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Tentative agreement, strike ends

Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached tentative agreement on a new contract, ending a three-day strike by faculty that began Wednesday.

Once final language is agreed to, the new contract, which would run through June 30, 2018, will go to the full APSCUF membership for a ratification vote. If ratified, the tentative agreement then would be brought to the State System’s Board of Governors for final approval.

“We are pleased to get to this point and look forward to the conclusion of the process,” said Board Chair Cynthia D. Shapira. “Once again, everyone can focus on what matters most — teaching and learning.”

Among other things, the agreement would provide faculty with pay increases and would allow the State System to realize important healthcare cost savings. Details of the agreement will be available upon final approval.

“Today is an opportunity for a fresh start,” said State System Chancellor Frank T. Brogan. “Throughout this process, our students have been remarkably patient, and they should be applauded. Now, we look forward to making sure the rest of the year ends strong for them and for our talented faculty.”

“We are extremely grateful to Governor Wolf for his outstanding leadership in helping us achieve a successful resolution to these long and difficult negotiations,” Mr. Brogan added.

Tutoring Sessions

If you are currently enrolled in an any of the following courses this semester, there will be an opportunity for you to receive some additional tutoring this weekend. All tutoring sessions will be held in the Kehr Union, Husky Lounge (North end of the seating area).

Friday, October 21

  • Subject: College Algebra, 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Subject: Intro to Statistics, 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Subject: History, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Subject: Education courses, 4 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, October 22

  • Subject: History, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Subject: Education courses, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Subject: Accounting 1&2 and B&E Stats 1, noon to 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 23

  • Subjects: Accounting 1&2 and B&E Stats 1, noon to 4 p.m.

Each tutoring session can accommodate approximately 4 students at a time. If students come and there are already 4, the tutor may ask them to come back during the next hour or later in the four-hour window. Tutors will do their best, but can't guarantee, that they will know your professors style and expectations and will tutor generally to the subject and questions you have. Tutors will not be teaching material in place of the professor — just supplementing and reinforcing.