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Changes to Work Certification Plans

A Message from Tokumbo Shobowale, Executive Vice President for Business and Operations and Sonya Williams, Vice President for Human Resources

With a tentative contract agreement in place between the university and the part-time faculty union, and with the end of the strike, classes and events will resume as scheduled effective immediately.

Now that the contract has been resolved, we have withdrawn the requirement to complete work certification forms attesting to your work, including plans to withhold wages. We are aware of the concern that this temporary measure caused many of you.  

Now, we must focus all of our attention on plans to ensure students complete the semester and receive their grades. As you know, our students must receive grades at the end of the semester to remain eligible for financial aid, maintain visa status, and – for those who have petitioned for Fall 2022 graduation – to graduate. 

There is a tremendous amount of work that will need to begin right away to help rebuild trust within our community and to correct the longstanding operational and structural issues that have brought us to our current state. But, with a week until the last day of classes this fall, our students must remain our primary focus in the days ahead. We are grateful for your professionalism and expertise in helping our students complete the semester with confidence.

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