, public funding for higher education was slashed. These radical cuts forced universities to raise tuition year after year, which in turn forced the millennial generation to take on crushing educational debt loads, and everyone lived unhappily ever after.
Join the campaign for the Future of Higher Education
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is organized around SEVEN CORE PRINCIPLES that must define quality higher education for the 21st century.
The mission of the campaign is to ENSURE THAT AFFORDABLE QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION is accessible to all sectors of our society in the coming decades. This is a time of great change in higher education.
Visit the CFHE site.