4.1  The University and the Union recognize that an effective and harmonious working relationship will facilitate the achievement of strategic goals. This will advance the University's mission and strategic plan and provide an environment conducive to achieving excellence.

4.2  A Partnership Committee, co-chaired by the UFWW president or designee and the University Provost or designee and consisting of three faculty members selected by the Union and three non-faculty University representatives selected by the University, will meet quarterly, or at such times as both sides mutually agree. The purpose of the meetings is to foster communication between the University and faculty. Items for consideration by the committee may include discussion of matters that promote collaborative relationships, and expression of opinions, ideas and concerns related to this Agreement. The committee will serve in an advisory rather than a decision-making capacity. The Committee shall have no authority to conduct any negotiations or to modify the provisions of this Agreement.

4.3  The Provost will arrange for the UFWW President to meet quarterly with the deans to discuss issues arising in implementation of this Agreement. In a reciprocal manner, the UFWW President will arrange for a meeting with members of the UFWW Executive Board and the Provost once a quarter.