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For Immediate Release
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012

OU looks forward to welcoming students after contract settlement

     Rochester, Mich. – Oakland University and its union-represented faculty reached an agreement on a new three-year contract today.

     Terms of the new faculty contract won't be available until the full Oakland University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors membership votes to ratify the agreement.

     "We are extremely pleased to have reached this agreement with our faculty," said OU's Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Susan Awbrey.

     "With a new academic year beginning next week, it's an exciting time on our campus. Our students will benefit from the valuable academic programs we are committed to delivering, and from the teaching excellence our faculty provides."

     The fall 2012 semester will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4.

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Oakland University is a doctoral, research-intensive university located in Oakland County, Michigan. The university has 133 bachelor's degree programs and 128 graduate degree and certificate programs. Dedicated to delivering a distinctive undergraduate experience that is complemented by the strength of its graduate offerings and research accomplishments, Oakland University is organized into the College of Arts and Sciences, the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and the Schools of Business Administration, Education and Human Services, Engineering and Computer Science, Health Sciences, Nursing and The Honors College. Visit Oakland University on the Web at