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  • AAUP Responds to Friedrichs Oral Arguments | AAUP
    activities that improve the quality of education and the well being of students as well as educators In brief the case seeks to weaken unions by limiting or eliminating the collection of agency fees The AAUP supports the right of unions to charge agency fees also known as fair share These fees ensure that nonmembers help pay for the costs of the representation that the union provides to all Even if bargaining unit members choose not to join as full members they are represented by the union and benefit from the contract it negotiates In higher education strong unions help protect academic freedom and shared governance limit contingency and promote economic security for faculty and quality education for students For the past forty years the Supreme Court has endorsed the legality of fair share arrangements This is now being challenged on the basis that the First Amendment bars this practice since it compels individuals to pay for speech by the union with which they may not agree Howard Bunsis chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress said The Friedrichs case is an attack on workers rights to bargain collectively an attack on workplace democracy and an attack on the middle class It is also a call to organize attempts to divide us will not work Rudy Fichtenbaum AAUP president said In higher education strong unions not only promote quality education for students and economic security for educators they protect academic freedom and shared governance It is only fair for workers to pay their fair share Risa Lieberwitz AAUP general counsel said As the AAUP AFT joint amicus brief explains collective bargaining supported by the fair share agency fee system significantly benefits the educational system Agency fee arrangements fairly balance the interests of nonmembers with the state s and union s

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/media-release/aaup-responds-friedrichs-oral-arguments (2016-02-13)
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  • 2016 AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops | AAUP
    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 Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home Get Involved Upcoming Events Upcoming Events AAUP Annual Conference Governance Conference Call for Proposals Past Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter 2016 AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops The AAUP will hold its shared governance conference and workshops in the fall and is now accepting proposals for presentations on topics relating to academic governance See our call for proposals for additional information and topic suggestions The conference will take place at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington DC September 30 October 2 2016 In addition to presentations the conference will include a series of training workshops for current and future governance leaders Call for Proposals 2016 AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops REGISTRATION FEES Early Registration Before September 9

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/event/2016-aaup-shared-governance-conference-and-workshops (2016-02-13)
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  • Past Events | AAUP
    Conference and Workshops Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter Past Events Webinar Faculty Handbooks as Enforceable Contracts 01 28 2016 2 00pm to 2 45pm Registration is now closed This webinar gives an overview of contract issues and case law pertaining to when faculty handbooks may be enforceable as contracts Learn More Webinar Using Compensation Data in Collective Bargaining 11 17 2015 3 00pm to 4 00pm This webinar explores salary and benefits data to assist participants in the collective bargaining process Learn More AAUP Council Meeting 11 14 2015 12 15pm to 11 15 2015 12 15pm Capitol Hilton 1001 16th Street NW Washington District Of Columbia 20036 A meeting of the AAUP s Council Learn More Executive Committee Meeting 11 13 2015 12 00pm AAUP National Office 1133 Nineteenth Street NW Washington District Of Columbia 20036 A meeting of the AAUP s Executive Committee Learn More Committee A Meeting 10 30 2015 2 00pm to 10 31 2015 2 00pm AAUP National Office 1133 Nineteenth Street NW Washington District Of Columbia 20036 A meeting of the AAUP s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure Learn More Webinar Building a Chapter Website 10 20 2015 3 00pm to 4 00pm Learn how to build a chapter or conference website Learn More Webinar Developing Shared Governance 09 23 2015 3 00pm to 4 15pm Increasing Faculty Participation in Academic Decision Making Learn More Executive Committee Retreat 08 14 2015 12 15pm to 08 16 2015 12 15pm Capitol Hilton 1001 16th Street NW Washington District Of Columbia 20036 A meeting of the AAUP s Executive Committee Learn More 2015 Summer Institute 07 23 2015 9 45am to 07 26 2015 11 45am University of Denver 2199 S University Blvd Denver Colorado 80208 Please plan to

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/get-involved/take-action/calendar-events/past-events (2016-02-13)
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  • Committee A Meeting | AAUP
    of Rights 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

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/event/committee-meeting-7 (2016-02-13)
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  • AAUP Executive Committee Meeting | AAUP
    Graduate Students The Academic Bill of Rights 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

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/event/aaup-executive-committee-meeting-0 (2016-02-13)
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  • AAUP Council Meeting | AAUP
    Work Grading Graduate Students The Academic Bill of Rights 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

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/event/aaup-council-meeting-2 (2016-02-13)
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  • Centennial Declaration | AAUP
    us in our call to trustees administrations and lawmakers nationwide for better colleges and universities The Declaration Institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenur e Colleges and universities are a public good not private profit making institutions and corporations or business interests should not dictate teaching or research agendas The life of colleges and universities should reflect all dimensions of human endeavor and be built on the full and open participation of diverse faculty and students The main aims of teaching are the dissemination of knowledge and the fostering of creativity learning is not just about developing job skills The main aim of research is to create new knowledge and academic freedom is essential for the free search for truth and its free expression Research is not just about enhancing the profit margins of corporations After teaching and research the third mission of colleges and universities is about engaging communities and addressing social disadvantage and not just about enterprise engagement or economic development All who work at colleges and universities are entitled to a dignified and collegial workplace free of surveillance and authoritarian dictates and to resist the degradation of their working conditions Students are the next generation of enlightened and humane citizens not just revenue streams or the bearers of collateral for unsustainable debt loads Information and communications technologies are welcome tools for teaching and research but should not be used to impoverish the quality of education or reduce faculty student contact time College and university management should resist public education cutbacks and reverse the multiplying

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/get-involved/issue-campaigns/centennial-declaration (2016-02-13)
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  • Campus Equity Week | AAUP
    and differences between tenure track and non tenure track faculty They also wore and handed out CEW lanyards and buttons and gave out copies of a CFHE report Who is Professor Staff Eastern Connecticut State University Members showed a PowerPoint presentation titled Recognition ECSU AAUP Honors Part Time Faculty recognizing the campuses part time faculty They also wore and handed out CEW lanyards and buttons and gave out copies of a CFHE report Who is Professor Staff Southern Connecticut State University AAUP The chapter hosted screenings of Barbara Wolf s documentary film Degrees of Shame and wore and handed out CEW lanyards and buttons and gave out copies of a CFHE report Who is Professor Staff Western Connecticut State University Members had a number of posters displayed on campus highlighting contingent issues screened Degrees of Shame and screened L D Janakos s documentary Teachers on Wheels They also wore and handed out CEW lanyards and buttons and gave out copies of a CFHE report Who is Professor Staff University of Oregon United Academics On November 1 the chapter held a special training and info session on the aspects of the new collective bargaining agreement that affect contingent faculty The session helped contingent faculty understand their new rights under the contract the highlights of which you can read here Bowling Green State University Faculty Association The BGSU Faculty Association drew attention to issues facing contingent faculty on Thursday October 31 In keeping with a Halloween theme the chapter handed out informational treats and flyers to students faculty and staff and they bobbed for apples while explaining the different benefits accorded to contingent faculty Oakland University AAUP Members of the Oakland University AAUP chapter posted flyers around campus letting people know about CEW and the rise of contingent faculty They also took out an ad in the student newspaper with the same message AAUP Committee on Contingency and the Profession Committee chair Mayra Besosa co presented a live webinar on Contingent Appointments and Faculty Governance The committee arranged for a series of posts on the Academe Blog during Campus Equity Week 2013 Campus Equity Week Contingent Faculty s First Try at a National Strategic Action By Joe Berry Campus Equity Week Building Platforms for Change By Mayra Besosa Free Public Higher Education Quality Instruction and Job Security for all Faculty Members By Robert Samuels Building a Movement of Faculty and Students By Maxwell John Love The Journey Of A Movement A Brief History Of COCAL By Mary Ellen Goodwin COCAL XI The Way Forward By Marcia Newfield The Fight to Get your Education Loans Forgiven is On By David Kociemba North of the Border Concordia University Part Time Faculty Association CUPFA Campus Equity Week By Maria Peluso University of West Florida Department of English The department hosted four screenings of two films a Simple Matter of Justice and Degrees of Shame Screenings were followed by discussions and in some cases presentations by guest speakers Rochester Institute of Technology AAUP Chapter The chapter

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/issues/contingency/campus-equity-week (2016-02-13)
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