Trustees to consider faculty contract extension at special meeting Tuesday

Contact: Paula M. Davis

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—At a special livestreamed meeting set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees will consider a one-year extension of the University's contract with the faculty union.

Negotiators for WMU and leaders of WMU's chapter of the American Association of University Professors reached a tentative agreement on specific terms of the contract Saturday, May 17. WMU-AAUP members subsequently ratified the agreement Thursday, May 21.

Trustees will convene on Tuesday via virtual platform, with the meeting livestreamed at Those who wish to address the board for public comment may notify Dr. Kahler Schuemann at by 5 p.m. Monday, May 25, for instructions on how to participate in the virtual meeting. Find the board's full agenda and associated materials at

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