Category: WSU Financial Watch: Updates

University administration and union both claim that talk of a strike is premature

University administration and union both claim that talk of a strike is premature

Last Monday, administration and the faculty union received a report from a Fact Finder, an independent third party tasked with reviewing unresolved issues in contract negotiations between the two parties. The report showed that the Fact Finder sided with the administration’s proposals on the majority of issues. Following its release, both administration and the faculty...

SGA responds to Fact Finder report

SGA responds to Fact Finder report

On Monday, Oct. 29 the Fact Finder, an impartial third party reviewing all unresolved issues – including retrenchment, workload, healthcare, furloughs, summer teaching rights and raises released their report. The report showed out of these articles, six were in favor of the administration’s proposals and one was in favor of the American Association of University...

Wright State administrators: “There has never been a long-reach budget plan”

Wright State administrators: “There has never been a long-reach budget plan”

  At Friday’s Board of Trustees Business and Finance meeting, administrators revealed that they have not drafted a plan for long-term budget planning. Chief Business Officer Walt Branson and Interim Associate President in the Controller’s Office John Shipley gave a presentation to the board, in which they said they are “fairly confident” that Wright State...

Hundreds of Wright State faculty protest at Board of Trustees meeting

Hundreds of Wright State faculty protest at Board of Trustees meeting

Hundreds of faculty members took to the Board of Trustees meeting last Friday to protest a contract proposal offered by university administration. Members of the Wright State chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-WSU), Wright State’s faculty union, have been negotiating a new contract with university administration since January 2017. Negotiations came to...

WSU closes fiscal year 18 with challenges ahead

WSU closes fiscal year 18 with challenges ahead

  On Tuesday morning, Walt Branson, Wright State’s vice president finance and operations and chief business officer, sent out a communication email to the campus community to update the current financial situation. “First the good news. We finished FY18 with a $10 million operating surplus. This is the first operating surplus that Wright State has...

Wright State to engage in handful of maintenance projects

Wright State University received 13.6 million dollars in Capital funding for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The money will go toward nine maintenance projects across campus. The impetus behind the projects is “to look at our highest campus needs and to look very broadly,” said Walt Branson, Chief Business Officer at Wright State. “We might have...

BREAKING: Faculty contract negotiations to be delayed

BREAKING: Faculty contract negotiations to be delayed

The contract negotiation process between faculty and university administration has been delayed. The fact-finding report, a review of the contract from an impartial party, was originally due on Sept 11. It is now scheduled for release on Oct. 29., according to a public email from the Wright State Office of Communications. The Fact-Finder cited “personal...

Threat of fiscal watch at Wright State looms as the fiscal year comes to an end

Threat of fiscal watch at Wright State looms as the fiscal year comes to an end

After the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, the possibility of Wright State entering fiscal watch appears to be a feasible possibility. According to Board of Trustees Member Sean Fitzpatrick, the university’s finances are sending it into a trajectory for fiscal watch. With less than three months left of the fiscal year, the university has...