To all UM faculty,

New options available in addition to Voluntary End of Employment Agreement

In response to feedback about the Voluntary End of Employment Agreement, two additional agreements are available for your consideration that would have an impact on instructional staffing plan recommendations:

1. Voluntary FTE Reduction Agreement – offers faculty the opportunity to voluntarily and permanently reduce your tenured appointment per section 9.300 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA)

2. Voluntary Sabbatical Release Agreement – releases faculty on sabbatical during academic year 18-19 from the obligation to return to UM and refund the compensation paid during sabbatical assignment, contingent on simultaneous and voluntary agreement to end their employment at UM at the end of academic or fiscal year 2019 (depending on their current appointment.)

The deadline for submission of all agreements is Oct. 12, 2018. Knowing which faculty would like to take advantage of these options will help academic units make accurate projections while they develop their instructional staffing plan recommendations, due Oct.26, 2018.

These agreements are available for download on the Voluntary Faculty Agreements webpage. Completed agreements must be submitted electronically via the same webpage, or delivered to the Office of the Provost, addressed to me and marked “confidential”, no later than 5 p.m. October 12, 2018.

Release of data upon which Instructional Staffing Budget Targets were developed

In response to many questions about how the instructional staffing budget targets released last week were generated, please visit the Office of the Provost Organizational and staffing changes webpage.

Release of this information was delayed by my request that the UM Data Office list each specific change and record it in a way that is understandable to those unfamiliar with their work. In addition, the version of the instructional staffing budget targets document that includes notes on strategic priorities is posted on the Organizational and staffing changes webpage.

Please direct any questions you have to provost@umontana.edu.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jon Harbor, Provost

This message was sent by the Office of the Provost to all UM faculty.