NEWSLETTER, BARGAINING, PSU-AAUP

Demand to Bargain Filed over Advising Redesign Implementation

March 01, 2017 / Phil Lesch

Last week administration provided notice to the Association of the specific milestones sought in Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the Advising Redesign Implementation. We noted that there were specific milestones in Phases 2 and 3 that include decisions and/or effects that are mandatory subjects of bargaining. They are:

Phase 2

-Develop processes for assigning advisors to Pathways and subgroups in consultation with Pathway Advising Directors and departments

-Revise advisor position descriptions to be consistent with common practices and required student milestones

-Articulate design for career counselor/career center in the Hub

-Develop a comprehensive training plan for new and existing advisors on new advising structure, majors… and common practices

-Develop changes to electronic systems in order to support advisor assignments and student-facing appointment scheduling                                           

Phase 3

-Establish a plan to implement faculty advising in each Pathway

-Develop and implement reports for evaluating student use of … advisor contact with students via virtual, email, phone and in-person methods

 

As Phase 2 does not begin until June 1, there is time before actual bargaining is scheduled. We will let you know once that is set up, and we have more information about what each of these milestones involve over which we might bargain.