January 18, 2024

State System, APSCUF “Agree in Principle” on New Four-Year Faculty Contract

Contact: Kevin Hensil, khensil@passhe.edu

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) have reached an agreement in principle for a new faculty contract. Legal counsel for APSCUF and PASSHE are finalizing language. After the language is completed, the tentative agreement will be available for APSCUF members, and the ratification process will begin. Contract details will be released after the ratification and approval process is complete and before the Board of Governors takes action. The most recent contract expired June 30, 2023, and remains in place until a new collective bargaining agreement is ratified. APSCUF represents about 5,500 faculty and coaches at the State System universities.About PASSHEPennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the public university system of the commonwealth with a mission to provide a high-quality education at the lowest possible cost to students. The State System annually confers more than 20,000 degrees and has more than 800,000 living alumni, most of whom live in Pennsylvania. The State System universities are Cheyney, Commonwealth (Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield), East Stroudsbug, Indiana, Kutztown, Millersville, PennWest (California, Clarion and Edinboro), Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester universities of Pennsylvania.