In preparation for contract negotiations, AAUP-UC sent a survey to all the faculty covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The survey found widespread concern about UC’s current Performance Based Budgeting system, commonly referred to as PBB.
Faculty were first asked: In recent years, UC has converted to a Performance Based Budgeting system, commonly referred to as PBB. Would you say that PBB provides a sufficient level of resources to your unit, or do you think PBB provides insufficient resources to your unit?
Over 3/4 of faculty (75.34%) believe that PBB provides INSUFFICIENT resources to their unit.
Only 3% of faculty (3.12%) believe that PBB provides SUFFICIENT resources.
Faculty were then asked: Please indicate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statement: PBB has negatively affected the core academic mission in my unit.
Over two-thirds of faculty (69.96%) AGREE with the statement that PBB has negatively affected the core academic mission. Over half (53. 32%) STRONGLY AGREE that PBB has negatively impacted the core academic mission.
Less than 4% (3.99%) DISAGREE with the statement and believe that PBB has not impacted the core academic mission.
This is obviously a very important issue for faculty. There will be a teach in on the subject tomorrow (February 26th) at 12:30 p.m. at UC Blue Ash, 154 Muntz Hall. It will provide critical information about PBB and its impact on the core academic mission. Please click here to RSVP.
More information about the survey will be forthcoming.
Note that the survey had a higher response rate than any bargaining survey in recent memory—200 more faculty responded than in 2016.