DOWAGIAC — Could the impasse between Southwestern Michigan College and its faculty union soon be over? SMC President David Mathews said Monday that all but one contract issue have been settled ahead of a negotiation session next week, and possible fact finding.

The college’s full-time faculty voted to unionize in early 2018 and the union and the college have been negotiating a new contract for several months. The college first asked for mediation services from the Michigan Employment Relations Commission in April.