OU and OU-AAUP extend current contract agreement

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August 26, 2020


Oakland University and the American Association of University Professors –Oakland University Chapter have announced the ratification of a one-year contract extension to the current Faculty Agreement. The current agreement will now expire at midnight on August 14, 2021. The Letter of Agreement regarding the extension can be found on the AAUP website here and full details of the 2015-2020 contract that has been extended can be found on OU’s website here.  

“Our teams worked quickly and collaboratively to ensure important continuity for Oakland University faculty and students in such difficult and uncertain times,” according to a joint statement issued by Joi Cunningham, OU’s assistant vice president for Academic Human Resources, and Amy Pollard, Ph.D., OU-AAUP executive director.

C. Michelle Piskulich, Ph.D., interim executive vice president for Academic Affairs and provost for Oakland University added, “We are very thankful to the AAUP for their partnership, understanding and cooperation to extend the current agreement by a year so that we can focus our collective energy on serving our students and working together to get through this pandemic.”

About the AAUP-Oakland University:

The Oakland University faculty, through the American Association of University Professors, plays a vital role in Improving the quality of Oakland University; protecting academic freedom and tenure; involving faculty in university governance; upholding faculty rights and due process; improving salaries, benefits and working conditions; and lobbying for faculty interests at the state and national government levels. Learn more at www.oaklandaaup.org.

About Oakland University:

Oakland University is a doctoral, Carnegie Classification R2 “High Research Activity” university located in Oakland and Macomb counties, Michigan. The main campus is located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the Southeast Michigan cities of Rochester and Auburn Hills. The university also maintains program space at the University Center in Clinton Township and at the Anton/Frankel Center in Mount Clemens. Oakland university offers bachelor’s degrees, graduate degrees and certificate programs and is dedicated to delivering a distinctive college experience. At Oakland, the student experience is enhanced as students work alongside inspired faculty and community mentors in the laboratories, field and corporate workplaces settings. Students enjoy small class sizes, countless research and social opportunities and a high rate of job placement after graduation. In fact, 96 percent of OU graduates stay and work in the state. This rich campus atmosphere is complete with residence halls, Greek life, Division I athletics and more than 300 student groups that lend to the total college experience. Learn more at www.oakland.edu.

Sean Delaney
sdelaney@oakland.edu, (248) 370-3139