Create a free Diverse: Issues In Higher Education account to continue reading

FAMU, Faculty Reach Agreement on Salary Increase

FAMU President Elmira MangumFAMU President Elmira Mangum

Florida A&M University has reached a tentative agreement with the United Faculty of Florida that would result in a 1.5 percent across-the-board salary increase, retroactive to August 1, 2014.

“Our faculty are the cornerstone of this University,” said FAMU President Elmira Mangum. “I look forward to working with them along with the entire University family to address improving the outcomes of our performance metrics and the concerns that challenge our long-term viability as an 1890 land-grant university.”

The agreement also calls for a $250 one-time bonus payment to all members employed on August 1, 2014, and a 1 percent, one-time bonus payment to all UFF-bargaining members who have been continuously employed at FAMU for 10 years and obtained the rank of full professor. Wage increases will take place within 60 days after full ratification.

In addition, a committee will be created to develop a standardized evaluation process.

“The UFF members are optimistic that this agreement will be the start of a strengthened relationship with the FAMU Administration and the start of a renewed focus on enhancing the educational experience for our students in today’s environment,” said UFF President Elizabeth Davenport.

A New Track: Fostering Diversity and Equity in Athletics
American sport has always served as a platform for resistance and has been measured and critiqued by how it responds in critical moments of racial and social crises.
Read More
A New Track: Fostering Diversity and Equity in Athletics