Montana State University

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172560
Bozeman, MT 59717-2560

Tel: (406) 994-4371
Fax: (406) 994-7989
Email: provost@montana.edu
Location: 212 Montana Hall

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Martha A. Potvin

Non Tenure Track Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement

 

Download Collective Bargaining Agreement (Non Tenure Track Faculty)

Between Associated Faculty of Montana State University [Non Tenure Track Faculty] and the Montana University System (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE 1 : PREAMBLE

ARTICLE 2 : CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
2.01 Entire Agreement
2.02 Term Of Agreement
2.03 Distribution Of Contract
2.04 Printing Costs
2.05 Waiver Clause
2.06 Severability
2.07 Amendment
2.08 Effect By Passage Of Law
2.09 Negotiations And Submission Of Proposals
2.10 References
2.11 Budget Rescissions
2.12 Non-Discrimination
2.13 No Strike - No Lockout
2.14 Labor-Management Committee

ARTICLE 3 : UNION RIGHTS
3.01 Recognition
3.02 Duty Of Fair Representation And Representation Fee
3.03 Professional Dues And Fees/payroll Deductions
3.04 Information And Data
3.05 Meeting Rooms And Communication Facilities
3.06 Addressing The Board Of Regents
3.07 Release Time

ARTICLE 4 : MANAGEMENT RIGHTS
4.01 Performance By Designee

ARTICLE 5 : SHARED GOVERNANCE

ARTICLE 6 : FACULTY RIGHTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS
6.01 Individual Employment Contracts
6.02 Safe Working Environment
6.03 Workspace & Materials
6.04 Administrative Support
6.05 Family / Breastfeeding Room
6.06 Personnel Files
6.07 Travel Expenses
6.08 Employee Indemnity

ARTICLE 7 : ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITIES
7.01 Academic Freedom
7.02 Academic Responsibilities
   7.02.01 Course Outline/syllabus
   7.02.02 Course Expectations
   7.02.03 Personal Information About Students
   7.02.04 Office Hours
   7.02.05 Absence From Class
   7.02.06 Grading
   7.02.07 Instruction Complaint Procedures
7.03 Workload
   7.03.01 Workload Appeal

ARTICLE 8 : NON-TENURE TRACK [NTT] BARGAINING UNIT APPOINTMENTS, EVALUATION AND PROMOTION
8.01 Appointment Of NTT Bargaining Unit Faculty
8.02 NTT Hiring Searches
8.03 Duration Of Appointments
8.04 Multiple Year Contracts For Non-Tenure Track Faculty
8.05 NTT Bargaining Unit Faculty Appointment And Advancement In Rank
   8.05.01 Instructor
   8.05.02 Assistant Teaching/Clinical/Visiting Professor
   8.05.03 Associate Teaching/Clinical/Visiting Professor
   8.05.04 Teaching/Clinical Professor
8.06 Transition For Current NTT Bargaining Unit Members
8.07 NTT Faculty Eligibility For TT Faculty Positions
8.08 Performance Evaluation

ARTICLE 9 : ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS
9.01 Definitions
9.02 Standards
9.03 Investigations Of Complaints Of Violations Of Standards
9.04 Research Misconduct
   9.04.01 Reporting The Allegation
   9.04.02 Inquiry – Appointing The Inquirer
   9.04.03 The Inquiry Report
   9.04.04 The Inquiry Determination
   9.04.05 The Investigation – Appointment Of The Investigator(s)
   9.04.06 Investigation Timelines
   9.04.07 Conduct Of The Investigation
   9.04.08 Requirements For Findings Of Research Misconduct
   9.04.09 Investigation Report
   9.04.10 Confidentiality
   9.04.11 Restoring Reputations
   9.04.12 Appointment Of Impartial Inquirer Or Investigator
   9.04.13 Notice To Respondent
   9.04.14 Maintenance And Custody Of Research Records And Evidence
   9.04.15 Interim Protective Actions
   9.04.16 Notification And Coordination With ORI
   9.04.17 Cooperation With ORI
9.05 Conflict Of Interest
   9.05.01 Consensual Relations

ARTICLE 10 : COMPENSATION
10.01 Annual Increases
10.02 Other Compensation Provisions
10.03 Summer Salary

ARTICLE 11 : BENEFITS
11.01 Group Insurance
11.02 Unemployment Insurance
11.03 Workers' Compensation
11.04 Tuition Waivers
11.05 Retirement Systems
   11.05.01 Montana Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS)
   11.05.02 University System Optional Requirement Program (TIAA-CREF)

ARTICLE 12 : INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
12.01 Course Materials
12.02 Electronic Course Materials
   12.02.01 Division Of Income
   12.02.02 Variance By Contract
   12.02.03 Relinquishment Of University Rights
   12.02.04 Limitation On Use Outside The University
12.03 Copyright
12.04 Patents
   12.04.01 Definitions
   12.04.02 Procedures
   12.04.03 Inventors’ Rights And Duties
   12.04.04 Submission To Patent Management Officer
   12.04.05 Prosecution Of Patents
   12.04.06 Distribution Of University-Retained Invention-Related Income
   12.04.07 Development Of Inventions

ARTICLE 13 : FACULTY LEAVES
13.01 Sick Leave
   13.01.01 Sick Leave Credits
   13.01.02 Sick Leave Donations
   13.01.03 Lump-Sum Payment On Termination
   13.01.04 Reporting Sick Leave
   13.01.05 Other Sick Leave Requirements
13.02 Military Leave
13.03 Public Service Leave
13.04 Jury Duty And Witness Leave
13.05 Paid Leave For Disaster Relief Volunteer Service
13.06 Annual Leave
13.07 Leaves Of Absence Without Pay
13.08 Disability
13.09 Maintenance Of Rights

ARTICLE 14 : SANCTIONS, SUSPENSIONS, AND TERMINATIONS
14.01 Sanctions
14.02 Causes For Discipline Or Discharge
14.03 Retrenchment

ARTICLE 15 : GRIEVANCE AND ARBITRATION
15.01 Definition
15.02 Grievance Procedure
   15.02.01 Informal Procedure
   15.02.02 Formal Procedure
15.03 Arbitration

ARTICLE 16 : STUDENT ACADEMIC GRIEVANCES
16.01 Academic Decisions Reviewed
16.02 Procedures
   16.02.01 Informal Meeting
   16.02.02 Department Head Review
   16.02.03 Dean Or Graduate School Review
   16.02.04 Provost’s Review
16.03 Resorting To Other Procedures