In December 2016, the NFA/AAUP decided that only NFA members should take part in the vote on a collective agreement. The college believes that Chapter 4, Chapter 4, provides that all academic faculties, counselors and librarians in the bargaining unit must have the opportunity to vote on the agreement. In December 2016, the NFA/AAUP invited the Vice-Chancellor of the NSHE to give his opinion on this point. On January 6, 2017, the Vice-Chancellor accepted the college`s position. The scope of mandatory collective bargaining under this chapter is limited to the following themes: This site aims to provide the college with a publicly accessible website, which would provide information on ongoing collective bargaining between the college and the American Association of University Teachers (NFA/AAUP). Communication and transparency are essential to understand and analyze the different perspectives of collective bargaining. We also believe it is important to make information readily available to all members of the CSN community. (a) Governance Models for the College The NSC`s governance models for the future are an important issue that was raised during the negotiations. An important element of common governance that is currently appreciated at the NSC is a strong faculty senate with elected senators from all college schools.
The statutes of the NSC offer and the current practice is that the Faculty Senate is the primary recommendation body for NSC policy. The college believes that the best governance model is to have politics debated in the Faculty`s Senate. The NFA/AAUP`s approach of including different policies in the collective agreement (CBA) will change and weaken the role of the faculty senate. The NFA/AAUP has not proposed to include all policies in the KBA, but, to the extent they are, they are negotiated as part of these negotiations. Once a CBA has been approved, negotiations must be restarted by amendments to a directive. The NSC has submitted a proposed treaty provision that fully meets the above requirements. Therefore, there is no disagreement between the NSC and the NFA, since it is the non-discrimination of individuals within the tariff unit.