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SEARCH EXTENDED - Executive Director for the New York State Conference of AAUP - 10/01/17

The NYS Conference of the American Association of University Professors seeks an Executive Director. This is a part-time consultant/contract position which could supplement other sources of income. The NYS Conference is run by volunteer faculty leaders and there is no centralized office, thus the Ex... - Read More

A Climate of Fear for Adjunct Faculty - 03/28/17

70.4%. That’s the latest AAUP data on the percentage of faculty jobs that are contingent. It’s a trend that over the past forty years has only gone in one direction: up. Related to contingency are a host of issues -- a lack of due process that protects academic freedom, exploitative pay... - Read More

New York Ruling on Faculty Handbook as a Contract - 12/20/16

Inside Higher Ed article New York Ruling on Faculty Handbook as a Contract. Submitted by Colleen Flaherty on December 20, 2016 - 3:00am  A New York State appellate court has reinstated two professors’ lawsuit against New York University, which alleges that the institution broke a d... - Read More

NYU AAUP Chapter Letter to NYU President About Further Academic Freedom Violations at NYU Abu Dhabi - 12/19/16

NYU AAUP Chapter Letter to NYU President About Further Academic Freedom Violations  at NYU Abu Dhabi:  December 19, 2016 Dear President Hamilton: We, the officers of the NYU-AAUP chapter, are writing to express our strong concern about the revelation, as published in a New York Times op... - Read More

SUNY Chancellor Search Committee: Where are the Faculty? - 11/30/16

SUNY Chancellor Search Committee: Where are the Faculty?   The Committee consists of twenty-three members. There are several SUNY trustees including a student trustee, several University presidents, a TV host, a couple politicians but there are no faculty!      About the Pos... - Read More

Guest Post: Trump, Sunk Cost Fallacies, and the Next Labor Movement - 11/16/16

Guest Post: Trump, Sunk Cost Fallacies, and the Next Labor Movement Posted on November 16, 2016 by David Rolf David Rolf has led some of the largest union organizing campaigns since the 1940s. He is President of SEIU 775, The Workers Lab, Working Washington, and the Fair Work Center; Int... - Read More

NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2016 - 11/11/16

The NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2016 will be held at D'Youville College, Buffalo on November 11-12th, 2016. The theme of the conference is Academic Freedom and Political Activism. We have confirmed Hans-Joerg Tiede, the new senior program officer in the Department of Academic Fr... - Read More

College of Saint Rose Faculty Summit Called - 10/04/16

The College of Saint Rose calls for a Faculty Summit with colleagues from Sage, Union, Siena, and hopefully other area schools on October 21, 6-8pm at The College of Saint Rose Campus and Activities Center (right next to 432 Western Avenue, Albany, NY 12203). Please spread the word and bring c... - Read More

Long Island University Lockout Ended - 09/15/16

Dear LIUFF Colleagues, We have won a victory. The administration will end their unprecedented lockout effective 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 14. We will be reunited with our students and can resume our professional lives. Our collective bargaining agreement is extended until May 31, 2017, and th... - Read More

Graduate Students Can Unionize at Private Colleges, Labor Board Rules - 08/23/16

The National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 paved the way for graduate student assistants to join labor unions after it ruled that such workers at private colleges and universities in the U.S. are considered employees under federal labor law... (read article by... - Read More

Study: Most Ontario Adjuncts Are Would-Be Full-Timers - 08/19/16

Study: Most Ontario Adjuncts Are Would-Be Full-Timers Inside Higher Ed report announcement by Colleen Flaherty, August 18, 2016 followed by the full report. A new survey of part-time faculty members in Ontario offers additional evidence that most adjunct instructors are no longer pr... - Read More

Academics Anonymous: an open letter to university 'leaders' - 08/08/16

Academics Anonymous: an open letter to university 'leaders'  [The Guardian August 8. 2016] Stop mistaking change for progress, and start trusting the people who work for you... - Read More

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AAUP, AFT AND NEA FOR THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT - 07/05/16

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM AAUP, AFT AND NEA FOR THE REAUTHORIZATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT Together with our combined members—including more than 350,000 in the higher education workforce—the American Association of University Professors, the American Federation of Teachers an... - Read More

Ithaca College Full-time Contingent Faculty Form Union with SEIU Local 200United - 06/03/16

Ithaca College Full-time Contingent Faculty Form Union with SEIU Local 200United   Contingent full-time faculty at Ithaca College (IC) have voted yes to join contingent faculty at schools across the country in Service Employees International Union (SEIU)/Faculty Forward.  The victory sho... - Read More

Notre Dame de Namur Recognizes Tenured Faculty Union - 06/01/16

Notre Dame de Namur Recognizes Tenured Faculty Union  Submitted by Colleen Flaherty on June 1, 2016 - 3:00am In a rare move among private institutions, Notre Dame de Namur University in California has agreed to recognize a faculty union that includes tenured and tenure-track professors. A maj... - Read More

UB Adjunct Faculty Hold Rally For Fair Pay - 05/06/16

UB adjunct faculty hold rally for fair pay. Faculty argue they are not making living wage…. Sigrid Fertig has to share her office space with four other adjunct professors. She said she always has to go out of her offiice to meet with students because there isn’t enough room and could not&n... - Read More

NYS AAUP Conference Elections 2016 - 04/18/16

Congratulations to our new representatives. The results of the NYSC Election and AAUP National Council District VIII representative were announced April 18th, 2016. Duties and responsibilities of persons holding these positions are enumerated in the NYS Conference Constitution. All active... - Read More

NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2016 - 04/15/16

Overview/Agenda/Registration: The NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2016 will be held April 15-16th, 2016 at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. Please save the date. Our guest speaker is Aaron Nisensin, AAUP General Council who will speak on Implications of US Supreme Court - Friedric... - Read More

ADJUNCTS AT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER PONDER A UNION - 04/07/16

A Few Dozen Faculty Members Are Targeted In Initiative by JAMES GOODMAN @GOODMAN_DANDC Rochester Democrat and Chronicle [April 6, 2016] An initiative is underway for part-time and full-time faculty without tenure to form a union at the University of Rochester. Organizing such faculty — cal... - Read More

Unionizing Pays Big Dividend for Professors at Regional Public Universities - 04/03/16

From the Chronical of Higher Education By Peter Schmidt  APRIL 03, 2016  Full-time instructors at regional public universities earn an average of about $21,000 but nearly 25 percent  more in pay and benefits annually if they belong to a union, concludes a groundbreaking... - Read More

AAUP Report: The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX - 03/24/16

Today, the AAUP is releasing an important draft report, The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX. We strongly encourage you and your AAUP colleagues to read it and send us your comments.  The report was written by a joint subcommittee of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the... - Read More

National Coalition Against Censorship Petition - 03/16/16

The linked letter from the National Coalition Against Censorship to the NYS Assembly Members opposing A9036 was evaluated by the NYSC Steering Committee. While we are in support of most of this petition we have sent our own letter copyed below. Please consider either supporting the petition or use o... - Read More

College of Saint Rose Grapples with Union Issue - 03/09/16

By Bethany Bump Published Times Union Plus - 9:25 pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Albany Just over half of full-time faculty at the College of Saint Rose are seeking union representation, saying they've lost trust in the shared governance model that for so long allowed them to influence impo... - Read More

Best Practices in Higher Education: Grounding Priorities in the Common Good - 02/27/16

Best Practices in Higher Education: Grounding Priorities in the Common Good is a conference to be held 8:00-4:30 February, 27th, 2016 at Misericordia University in Dallas, PA. It is sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania AAUP Alliance, a caucus of the Pennsylvania Division of... - Read More

Kansas Bill Would Kill Community College Tenure - 02/10/16

Kansas Bill Would Kill Community College Tenure from Inside Higher Ed - Legislation in Kansas would eliminate a tenure system for community college faculty members that grants them the right to due process prior to dismissal once they have taught four years, The Kansas City Star [1] r... - Read More

College of Saint Rose Statement on Tenure, Academic Freedom, & Shared Governance - 01/25/16

With great admiration and respect we share a statement of principle from the College of Saint Rose AAUP Chapter, authored by chapter president, Kathleen Crowley. The CSR faculty were notified officially on December 11th, 2015 by Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco, President  of th... - Read More

SUNY Tuition Hike Faces Fight Over Rising Student Debt - 01/15/16

SUNY Tuition Hike Faces Fight Over Rising Student Debt - ALBANY NY. SUNY is vowing to press forward with potentially another five years of tuition increases, and it picked up a key endorsement: Gov. Andrew Cuomo... [Read Full Article] by Joseph Spector (Albany Bureau) - Read More

Fight For Adjuncts - Professors in Poverty - 11/11/15

Adjunct professors are barely making a livable wage, and this video from Brave New Films is trying to do something about it! View the Fight For Adjuncts Movie - Read More