By an overwhelming vote of the bargaining unit last week (May 20-23), the COVID-19 Impact Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been ratified.
With this ratification, provisions aimed at protecting faculty members’ intellectual property and ensuring that their performance during this crisis is evaluated appropriately will go into effect. The wording of the MOU and contextual information can be found here.
The vote tally is as follows:
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 520
VOTES IN FAVOR OF RATIFICATION: 517
VOTES OPPOSING RATIFICATION: 3
Thank you to all who voted. Due to the COVID-19 emergency, ratification votes can now be conducted online. We anticipate other such ratification votes in the coming months.