The Regents of the University of Michigan
Graduate Employees Organization
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO Local 3550
May 7, 2002 February 1, 2005
MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING
VIII. Tuition Assessment
At the Union's request, a working group will be formed comprising no more than six (6) members of GEO and the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the Deans of LS&A, Engineering, and SNRE or their designees. The purpose of the working group will be to discuss tuition assessment issues.
IX. International Graduate Student Training
Listed in the Appendix is the LSA Policy for support of international graduate students who participate in the May and August workshops in English Language Proficiency. For eligible students who do not take advantage of the LSA Policy, the University will provide a $25 per day food allowance to attendees of the workshop in addition to the fellowship. Both sums will be provided through the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
The University is committed to this policy for a five-year period beginning in the spring of 1999. The provisions and duration of this policy are not a part of the collective bargaining agreement. However, any graduate student who believes he/she has not been properly accorded the provisions of this policy may file a grievance with the Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
NOTE: Applies to Domestic and International graduate students consistent with Article XX:
"Any training or testing of communicative skills required by the department or the University as a qualification of employment must be required of all applicants who have not previously been employed in an instructional capacity by the University. Participation in such training or testing will not be required for any applicant who is determined by the department chairperson or designee to already have the skills and experience equivalent to what would be provided in the training or evaluated in the testing. No exemption to either requirement can be granted on the basis of impermissible factors, as defined by Article IV of this Agreement."