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The SIUC Faculty Association will, in working with the SIU Board of Trustees, administration, students, staff, and the community at large, take appropriate actions to accomplish the following on behalf of the faculty we represent and the students we serve:

1. SIUC’S MISSION
Protect SIUC’s unique identity as a nationally and internationally recognized Carnegie Doctoral/Research – Extensive University and THE center of excellence in teaching, research / creative activities, and service in southern Illinois.

2. FACULTY POSITIONS
Maintain and increase the number of tenured and tenure track Faculty positions at SIUC to preserve the continuity of quality of education.

3. SHARED GOVERNANCE
Clarify, strengthen, and enforce the Faculty’s role in decision-making processes within the university.

4. WORKING CONDITIONS
Secure for the Faculty the resources and space to carry out their obligations to teach, research, and to serve their professional and local communities.

5. WORKLOAD
Guarantee the opportunity for all Faculty to engage in research / creative activities and service.

6. SALARIES AND FRINGE BENEFITS
Increase the salaries and fringe benefits of Faculty to parity with those of their peers, in their disciplines, at similar Carnegie Doctoral/Research – Extensive institutions, and achieve salary and fringe benefits equity at SIUC .

In pursuing its objectives, the Faculty Association recognizes the cooperation with other constituencies in devising flexible and creative ways to provide the highest quality of scholarship, teaching, and service to the university and the wider community.