Recast | Letter of Understanding: Summer Session Compensation for Academic Programs with Required Summer Components

From: “Speller, Trevor” <>
Date: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 11:21 AM

Dear faculty colleagues –

The Evergreen State College (“Evergreen”) and United Faculty of Evergreen (“UFE”) reaffirm the value of summer session work.

Evergreen has regularly offered some summer curriculum which constitutes one quarter of a multi-quarter offering, and thus is required for student progress (e.g. “Practice of Organic Farming”). In these cases, we have agreed to recognize faculty workload by adjusting start and end dates for individual faculty contracts and compensating faculty during the summer according to the academic year salary grid (CBA 12), rather than the summer salary schedule (CBA 29.2).

Evergreen has developed new curriculum for the Master in Teaching (MiT) program such that some students enter that program during summer quarter as part of their regular course of study. We recognize that the summer quarter of the Master in Teaching program is part of a multi-quarter offering which is required for student progress.

In summer 2021, Evergreen and UFE agree to compensate faculty teaching in MiT according to the academic year salary scale (CBA 12), rather than the summer salary schedule (CBA 29.2).  The quarter will generally be treated as occurring outside the academic year: faculty will not accrue sabbatical nor accrue experience years for their teaching, teaching partners accrued during this quarter will not be counted toward contract conversion or teaching partner obligations, and the quarter will not be counted as one of the quarters required for contract conversion.

Both parties agree to revisit the question of summer compensation for the MiT program by April 15, 2022.

Please contact Trevor Speller if you have any questions. A signed copy of this letter of understanding will be posted on the Provost’s website.

Best Regards – 

Jon Davies, Bargaining Chair, United Faculty of Evergreen

Trevor Speller, Interim Vice-Provost, The Evergreen State College

Trevor Speller, PhD –- he/him 

Interim Vice-Provost

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The Evergreen State College 
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