Fifth Memorandum of Understanding between Western Washington University and United Faculty of Western Washington University
In response to the on-going Covid-19 health crisis, the UFWW and the University administration agree to temporarily modify the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) as outlined below:
- For NTT faculty not in the final year of their commitment period the review is optional. Cancelled reviews will have no impact on renewal.
- For NTT faculty in the final year, reviews are required, per section 220.127.116.11 of the CBA. Timelines may be adjusted as necessary by each college, as long as the review concludes by June 15. During the process, reviews must also follow COVID-MOU-4.
Student Course Evaluations:
During Winter and Spring 2021 faculty will continue to provide opportunities for students to complete evaluation for all sections. However, due to the continued disruptions caused by the Covid-19 health crisis, inclusion of these evaluations in teaching portfolios of all faculty (NonTenure Track, Tenure-Track and Tenured) for annual review, probationary review, tenure and promotion, and post-tenure review remains optional. Evaluations that are included in teaching portfolios will have no negative impact on the outcome of the review in light of the most exceptional conditions under which they were conducted. (See Section 18.104.22.168 of the CBA).
Signed and dated this 20th day of January 2021.