This Memorandum of Agreement is entered into between the State of Iowa, Board of Regents/University of Northern Iowa, hereafter referred to as the "Employer" and the UNI-United Faculty, hereafter referred to as "United Faculty" as follows:

1. The Employer and the United Faculty are parties to a Master Agreement covering the period July 1, 1999, through June30, 2001.

2. The parties have agreed to establish a Meet and Confer Committee for the term of the contract as follows:

Section 1. Purpose. The purpose of this Agreement is to create a forum for the exchange of views and information between the designees of the parties as provided herein.

Section 2. Meetings. The parties agree to convene meet and confer sessions upon the written request of either party once each quarter of the contract year covered by this Agreement, or more often as mutually agreed by the parties. The meetings shall be convened on a date as mutually agreed by the parties. The parties shall endeavor, whenever practicable, to schedule such meetings within 30 days of the original request. The party requesting the meeting shall provide an agenda with the request outlining the subject matter to be discussed as part of the request to meet and confer. The other parry may add items to the agenda by notifying the other party within ten days of receipt of the initial agenda.

Section 3. Committees. Each party shall designate its own committee members, not to exceed seven members.

Section 4. Effect. For purposes of this section, the term "meet and confer" shall mean the exchange of views and information between the parties relating to subject matters as provided herein. Nothing in this Article shall create any obligation on the parties, other than to afford each the opportunity to be heard concerning items of concern.

Section 5. Scone of Committee. The committees will discuss the subjects of adjunct and part-time employment, distance learning, and other items of mutual interest. The committees will review and study such information and materials regarding distance learning as is presented by the United Faculty. The committees will also review and study the function of college and University committees relating to tenure, promotion and retention recommendations. The committees shall have no power to amend, modify or supplement the terms of this Agreement or to adopt, alter or amend the policies or practices of the Employer.

Frank Stork  
Executive Director Board of Regents 

Charles E. Quirk
President and Chief Negotiator United Faculty

Thomas Kessler
Chair, United Faculty
Negotiations Committee