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WOU and WOUFT have begun 2020 contract negotiations.  The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to keeping the WOU campus community informed about the progress of the negotiations. You will find updates on this website.



The University’s 2020 proposals reflect three overarching themes:

    • Clarity/Readability, so that the CBA supports faculty and management in practical ways as we pursue the University’s mission
    • Workplace, so that that we have fair and transparent tools and processes for supervisors to set clear standards for accountability in faculty performance and conduct
    • Sustainability, so that we work together to confront the economic pressures facing the University and ensure our longterm viability



Click for 2020 updates

  • Thursday, July 2, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Monday, June 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 25, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, June 16, 11 am – 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 4, noon – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 28, noon – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 21, noon – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 14, noon – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 30, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, April 9, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 19, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm (canceled)
  • Thursday, February 27, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 6, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm


Future scheduled bargaining sessions

None scheduled


We are building on significant progress we have made in recent years that allows us to more effectively recruit new faculty, support and recognize current faculty, and serve our students.  Here are some highlights:


    • Team teaching agreement supports faculty who co-teach select First Year Seminars


    • Raised salary floors for non-tenure track faculty
    • Established a step system for non-tenure track faculty
    • Added 39th and 40th steps, to recognize the continuing contributions of WOU’s most senior faculty
    • Increased funds available for Faculty Development by $70,000 annually
    • Developed a Joint Labor Management Committee that meets monthly to discuss issues outside of bargaining, in support of shared governance
    • Implemented a transparent process for tenure-clock stoppage


    • A process for providing multiple year contracts for many long-term NTT faculty
    • Up to five course releases per year for technologically innovative course and curriculum development
    • Increased number of steps we can award at time of hiring a tenure-track faculty member


    • Increased starting salaries for early-career non-tenure track faculty
    • Gradual retirement option


Office of Academic Affairs

503-838-8271 | or e-mail: | Location: Lieuallen Administration Building, Room 202