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  • Faculty Collective Bargaining Rights | AAUP
    20353 Nov 21 2002 Point Park Univ v NLRB 457 F 3d 42 D C Cir 2006 Point Park University challenged an election by faculty members to be represented by the Communications Workers of America The university incorrectly claimed that full time faculty members were managerial employees and therefore ineligible for union representation Read more about Point Park Univ v NLRB 457 F 3d 42 D C Cir 2006 Point Park University v Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Communication Workers of America Local 38061 AFL CIO CLC N L R B Case No 06 RC 012276 Private Institute Faculty Organizing In May 2012 the National Labor Relations Board NLRB invited briefs from interested parties on the question of whether university faculty members seeking to be represented by a union are employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act or are excluded managers The AAUP is of the position that faculty are not managers and submitted an amicus brief urging the NLRB to develop a legal definition of employee status in a manner that accurately reflects employment relationships in universities and colleges and that respects the rights of college and university employees to exercise their rights to organize and engage in collective bargaining Read more about Point Park University v Newspaper Guild of Pittsburgh Communication Workers of America Local 38061 AFL CIO CLC N L R B Case No 06 RC 012276 Private Institute Faculty Organizing New York University v GSOC UAW N L R B Case No 02 RC 023481 Polytechnic Institute of New York University v International Union United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America UAW N L R B Case No 29 RC 012054 2012 These cases addressed whether graduate student assistants are employees who have collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Act AAUP co signed an amicus brief and argued that the Board should overrule Brown University and return to its prior determination that graduate student assistants are statutory employees While the case was pending the union and NYU resolved their disputes and NYU agreed to hold a union election which the union overwhelmingly won Therefore the union withdrew the election petition and the Board declined to rule on the case The question of whether graduate students are employees is an issue in other cases in which AAUP has submitted amicus briefs Read more about New York University v GSOC UAW N L R B Case No 02 RC 023481 Polytechnic Institute of New York University v International Union United Automobile Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America UAW N L R B Case No 29 RC 012054 2012 Pacific Lutheran Univ SEIU Local 925 361 N L R B No 157 N L R B Dec 16 2014 In this case the National Labor Relations Board published a significant decision expanding the organizing rights of private sector faculty members The Board modified the standards used to determine two important issues affecting the ability of faculty members at private sector higher education institutions to

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/amicus-briefs-topic/faculty-collective-bargaining-rights (2016-02-13)
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  • College and University Government | AAUP
    Financial Exigency Academic Governance and Related Matters Report discussing AAUP policies concerning the role of the faculty in budgeting in good times and when an institution must deal with a financial crisis Read more about Financial Exigency Academic Governance and Related Matters Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities Statement calling for shared responsibility among the different components of institutional government and its specification of areas of primary responsibility for governing boards administrations and faculties and remains the Association s central policy document relating to academic governance Read more about Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities Faculty Evaluation of Administrators Report by the Committee on College and University Governance on principles and recommended procedural standards concerning the evaluation of administrators The statement supplements a paragraph in Faculty Participation in the Selection Evaluation and Retention of Administrators 1981 Read more about Faculty Evaluation of Administrators The Role of the Faculty in the Governance of College Athletics Statement addressing the general allocation of authority in the governance of athletics It emphasizes the obligation of the faculty to ensure academic primacy in an institution s athletic program Read more about The Role of the Faculty in the Governance of College Athletics Confidentiality and Faculty Representation in Academic Governance A report arguing that requiring faculty members to sign confidentiality agreements as a requirement to serve on university committees is in most cases inconsistent with widely accepted standards of shared governance and with the concept of serving as a representative Read more about Confidentiality and Faculty Representation in Academic Governance On the Relationship of Faculty Governance to Academic Freedom Report linking the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the Association s 1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities Read more about On the Relationship of Faculty Governance to Academic

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/report-category/college-and-university-government (2016-02-13)
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  • Faculty Senates | AAUP
    and remains the Association s central policy document relating to academic governance Read more about Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities CSU Academic Freedom and Free Speech Rights March 11 12 2004 RESOLVED That the Academic Senate of the California State University CSU reaffirm its commitment to upholding and preserving the principles of academic freedom Read more about CSU Academic Freedom and Free Speech Rights North Carolina State University Faculty Senate Resolution on Academic Freedom Resolved that the North Carolina State Faculty Senate strongly reaffirms its already stated commitment and responsibility to academic freedom for students and faculty alike Read more about North Carolina State University Faculty Senate Resolution on Academic Freedom University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly Resolution on Academic Freedom The University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly opposes administrative or legislative measures that would deprive faculty of the authority necessary to teach to do research to publish in a manner that meets scholarly standards and to advance knowledge in an open and unencumbered fashion inside and outside the classroom Read more about University of North Carolina Faculty Assembly Resolution on Academic Freedom A Call for Faculty Reengagement in Governance Why faculty must resist the don t worry be happy approach to governance Read more about A Call for Faculty Reengagement in Governance How to Make Faculty Senates More Effective Lessons learned by a senate chair Read more about How to Make Faculty Senates More Effective Investigation at Idaho State Update 3 5 11 An investigation has been authorized by the AAUP general secretary and will proceed Tags Idaho State University Faculty Senates Read more about Investigation at Idaho State Confidentiality and Faculty Representation in Academic Governance A report arguing that requiring faculty members to sign confidentiality agreements as a requirement to serve on university committees is in

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/import-tags/faculty-senates-0 (2016-02-13)
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  • American Council on Education | AAUP
    Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/import-tags/american-council-education (2016-02-13)
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  • Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges | AAUP
    Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/import-tags/association-governing-boards-universities-and-colleges (2016-02-13)
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  • AAUP Releases Annual Report on Faculty Salaries | AAUP
    overall average salary for a full time faculty member increased only 1 2 percent over last year the lowest year to year change recorded in the fifty year history of this survey Moreover when adjusted for inflation salaries for continuing faculty members showed the first actual decrease since the hyperinflation years of the late 1970s These are two of the central findings of No Refuge The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession 2009 10 released today by the American Association of University Professors AAUP The AAUP s annual report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades This year s report discusses faculty salaries in the context of turbulent financial times and suggests that faculty salaries are concrete indicators of institutional priorities Mandatory furloughs hiring and salary freezes and reductions in retirement fund contributions are all symptoms of a continuing disinvestment in the faculty In addition to listing average salary by faculty rank and gender at more than 1 200 colleges and universities the report provides an important perspective on the economic challenges facing higher education Here are some highlights About one third of responding institutions reported that overall average salary levels decreased this year Two thirds of continuing faculty members are employed at institutions where the average change in salary was below the rate of inflation meaning that the earning power of most full time faculty members is less than it was one year ago About fourteen percent of reporting institutions have reduced contributions to faculty retirement programs and a few eliminated retirement contributions entirely These changes provide limited savings for the institutions but can create long term problems for affected faculty members Although many colleges and universities are facing reduced revenues circumstances vary widely Decisions on how to deal

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/media-release/aaup-releases-annual-report-faculty-salaries (2016-02-13)
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  • “It's Not Over Yet” | AAUP
    for the higher education sector The results of the American Association of University Professors AAUP annual survey of full time faculty compensation are only marginally better than last year and represent the continuation of a historic low period for faculty salaries For the second consecutive year the overall average salary level increased at a rate less than inflation and this is the fifth of the last seven years in which overall faculty salaries declined in purchasing power With three full years of data now available we can begin to assess the direct impact of the recession on faculty compensation This year s report examines two major aspects of the recession s impact the ongoing expansion of contingent academic employment and growing salary inequality both within the faculty and between faculty members and college and university presidents It s Not Over Yet The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession 2010 11 is now available The AAUP s annual report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades In addition to listing average salary by faculty rank and gender at more than 1 300 colleges and universities the report provides an important perspective on the economic challenges facing higher education Here are some highlights The long term trend toward contingent faculty appointments has continued federal data from 2009 confirm that graduate student employees and faculty members serving in contingent appointments now make up more than 75 percent of the total instructional staff Even in the two years between 2007 and 2009 the growth in full time non tenure track and part time faculty positions outstripped the increase in tenure line positions Detailed analysis of AAUP data for the recessionary period from 2007 08 to 2010 11 shows a particular pattern in full time appointments the total number of faculty members grew but most of the new appointments were in non tenure track positions There was also a net increase in tenured faculty appointments but the number of tenure track faculty members actually decreased by more than 3 percent The recession s impact on full time faculty salaries has exacerbated long term trends in the salary disadvantage for faculty members in public institutions Disciplinary differences in full time faculty salaries including instances of salary inversion and compression have also grown During this recessionary period the average salary increase for presidents was twice the average faculty salary increase at public institutions and nearly three times the faculty salary increase at private institutions Such a disproportionate increase in compensation for a single individual is an indication of misplaced institutional priorities especially when faculty members and other higher education employees have been faced with involuntary unpaid furloughs hiring and salary freezes and cuts to benefits Even with the substantial impact of the recession already documented in this analysis our forecast for the near future is not encouraging States will continue to struggle with reduced revenue and that means decreased state funding for the majority of all institutions

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/newsroom/prarchives/2011/salsurvey.htm (2016-02-13)
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  • AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report | AAUP
    higher education are barely noticeable This academic year is the third in a historic low period for full time faculty salaries which failed to meet the rate of inflation again this year Some who work in part time faculty positions have justifiably criticized the lack of information about their situation even as they have become the majority within the faculty Our students are facing escalating tuition bills and student loan debt and wondering what s driving those increases And the Occupy movement has drawn a new level of attention to the issue of income inequality an issue the AAUP s annual economic status report has taken up for many years in the context of colleges and universities A Very Slow Recovery The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession 2011 12 released today is now available The AAUP s annual report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades In addition to listing average salary by faculty rank and gender at 1 250 colleges and universities the report provides an important perspective on the economic challenges facing higher education Here are some highlights The overall average salary for full time faculty members rose 1 8 percent from 2010 11 falling well short of the increase in the cost of living during the year At 2 9 percent the average salary increase for faculty members who remained employed at the same institution barely kept pace with inflation And as has been the case for many years salaries in the private sector generally rose faster than those at public colleges and universities This year s analysis debunks the myth that faculty salaries are driving tuition prices upward Tuition prices have risen two three or four times as fast as full time faculty salaries For public colleges and universities a major factor in tuition increases has been the withdrawal of state and local funding The rise in tuition prices has coincided with rapid growth in part time faculty appointments that pay incredibly low wages and usually do not include benefits This year s report also takes another look at the compensation of college and university presidents What signal is sent when presidential salaries continue to increase while those of faculty members are stagnating Collective bargaining rights have come under attack from legislators and governors in several states who assert that public sector workers are overpaid relative to workers in the private sector This is not true with regard to faculty salaries since the overall private sector advantage continues to increase But exactly what is the impact of unionization itself on faculty salaries This year s report provides a fresh analysis Finally the AAUP is part of the Coalition on the Academic Workforce which has collected new data on the compensation and working conditions of academics in contingent positions The coalition s initial report will be released later this spring The primary author of this year s report is Saranna Thornton economics professor and department chair

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/media-release/aaup-releases-faculty-salary-report (2016-02-13)
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