Non-tenure faculty system reaches tentative agreement with U of I; classes resume normal schedule

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CHAMPAIGN - Classes at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana will resume on normal schedule today after non-tenured faculty members reached a tentative agreement with the school.

A contract ratification vote will be held later in the week.

The contract is a first for the university and the union. Faculty members at many universities across the country have complained in recent years about the growing reliance on non-tenured instructors, who often make less money.

The union has about 500 instructors, researchers, and other faculty. They typically work on one-year contracts and are not part of the system that gives professors job protections.

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