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NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2014 - You Are Not Alone - October 24-25th, 2014 at SUNY Cortland

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2014 - You Are Not Alone - will be held October 24-25th, 2014 at SUNY Cortland. Please save the date! More information will follow

Below are the constitutional changes proposed to allow the NYSC to continue to hold our elections in sync with the AAUP National ellections. These changes will be voted upon at the NYS Conference Fall 2014. Please review these changes and send us your feedback/suggestions.

NYS AAUP Constitution - DRAFT (with bolded changes to Article IV 1.; Article 4.b.; Bylaws 9.)

(CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCE-AAUP - Approved April 2013)


 

updated 9/20/14

6/1/14

ELECTION NOTICE: New York State Conference, AAUP 2015 Executive Council Elections

 

 

The NYSC Election Committee is solicitating nominations for the offices listed below for our 2015 election. These positions are for the Executive Council of the NYSC Steering Committee and for the NYSC delegates to the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences 2014 meeting. Duties and responsibilities of persons holding these positions are enumerated in the NYS AAUP Constitution. All active members of the AAUP in New York State were invited to stand for election to a position on the Executive Council. Nominations are open until November 15, 2014. The roster of nominees is listed below.

NYSC Secretary 2015-2018
NYSC Treasurer 2015-2018
NYSC At Large Member 2015-2018 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2015
NYSC At Large Member 2015-2018 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2015

The NYSC Election Committee is:

The Nomination Process is as follows:

Note: "All nominations must include either statements with signatures or be in email form using a prescribed format. All nominations must be sent to the chair of the elections committee and those by email must include the word "Nomination" in the subject line. In order to be a candidate, a nominee must have a minimum of six nominations from members of the conference representing at least two chapters or institutions. Retired members in good standing may also submit nominations. Candidates receiving a nomination will be contacted by the elections committee to verify their willingness to stand for election."

  1. If you are interested in any of the above positions, ask NYS members from no less than two chapters or Institutions that they nominate you for the NYSC position that you are interested in by November 15th, 2014. Ask those you ask to please either (1) mail in their nomination using the The NYSC Election Spring 2015 Mail Form [PDF] to John M. Polimeni, 1165 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12309 or (2) email their nomination to John Polimeni [John.Polimeni@acphs.edu] using the following prescribed format:

    • Subject line for email nominations must include the word "Nomination"
    • Your name
    • Your email contact information
    • Your institutional affiliation
    • The person's name being nominated
    • The postion you are nominating the person for from the list above
  2. Remind those nominating you that nominations must be received by November 15th, 2014
  3. By January 15th, 2015, forward your bio and election statement again to any member of the NYSC Election Committee.
Note: The National AAUP, at its Annual Meeting 2013, aprroved an AAUP Constitutional change that transitions National Council elections from annual elections for 3-year terms to biennial elections for 4-year terms. This change will be phased in over the next two years. Since the NYSC annual elections are included in the AAUP National elections the NYSC will be considering our own constitutional change to allow us to continue to match up with AAUP National elections. These changes will be on the agenda for the NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2014 October 24-25th, 2014.

Click SUBMIT to ask any questions you may have about the nominations or elections process.
  6/1/14

Con Job: Stories of Adjunct & Contingent Labor

 
Megan Fulwiler and Jennifer Marlow from the College of St. Rose, Albany have just released a documentary about adjuncts who teach basic writing courses although the issues apply to all adjunct faculty.


4/13/14

AAUP Economic Status of the Profession Report 2013-14

   
Higher education is vital to our collective future. Yet developments in recent decades—diversion of rsources to administration, ballooning employment of contingent instructors, and runaway spending on athletics—signal that our colleges and universities are losing focus on their academic missions. These issues are explored in our annual faculty salary survey:

Losing Focus: AAUP Economic Status of the Profession Report 2013-14 (PDF)
Overview, John Curtis AAUP Research [PDF]

 
                     4/8/14

NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2014 at Hofstra University April 25-26th, 2014

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2014 will be held will be held at Hofstra University, 1000 Fulton Ave, Hempstead, New York 11550 April 25th-26th, 2014. Please save the date! Note that conference registrations must be received by April 18th, 2014 if you would like to secure one of the reserved rooms nearby.

Note the agenda will include the following proposed Admendment to NYSC Constitution:

"Article IV: Election of Officers and At-Large Executive Council Members” delete section 2 shown below:
2. The President shall be able to stand for two more successive terms as President following his or her first term.

(CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCE-AAUP - April 2013)

3/1/14

ELECTION RESULTS: New York State Conference, AAUP 2014 Executive Council Elections

 

4/17/14

NYS Conference Election results are in. Congratulations to:

NYSC President 2014-2016 and AAUP ASC Alternate Delegate 2014
-David Linton-------Votes 324
-Total Write-ins----Votes 4

NYSC Vice President 2014-2016 and AAUP ASC Alternate Delegate 2014
-Sally Dear-Healey-----Votes 313
-Total Write-ins---------Votes 3

NYSC At-Large Member 2014-2016 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2014
-John Polimeni-----Votes 262
-Kate Eskew--------Votes 243
-Total Write-ins-----Votes 3

   

The NYSC Election Committee solicited nominations for the offices listed below for our 2014 election. elections will be held as part of the AAUP National elections and all curren NYS AAUP members will receive a ballot.

These positions are for the Executive Council of the NYSC Steering Committee and for the NYSC representatives to the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences 2014 meeting. Duties and responsibilities of persons holding these positions are enumerated in the NYS AAUP Constitution. All active members of the AAUP in New York State were invited to stand for election to a position on the Executive Council. Nominations closed November 15, 2013. The roster of nominees and their statements is listed below.

NYSC President 2014-2016 and AAUP ASC Alternate Representative 2014 - David Linton, Marymount Manhattan College [Statement]
NYSC Vice President 2014-2016 and AAUP ASC AlternateRepresentative 2014 - Sally Dear-Healey, SUNY Cortland Univrsity [Statement]
NYSC At Large Member 2014-2016 and AAUP ASC Representative 2014 - Kate Eskew, Hillbert College [Statement]
NYSC At Large Member 2014-2016 and AAUP ASCRepresentative 2014 - John Polimeni, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences [Statement]

The NYSC Election Committee is:

 

  3/1/14
updated

12/15/13

NYS Assembly Legislation Proposal Reintroduced

   
The New York State Conference of the American Association of University Professors (NYSC/AAUP) views with alarm the continuing efforts by members of the  New York State Legislature to impose a political litmus test on members of the academic community.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's recent submission of an amended bill (A8392-A) that would impose a penalty on any institution of higher learning that offered financial assistance for a faculty member to attend or participate in an organization that supported academic boycotts is a clear violation of the principles of academic freedom and of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.  We urge all state legislators to reject the bill and all academic organizations to express their opposition to it through their professional associations as well as to their local office holders.   2/21/14

NYS Assembly Legislation Proposal Pulled

   
The bill was pulled off the agenda of the Higher Ed committee for today. No information as yet about whether the legislation will be re-worked.
Clearly, the avalanche of phone-ins, write-ins, petitions and statements was successful in staving off the worst.
It's not obvious that will work in other states, but the mobilization of faculty and higher ed orgs, including the AAUP, will be crucial, as it was here in NYS. Thanks for your efforts. Andrew Ross

NYCLU Statement FINAL [PDF]

  2/3/14

PSC Resolution Opposes the Assembly Legislation

   
The delegate assembly of the PSC passed a resolution last night in opposition to A8392, which would sanction institutions by withdrawing all state funds for a year, if funds were used to support attendance at ASA events or membership in the association. We have begun to email and call Assembly Speaker Silver and those assembly persons who signed onto the bill. We urge its withdrawal. We are also forming a coalition to stop it.

  1/31/14

AAUP opposes NYS Assembly legislation

   
AAUP releases a statement [PDF] opposing the proposed NYS Assembly Legislation in Response to the American Studies Association Boycott of Israel


  1/27/14

NYS AAUP Conference Statement on Proposed Legislation (A.8392) in NYS Assembly

   
Although there is no consensus in the New York State AAUP leadership about the ASA boycott resolution, we are united in opposition to the proposed legislation (A.8392). As advocates for academic freedom, we see this bill as an impediment to participation in professional and scholarly organizations. The ASA resolution has been, and will continue to be, debated vigorously among university administrators and others in positions of academic leadership. University leaders should be permitted to determine their affiliations, and their budgets should not be subject to review of their faculty's professional affiliations. Scholars expect, and are expected to, participate in their disciplinary conversations, including meetings and conferences, and because A.8392 will severely impede New York's scholars from doing so, we oppose it.

  1/18/14

NYU AAUP Responds to Access to Palestinian West Bank Universities and Attempts to Limit Academic Freedom

 

 

The NYSC NYU AAUP Chapter has released the satement below regarding Academic Freedom in Israel and domestic responses to the situation. In particular a Proposed Boycott by the Modern Language Associatioin (MLA) has triggered proposed NYS Assembly Legislation in Response to the American Studies Association Boycott of Israel as well as a Policy decsion by NYU President Sexton that would severely limit academic freedom at home and abroad.

NYU AAUP Statement on Proposed Legislation (A.8392) in NYS Assembly

The members of the AAUP chapter at NYU hold a variety of views about the efficacy of academic boycotts. In recognition of that range of opinion, we do not support President Sexton’s condemnation of the American Studies Association’s resolution to boycott Israeli universities. Faculty have a right to express their own opinions, in whatever form, about the suppression of freedoms among academics overseas, and a boycott of institutions is a legitimate exercise of that right. University presidents who unilaterally issue statements that do not reflect the diversity of opinion among their faculty are overstepping their office.

However, we do agree with the NYU administration’s response to the proposed legislation in the New York State Assembly. The bill (A.8392) is a clear and present threat to basic academic freedoms, not in the Middle East but here in New York State. Elected officials are seeking to use their fiscal powers to limit the range of academic expression simply because they disagree with its content. Passing this legislation would set a very dangerous precedent, reminiscent, for many of us, of the loyalty oaths of the McCarthy era.

Andrew Ross, president, NYU-AAUP
Molly Nolan, vice-president, NYU-AAUP
Marie Monaco, secretary, NYU-AAUP
Anna McCarthy, treasurer, NYU-AAUP
Rebecca Karl, at-large executive member, NYU-AAUP

  1/13/14

AAUP Volume Four of the Journal of Academic Freedom

 
AAUP Volume Four of the Journal of Academic Freedom has just been published. This issue of JAF is focused on the globalization of higher education and its impact on academic freedom. Our intent with this issue is to spark a broad conversation about when and how the AAUP should respond to violations of academic freedom and faculty rights beyond US borders. Table of Contents - All essays are in .PDF format.

Editor's Introduction
By Ashley Dawson

Rethinking Academic Boycotts
By Marjorie Heins

Palestine, Boycott, and Academic Freedom:  A Reassessment Introduction
By Bill V. Mullen

Boycott, Academic Freedom, and the Moral Responsibility to Uphold Human Rights
By Omar Barghouti

The Israeli State of Exception and the Case for Academic Boycott
By David Lloyd and Malini Johar Schueller

Boycotts against Israel and the Question of Academic Freedom in American Universities in the Arab World
By Sami Hermez and Mayssoun Soukarieh

Changing My Mind about the Boycott
By Joan W. Scott

Academic Freedom Encompasses the Right to Boycott: Why the AAUP Should Support the Palestinian Call for the Academic Boycott of Israel
By Rima Najjar Kapitan

Market Forces and the College Classroom: Losing Sovereignty
By Michael Stein, Christopher Scribner, and David Brown

Academic Freedom from Below: Toward an Adjunct-Centered Struggle
By Jan Clausen and Eva-Maria Swidler
9/25/13

NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2013 St Bonaventure University October 18-19th, 2013

 

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2013 will be held will be held at St Bonaventure University, 3261 West State Road, St. Bonaventure, NY October 18-19th, 2013. We will be celebrating with the SBU faculty the removal of SBU censure. Please save the date! Note that conference registrations must be received by October 4th, 2013 if you would like to secure one of the reserved rooms at the nearby Country Inn Suites.

Our Opening Ceremony Speakers on Friday will be:

Provost Michael Fischer

Dr. Michael Fischer
University Provost
St Bonaventure University

Greg Sctoltz

Greg Scholtz
AAUP Director of Academic Freedom, Tenure, & Governance

   
 
9/9/13


St Bonaventure University Censure Removed / NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2013, October 18-19th to be held at SBU

 

• AAUP removes St Bonaventure from censure at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington DC

AAUP St Bonaventure Censure Removal Resolution [PDF]

6/15/13
update

• On 5/21/13 the NYS Conference conducted the final review of SBU and reported to Committee A, without reservatioin, that censure be removed. On 4/30/13 the AAUP Committee A voted unanimously to recommend to the AAUP’s Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting that St. Bonaventure University be removed from the Association’s list of censured administrations. The AAUP’s Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 12-16th, 2013 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington DC.. At the saturday Annual Meeting plenary our national membership delagates will vote to confirm or not the Committee A recommendation.

St Bonaventure University has invited the NYS AAUP Conference to hold our NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2013 on their campus October 18-19th, 2013. We are hoping that at this meeting we will be able to celebrate with the SBU faculty the removal of SBU censure. More details to follow...

6/5/13

Academic Freedom and Due Process - Campaign to Repeal Pathways

 

• AAUP resolution presented by PSC/CUNY in support of theCampaign to Repeal Pathways passes unaminously at the 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

AAUP Resolution supporting the PSC/CUNY Campaign to Repal Pathways [PDF]

6/15/13
update
• Official notice from Barbara Bowen, President Professional Staff Congress/CUNY

The results of the referendum of No Confidence in Pathways are in: 92% voted No Confidence in Pathways. The vote is a stunning rebuke to the Pathways curriculum and the coercive measures used to impose it.

More than 60% of the 7,202 eligible voters in the referendum among full-time faculty voted—a remarkable rate of participation. A total of 4,322 votes were cast: 3,996 agreeing with the statement of No Confidence in Pathways, and only 323 disagreeing (there were 3 void ballots). The high percentage and high turnout mean that an absolute majority of the full-time faculty has expressed No Confidence in the University’s basic curriculum.

It should be clear now, if it was not before, that CUNY should not move forward with Pathways. A 92% vote of No Confidence is a mandate for change. With a new interim chancellor about to take office, and Chair of the Board Benno Schmidt’s term soon to expire, the moment is right to repeal and rethink Pathways. The result of the referendum empowers us at a critical moment.

Thank you to everyone who voted in the referendum, whatever position you took. Every vote was important. And thank you especially to the hundreds of full-time faculty, part-time faculty and professional staff who worked in support. Together, we held thousands of conversations, person-to-person, about the future of the University. The connections we made with each other will be important as we continue to press for academic quality for our students and fair working conditions for ourselves.

Equipped with this landslide vote, we can take the campaign to a new level. We will be poised to continue the fight in the fall, when we will also draw on the power of our work on the referendum to launch an intensive campaign for a fair contract. Congratulations to all on a historic vote.

6/1/13

• The NYSC AAUP supports the Campaign to Repeal Pathways. CUNY expects to implement the Pathways initiative across its undergraduate college starting in Fall 2013 unless it is repealed. Pathways establish a new system of general education requirements and new transfer guidelines across the University. The centerpiece of this initiative is a 30-credit general education Common Core. Each CUNY College can require bachelor’s-degree students to take another 6 to 12 credits of general education through the College Option. Importantly, once fulfilled at one CUNY College, these general education credits will carry over seamlessly if a student transfers to another CUNY college. Pathways also align gateway courses for a number of popular majors.

10/15/12

New York University Profile for a 21st Century Presidency / NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2013, April 19-20th, 2013 at NYU

 

 

• AAUP resolution brought to the Annual Meeting by the NYSC in support of the Profile for a 21st Century Presidency based on the Profile for a 21st Century Presidency at NYU passes unanimously

AAUP Resolution in Support of the Profile for a 21st Century [PDF]

  6/15/13
update
• The NYSC, in recognition of the universal value of the Profile for a 21st Century Presidency at NYU, has created a generic version that we plan to submit to the AAUP Annual Meeting for national support. The author of the NYU document, Andrew Ross and our NYSC President, David Linton, will present the motion for support.

Profile for a 21st Century Presidency [PDF]
  4/20/13

• Our NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2013 will be held will be held at New York University 20 Cooper Square, 4th floor, New York, NY 10003 on April 19th-20th, 2013. An AAUP Room Block has been reserved at the Renaissance New York Hotel 57, located at 130 E 57th Street, New York, NY 10022-2726, (212) 753-8841. Use the attached registration form to secure one of these rooms by March 28th, 2013. On Friday afternoon at 2:00 PM we will have an NYU Faculty Panel discussion regarding their Profile for a 21st Century Presidency at NYU that enumerates the fundamental issues that led to the faculty vote in NYU's largest college of no confidence in NYU President Sexton. Please register and join us...

NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2013 Agenda

NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2013 Registration

Please SUBMIT additional topic recommendations for our open forum.

 
3/26/2013
updated

12/11/12

Plainview-Old Bethpage Congress of Teachers Urgent Political Action Needed

 

On June 8, 2013, NYSUT, along with a number of coalition partners, is sponsoring a massive demonstration in Albany against the state's testing regime and the way in which we fund public education. Thousands of people will gather to show the leaders of our state that enough is enough. We are tired of watching them destroy public education. Busses will leave from NYSUT headquarters in Woodbury and return at the end of the day.

More Demonstration Details
[PDF]

4/16/13

U. of Maryland Weighs Big Changes for Faculty Members Off the Tenure Track

 

The U. of Maryland at College Park has some 3,000 non-tenure-track faculty members, including more than 700 part-time instructors and about 1,800 research faculty members, according to a report the campus's University Senate is scheduled to consider this week. The report calls for giving them more pay, job security, respect, and clout. Read more...

The Chronicle of Higher Education Article [PDF]

University of Maryland Task Force Report
[PDF]

3/5/13

New York State Conference, AAUP Spring 2013 Executive Council Elections

 

 

•  New York 2013 State Conference Election Results Results - Final:

New York: NYSC Secretary 2013-2015 Cecelia McCal l- 393 votes
New York: NYSC Treasurer 2013-2015 Pat Cihon - 346 votes
New York: NYSC At-Large Member 2013-2015 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2013 Jeffrey Baker - 342 votes

Also for National Council District 8: Sally Dear-Healey

____________________________________________________________________________

  4/23/13

• Nominations have been received as follows for the NYSC Spring 2013 Elections:

NYSC Secretary 2013-2015: Cecelia McCall, PSC/CUNY [Candidates Statement]
NYSC Treasurer 2013-2015: Pat Cihon, Syracuse University [Candidates Statement]

NYSC At Large Member 2013-2015 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2013: Jeffrey Baker, Monroe Community College [Candidates Statement]
NYSC At Large Member 2013-2015 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2013: Open

NYS AAUP Election 2012 Candidate Statements will be posted by January 1, 2013. NYS AAUP Conference 2013 electionswill be conducted in tandem with AAUP National elections in April 2013. All NYS AAUP Members in good standing are eligible to vote.

The NYSC Election Committee is:

 
12/1/12


   


NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2012, October 19-20th, 2012 at Rochester Institute of Technology

 

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2012 will be held will be held at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY October 19-20th, 2012.More details to follow. Please save the date! We are currently collecting topics for discussion in our open forum. Note that conference registrations must be received by October 5th, 2012 if you would like to secure one of the reserved rooms at the nearby Rochester Inn & Convention Center.

Please SUBMIT recommendations for conference open forum topics.

 

9/25/12
updated

8/8/12

Dr. Simone

 

Dr. Albert Simone
Keynote Speaker

Topic: The Cost of Higher Education and Intercollegiate Athletics

Information: Dr. Albert J. Simone was president of Rochester Institute of Technology from September, 1992 through June, 2007. He is the eighth president in the university's 178-year history. He was formerly president of the University of Hawaii System and chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Manoa for nine years.
He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi, he is the author of several books and numerous journal publications on the application of mathematics, statistics and computers to economics and business.
Just a few of Dr. Simone's professional accomplishmnets include; Past Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the New York Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities; Federal Reserve Bank of New York; HSBC Bank USA Advisory Board; State Higher Education Executive Officers; Advisory Council on International Services; Advisory Group on International Arbitration; National Collegiate Athletics Association Division 1 Presidents Commission.

   

Desmond Hotel Workers Supported by AAUP - Agreement Reached

 

 

Union Logo

 

Desmond Logo

 

An agreement has been reached between the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO and The Desmond Hotel and agreement has been reached between the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council, AFL-CIO and The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center after many months of difficult negotiations. Together with The Desmond we will be working hard to form an amicable and productive relationship. I want to extend my thanks to you for supporting this boycott. Without this kind of support our members at The Desmond would not have the contract they have today.

Workers at The Desmond unanimously ratified the Collective Bargaining Agreement ("CBA"), which is the best contract in the Hotel's history, on September 15, 2012. With that vote, the boycott against the hotel is now over. I ask that you and/or your organization end any and all boycott activities and I encourage you and members of your organization to return your patronage to The Desmond.

The Union is very proud that The Desmond has signed a CBA that greatly improves the lives of these hardworking men and women. We thank you for your continued support as we work to restore The Desmond's business and ensure its future success.

Sincerely,

Peter Ward
President, Hotel Trades Council

Note: AAUP joined many other labor organizations in solidarity behind the Desmond Hotel Employees

 

9/25/12
updated

8/21/12


Priests of Our Democracy by Marjorie Heins

 

 

Priests of Our Democracy tells of the teachers and professors of the McCarthy era who resisted the witch hunt, those who collaborated, and those whose battles led to landmark Supreme Court decisions. It traces the political fortunes of academic freedom beginning in the late 19th century, both on campus and in the courts.

Marjorie Heins is a former civil liberties lawyer; now teaching "Censorship & American Culture" at NYU. She has just completed this book on the Supreme Court and academic freedom. Marjorie will be presenting some of the research at the national AAUP conference.

Priests of Our Democracy  

Priests of Our Democracy
The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge


Marjorie Heins

384 pages
18 illustrations
February, 2013
ISBN: 9780814790519

 
5/8/12
 

NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2012, May 4-5th, 2012 at Adelphi University

 

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Spring 20121 will be held will be held at Adelphi University, 1 South Avenue Garden City, NY 11530-0701 May 4-5th, 2012.More details to follow. Please save the date! We are currently collecting topics for discussion in our open forum. Note that conference registrations must be received by April 20th, 2012 if you would like to secure one of the reserved rooms at the nearby Red Roof Inn.

Please SUBMIT recommendations for conference open forum topics.

 

4/26/12
updated

1/19/12


jason lanter  

Dr. Jason Lanter
Keynote Speaker

Topic: How Faculty Can Put College Back into Intercollegiate Athletics.

Information: Dr Jason Lanter is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Kutztown University and President of The Drake Group an organization who's vision is to create an atmosphere on college campuses that encourages personal and intellectual growth for all students, and demands excellence and professional integrity from faculty charged with teaching.

 


New York State Conference, AAUP Spring 2012 (and 2011 rerun) Executive Council Election Results

 

 

Below is the final breakdown of the AAUP election results and a breakdown of the NYSC elections by chapter::

Election protests of the NYSC may be filed in writing by May 7, 2012 to the Department of Labor Election Supervisor, rudewicz.jennifer@dol.gov.


  4/30/12

Note: the winners are denoted in bold.

2011 rerun for At-Large Members of the NYSC Executive Council (Vote for no more than 2)

242 Dennis W. Mazzocco, Hofstra U

186 Suzanne Wagner, Niagara U
128 Kathryn Regan Eskew, Hilbert College

    346 Valids
    1 Not Valids
    184 Blanks
    531 Ballots

2012 NYSC President and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012 (vote for no more than 1)

332 David Linton, Marymount Manhattan College

    332 Valids
    0 Not Valids
    199 Blanks
    531 Ballots

2012 NYSC Vice President and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012 (vote for no more than 1)

322 Jeanette Jeneault, Syracuse U

    332 Valids
    0 Not Valids
    209 Blanks
    531 Ballots

2012 NYSC At Large Members of the NYSC Executive Council Delegate 2012 (vote for no more than 1)

311 John M Polimeni, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

    311 Valids
    0 Not Valids
    220 Blanks
    531 Ballots

 
4/20/12
updated

2/16/12

12/1/11


The vote results for the ammended NYS AAUP Constitution & Bylaws:

I endorse the New York State Constitutional Amendments voted on at the New York State AAUP Conference Fall 2011 meeting.

   269- Yes
   23- No
   140- Abstain

 

The 2011 rerun and 2012 AAUP National Election Results    

AAUP National Elections 2012 - PLEASE VOTE!

 

 

AAUP National elections are underway and will be conducted in tandem with our NYS AAUP Conference 2012 elections detailed below. Ballots will be mailed by postal mail to all eligible voters the week of March 12, 2012.


Listed below are our NYS colleagues running for the New York District 8 National Council seats [details and bios available at AAUP]:

District 8 (1 position - 4 candidates)

Sally Dear-Healey (College at Oneonta, SUNY/Syracuse University)
Anne Friedman (Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY)
Stephen Z. Goldberg (Adelphi University)
Marie Monaco (New York University School of Medicine)

 
3/18/12



NOMINEES: New York State Conference, AAUP Spring 2012 Executive Council Elections

 

 

Nominations have been received as follows for the NYSC Spring 2012 Elections:

NYSC President 2012-2014 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012: David Linton, Marymount Manhattan College
NYSC Vice President 2012-2014, AAUP ASC Delegate 2012: Jeanette Jeneault, Syracuse University

NYSC At Large Member 2012-2014 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012:Open
NYSC At Large Member 2012-2014 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012: John Polimeni, Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

NYS AAUP Election 2012 Candidate Statements

 
2/16/12
updated

12/1/11


   


NYSC is holding a new election for two at-large positions of the Executive Council

 

 

Ballots have been mailed for the AAUP election of officers and the NYSC election of officers. If you have not received your ballot by Tuesday, March 27, 2012, you may contact the election supervisor by email at aaupelectionsupervisor@dol.gov to request a duplicate ballot. Also, if you do not receive a NYSC ballot with the AAUP ballot package, please contact AAUP. You may also contact the Election Supervisor for the NYSC election at 716/842-2900.

Step #4 in the ballot instructions say to sign your name where indicated on the stub. You may sign anywhere in the blank space on the stub. If you do not sign the stub, your ballot will be counted as long as there is information on the stub or the outer envelope to identify the voter as an eligible member. The barcode on the stub is sufficient to identify the voter as an eligible member.

  3/23/12

The NYSC is holding a new election for two at-large positions of the Executive Council that were elected in the Spring 2011 Election, pursuant to a voluntary settlement agreement between the NYSC and the US Department of Labor, Office of Labor Management Standards (OLMS). The candidates included in this 2011 rerun of at-large members of the Executive Council are Kate Regan Eskew [candadidate statement], Dennis Mazzocco [candadidate statement], and Suzanne Wagner. The 2011 rerun election of the at-large members will be held concurrently with the New York State Conference, AAUP Spring 2012 Elections.

Rules for Electing Officers for the NYSC [PDF]

Important Election Information:

Ballots will be mailed the week of March 12, 2012 to every person who is a member in good standing of the NYSC (member in good standing of the AAUP in New York State) as of February 1, 2012. Members that do not have a home address on file with the AAUP will receive a postcard notifying them that they are not receiving a ballot because their home address is not on file with the AAUP. The postcard will have instructions on how to provide the home address in order to receive a ballot. Members are allowed to provide a Post Office box address. The election notice will be mailed to all eligible NYSC members at their last known home address as part of the ballot package.

The ballot tally will occur on April 17, 2012. All ballots must be received in the US post office box by 9:00am on April 17, 2012 or they will not be counted.

Any member may protest the election for valid cause. Protests for the rerun races from the 2011 election and the 2012 election races should be made directly to the Election Supervisor in writing, as soon as possible, but no later than 10 days after the ballot tally. These protest procedures are in lieu of the NYSC’s normal protest procedures.

Updates on the election process will be made available on the NYSC website as they become available and also available under the election issues link on the top of the AAUP website, www.aaup.org

 
3/2/12
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2/24/12


   


AAUP Balks at CUNY Transfer Initiative (from Inside Higher Ed)

 

 

"The American Association of University Professors last week sent a letter [3] to the City University of New York chancellor and board chair, citing concerns about the “Pathways to Degree Completion Initiative,” a move by CUNY to enable smoother transfer for its community college students to CUNY's four-year institutions..".

Read more: AAUP Balks at CUNY Transfer Initiative [PDF]

 
1/18/12


   


Rules Easing Unionization at Private Colleges Get Final Approval

 

 

Rules Easing Unionization at Private Colleges Get Final Approval
December 22, 2011, 11:35 am

The National Labor Relations Board has voted, 2 to 1, to give final approval to new union-election rules that will make it easier for private-college employees to form collective-bargaining units. The final rules appear in today’s Federal Register. The New York Times reports, however, that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce plans to file a lawsuit to try to block the changes from taking effect.

NY Times summay of new rules [PDF]

 
12/29/11


   


NYS AAUP Constitution and Bylaws amended Motion to Support Occupy Wall Street passed at the NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2011

 

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2011was held at Niagara University, Niagara University, NY October 14-15th, 2011.The CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCE-AAUP (10/15/11) was amended and will be brought to the membership for approval at the Spring election.

Please SUBMIT your feedback on the amended Constitution.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

New York State Conference of The AAUP Endorses Occupy Wall Street
Buffalo, New York (Oct. 16, 2011)

By a unanimous vote, the executive council of the New York State Conference of the American Association of University Professors endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement as one fully consistent with the interests and values of labor in general and educators in particular. The New York State Conference is committed to lending its practical and moral support to a worldwide protest against the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few to the detriment of the many.

One important abuse of this power among the one per cent has been a systematic, nation-wide assault on salary, benefits, pensions, labor rights, academic freedom and freedom of expression among educators at all levels. The NYS AAUP follows the lead of the national AAUP and other labor organizations in applauding Occupy Wall Street for defending the rights of workers and demanding social protections for the unemployed. Moreover, faculty share with students nationwide a growing concern with rising tuition rates, increasing college loan obligations and declining state and federal support for financial aid.

Professors from CUNY, New York University, Columbia, The New School, New York Institute of Technology and many others have marched with Occupy Wall Street in recent days and will continue to offer support as the movement grows. The AAUP recognizes the diversity of opinions among faculty on the Occupy Wall Street movement and welcomes frank discussion of the aims and activities of the movment.

 
10/25/11


   


Campaign for the Future of Higher Education! National Meeting November 4-6th in Boston, MA

 

 

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, in which AAUP participates, is holding a national meeting in Boston November 4-6. The meeting is open to all interested faculty. As your national representative to the campaign, The more faculty who attend and the greater the representation of AAUP activists the better the meeting will be. Note: early registration for a discounted rate is October 15!

Here is a link to information about the Boston meeting:

http://futureofhighered.org/Events.html

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education - CFHE for short - is a new grassroots national campaign to support quality higher education. It was initiated in Los Angeles, California on January 21, 2011 by leaders of faculty organizations from 21 states. The mission of this campaign is to ensure that affordable quality higher education is accessible to all sectors of our society in the coming decades. This is a time of great change in higher education.

To make sure that these changes are good for students and our country, we need to reframe the current debate to focus on quality higher education as an essential right for our democracy. Faculty, students and our communities, not just administrators, politicians, foundations and think tanks, need to have a voice to ensure that changes - in emphasis, curriculum, pricing, and structure - are good for our students and the quality of education they receive.

What is at stake is nothing less than our democracy and our economic standing in the global economy.

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is organized around seven core principles that must define quality higher education for the 21st century. We believe these principles provide a helpful framework for developing and assessing proposals for innovation or restructuring in the future.

Contact the campaign at info@futureofhighered.org to learn more and join.

 
updated 9/23/11

9/4//11
   


NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2011, October 14-15th, 2011 at Niagara University

 

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2011 will be held at Niagara University, Niagara University, NY October 14-15th, 2011. A major action item to be discussed and voted upon are updates to the CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE NEW YORK STATE CONFERENCE-AAUP – Proposed Amendments DRAFT. We are currently collecting topics for discussion in our open forum. Note that Conference registrations must be received by October 1st, 2011 if you would like to secure one of the reserved rooms at the nearby Barton Hill Hotel.

Please SUBMIT recommendations for conference open forum topics.

 
8/18//11
   


NOMINATIONS NOTICE: New York State Conference, AAUP Spring 2012 Executive Council Elections

 

 

The NYSC is holding an election for the offices listed below in Spring 2012. These positions are for the Executive Council of the NYSC Steering Committee and for the NYSC delegates to the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences 2012 meeting. Any active member of the AAUP in New York State whose membership is in good standing as of July 1, 2011 and who has been a member of the Conference since July 1, 2010 may stand for election to a position on the Executive Council. Nominations will be open until November 1, 2011.

NYSC President 2012-2014 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012
NYSC Vice President 2012-2014, AAUP ASC Delegate 2012

NYSC At Large Member 2012-2014 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012
NYSC At Large Member 2012-2014 and AAUP ASC Delegate 2012

The NYSC Election Committee is:

The Nomination Process is as follows:

  1. If you are interested in any of the above positions, send an email to NYS members from no less than two chapters or Institutions requesting that they nominate you for the NYSC position that you are interested in. Ask those you email to please include the following information in their reply email:
    • Their name
    • Their email contact information
    • Their institutional affiliation
  2. Copy and paste six of the nominations you receive into one email and forward it to any of the three NYSC Election Committee members listed above by November 1st, 2011.
  3. By January 16th, 2011, forward your bio and election statement again to any member of the NYSC Election Committee.
  4. If you prefer you may obtain your nominations by mail. If you do so, please mail your six nominations and bio to Pat Cihon, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244 .


Click SUBMIT to forward your nomination or to ask any questions you may have about the nominations or elections process.

 

updated 9/23/11

8/18/11

7/26/11

7/5/11

6/24/11


NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2011, April 15-16

 

 

Our NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2011 will be held at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY onApril 15-16th, 2011. The agenda is under development. We are currently collecting topics for discussion in our open forum. Note that Conference registrations must be received by March 22, 2011 if you would like to secure one of the reserved rooms at the nearby Nu Hotel.

Please SUBMIT recommendations for conference open forum topics.

 
3/6//11
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Steve London
Keynote Speaker

Topic: Current legislative and funding challenges facing us in higher education at both the state and national level.

Information: Steve London, first vice president of the Professional Staff Congress at CUNY. Steve London is associate professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College. He served three terms as chapter chair of the Brooklyn College PSC and as a University Faculty Senator before being elected First Vice President of the PSC in 2000.

Photo: (right) Steve London [PSC] and (left) Phil Smith [UUP] giving legislative testimony.

 


NYSC SUPERVISED ELECTION RESULTS new

   

Pursuant to a voluntary settlement agreement signed on January 18, 2011, new nominations and a new election has been conducted for the two at-large members of the Executive Council of the New York State Conference (NYSC), AAUP, elected on April 17, 2010, under the supervision of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Labor-Management Standards (OLMS).

The call for nominations resulted in two eligible candidates for the two positions. As a result, no further election proceedings are necessary. John Polimeni and Fred Brodzinski have been declared the winners of the election. The term of office for the two at-large positions will be for the remainder of the unexpired term, ending at the NYSC Spring Conference and Election in 2012.

All protests to the supervised election must be received by the OLMS Election Supervisor no later than 10 days after the March 24, 2011, posting of this notice on the NYSC website.

Marla Steele Tumiel, Election Supervisor
130 S. Elmwood Avenue, Suite 510, Buffalo, NY 14202
716-842-2906 Email: tumiel.marla@dol.gov

  3/24/11

NOMINATIONS NOTICE: New York State Conference, AAUP

 

 

The NYSC is holding a new election for two at-large positions of the
Executive Council, for a one year term.
Nominations will be open until March 14, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Please refer to the NYSC website posting (link below) for complete information.

http://nysaaup.org/contact/nysc_nominations_notice_2010.htm

For further information, please refer to the NYSC website or email Election Committee Chair Frank Higman (fhigman@aol.com) or DOL Election Supervisor Marla Tumiel (tumiel.marla@dol.gov).

 
2/15/11

NYS AAUP 2011 Election Candidate Listing

   

At our NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2010 held at Siena College October 22-23, 2010 the NYSC Constitution and By Laws were ratified opening up elections for 2011. According to our new guidelines all members of AAUP in NYS will receive a ballot this spring to vote for our NYSC Executive Council. Nominations closed December 3, 2010. Any active member of the AAUP in New York State whose membership is in good standing is eligible to vote. Ballots for our NYSC Executive Council candidates will be included as part of the National AAUP Spring Election. An option to receive a paper ballot will be provided

The following NYSC Executive Council candidates have been nominated and will be elected this Spring, 2011:

  • David Linton: President & AAUP ASC Delegate 2011 (1 year Term)
  • Jeanette Jenault: Vice President & AAUP ASC Delegate 2011 (1 year Term)
  • Pat Cihon: Treasurer & AAUP ASC Alternate Delegate 2011 (2 year Term)
  • Cecelia McCall: Secretary & AAUP ASC Alternate Delegate 2011 (2 year Term)
  • At-Large Member & AAUP ASC Delegate 2011 (2 year Term) 2 positions:
    • Kate Eskew
    • Dennis W. Mazzocco
    • Suzanne Wagne

Read the Candidate Election Statements

The NYSC Election Committee elected at NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2010 by the membership is:


Click SUBMIT to forward any questions you may have about the nominations or elections process.
 
11/4//10

Coalition on the Academic Workforce Survey of Contingent Faculty Members and Instructors

 

 

The Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW) invites all members of the contingent academic workforce in U.S. colleges and universities to participate in this survey. The survey inquires about course assignments, salaries, benefits, and general working conditions as members of the contingent academic workforce experience them at the institutional level. We invite participation from all instructional and research staff members employed off the tenure track, including faculty members employed either full- or part-time, graduate students remunerated as teaching assistants or employed in other roles, and researchers and post-doctoral fellows. The national adjunct survey conducted by the Coalition on the Academic Workforce will end on November 30th, 2010.

CAW Contingent Faculty Survery Link


Read the Inside Higher Ed article titled, Documenting Adjunct Work September 27, 2010 that discusses the CAW undertaking to document the working conditions and needs of adjuncts.

 
9/27/10

NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2010 Speakers AT Siena College

 

 
Don Levy

Dr. Don Levy
Keynote Speaker

Topic: Zone of Ambivalence

Information: The whirlwind exchanges among pollsters, the press, politicians and the public often yields reports in which nearly all voters express an opinion towards the issue of the day. Consumers of these reports are left with the impression that voters are sufficiently informed and have upon reflection formulated a stance on the issue. Dr. Don Levy, Director of the Siena College Research Institute shows that large percentages of voters, in some cases a majority have neither the information nor the inclination to develop passionate or actionable opinions, and that those that report public opinion, or fashion or promote policy based on halfhearted majorities, fail to understand the zone of ambivalence in which much of the electorate resides.

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Ellen Schrecker
Keynote Speaker

Topic: The Lost Soul of Higher Education: Corporatization, the Assault on Academic Freedom, and the End of the American University

Information: Ellen will be speaking on the subject of her just published new book.

GET THE BOOK

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9/22/10


AAUP Resets Due Structure beginning January 1, 2011 - Retroactive to September 1, 2010 for new members

 

 
  New Yearly Dues Structure for 2011 based on Academic Income                       http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/involved/join/    

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$  45         $30,000 and less
 
$  60        $30,001–$40,000
 
$  80         $40,001–$50,000
 

 

 

$100          $50,001– $60,000
 
$140           $60,001–$70,000
 
$165          $70,001–$80,000

 

$185          $80,001–$100,000
 
$205       $100,001– $120,000
 
$225         More than $120,000

 
9/8/10

New Faculty Majority Launches National Unemployment Compensation Initiative

 

 

Maria Maisto, NFM President announces that the New Faculty Majority is launching a National Unemployment Compensation Initiative.  NFM will provide adjunct and contingent faculty in all 50 states the information they need to apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI). In addition to providing practical assistance, this effort is the beginning of a data collection and public education effort, so even if you don't qualify for or need UI, we encourage you to spread the news of the initiative. A press release has been distributed nationally and is copied below.  If you know of a local newspaper, reporter or news outlet that should receive a copy of our news release, please advise Matt Williams, NFM's VP and Communications Committee Chair, at matt.williams@newfacultymajority.inf

New Faculty Majority (NFM) national campaign will help eligible adjunct college and university faculty obtain unemployment compensation in between academic terms.  Many instructors don't check to see whether they are eligible.  Others are denied on grounds of having reasonable assurance of re-employment, a phrase in federal law whose invocation by postsecondary employers has been challenged, most successfully in California and Washington, by arguing that employment which depends on variables like enrollment, funding, and administrative prerogative cannot constitute reasonable assurance. (see full new release)

 
5/24/10

AAUP's 2010 Summer Institute July 29- August 1, 2010

 

 

Registration for AAUP's 2008 Summer Institutewill open  mid Aprli. This year's Summer Institute will be held at the San Diego University. Course offerings include such classics as contract negotiations, developing your state conference, government relations, member recruitment and chapter development, and higher education data and research, as well as such new offerings as union murals, art, and agit-prop; improving campus antidiscrimination policies and domestic partner benefits; and working with the media. This year's excursions include a clam bake on Friday evening and a trip to Newport on Saturday.

For more info about the 2008 Institute and about the Kingston area,
please go to: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/about/events/SI/default.htm

 
4/20/10

NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2010, Election Results

  4/17//10


Congratulations to the following NYS Conference Executive Committee Members:

President: David Linton (Marymount Manhattan) [Statement]

Vice President: Jeanette Jeneault (Syracuse University) [Statement]

Members at Large (2): Jeffrey Baker (Rochester Institute of Technology) [Statement], Dr. John Polimeni (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) [Statement])

 


Message from President Goldberg Re: Nominations for ASC Officers and Board Member

 

2/8/10

If you are interested in standing for election to the offices of the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences (ASC) as Secretary, Treasure, or as Member-at-Large of the ASC Executive Committe please send your name and contact information to me at goldberg@adelphi.edu. I will then contact leaders of other state conferences to get your name placed in nomination.

Thanks very much.
Stephen Z. Goldberg
President, New York Conference AAUP

 


Coalition of Contingent Labor, August 13-15, 2010

 

2/3//10

The next Conference of the Coalition of Contingent Labor will be held in Quebec City, Quebec, August 13-15, 2010 at Université Laval. This is a terrific activist conference on academic workforce issues--good for both union and nonunionchapters. More information is available at http://cocalinternational.org/events.html . Registration is not yet open.

 


Ellen Schrecker & Jeanette Jeneault of the NYS Conference Speak Out

10/21/09
Ellen Schrecker discusses the importance of the AAUP and the working conditions of college and university faculty.   Jeanette Jeneault of Syracuse University discusses organizing part-time faculty  
Ellen Schrecker   Jeanette Jeanault  

NYS AAUP Fall Conference October 16-17th, 2009 at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

 

 
The NYS AAUP ConferenceFall 2009 will be held at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY on October 16-17th, 2009. Please join us.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sandra Scott Cannon

Dr. Sandra Cannon Scott, nominee for membership on the HBCU National Committee of AAUP, is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Scott Consulting of Augusta, GA, a company that empowers diverse populations including faith-based ministries, unique individuals in transition, and organizations led by women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities to reach their greatest potential via customized economic recovery efforts.

Topic: Academic Accessibility and Accountability...Are We There Yet?
Dr. Sandra Scott Cannon
 
9/5//09

AAUP National Survey Request

 

 

We have been working hard to improve communications with our members. With changes in Academe (and more to come), updates and new features on our Web site, and our regular e-newsletters, we have been doing our best to keep our members informed. And many of you have responded by posting comments on the Academe Web site and by responding (sometimes heatedly) to our newsletters. But we need to hear from many more of you and on a broader range of issues. We need to better understand who our members are. For that reason we are inviting, actually urging you to take our first-ever member survey. You can access the survey here:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=k0mGF1HFHgT2yEtgrVFyKw_3d_3d

 
9/9//09

NYS AAUP Spring Conference April 17-18th, 2009

 

 
Please join us for the NYS AAUP Conference Spring 2009 to be held April 17-18th at Marymount Manhattan College, NY, NY. Our keynote speakers will be Martin Snyder, Assocciate General Secretary & Executive Director of AAUP External Relations and Alan Lubin, Executive Vice President of NYSUT. Register by March 22, 2009 if you would like to reserve a room at Hotel 57. Conference Elections will be held on Saturday April 18th. The Election slate is included within the Conference Agenda.
Martin Snyder

Martin Snyder
Associate General Secretary,
Director of External Relations

Keynote Speaker

Topic:

Working Together with AAUP

Information:

Dr. Snyder joined the national staff of the AAUP in July 1999 as Associate Secretary and Director for Academic Freedom and Professional Standards.  He now serves as Director of External Relations. Dr. Snyder is also an adjunct professor of humanities at the University of Maryland University College

Alan Lubin

Alan Lubin
Executive VP NYSUT


Keynote Speaker

Topic:

Legislative Initiatives in New York State Related to Higher Education

Information:

NYSUT
 
3/10//09

NYS AAUP Fall Conference October 17-18th, 2008

 

 
The NYS AAUP Fall Conference was held October 17-18th, 2008 at Hilbert College, Hamburg, NY. Our keynote speaker was Vinny Terilli who is one of the founders of Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) .
Keynote Speaker: Vinny Tirelli ( Brooklyn College/CUNY/PSC)

Vinny Tirelli is one of the founders of the Coalition Of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) and is the co-moderator of ADJ-L@ADJ-L.ORG, the listserve for contingent academic labor and their friends. He is currently an adjunct assistant professor of political science at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, a former member of the Executive Council of the Professional Staff Congress - CUNY (AFT Local 2334), and a proud member of the AAUP. His dissertation is titled “The Invisible Faculty Fight Back: Contingent Academic Labor and the Political Economy of the Corporate University” (CUNY Graduate Center, 2007).

Topic: Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor

Information: COCAL VIII; Inside Higher Education: For Adjuncts, Progress and Complexities
Vinny Terelli
 
9/14//08

Antioch College Support Petition

 

 
The faculty of Antioch College, are trying to reach, and mobilize signatures from, as many academics around the nation as possible in our effort to maintain public pressure on the Antioch University Board of Trustees as they negotiate with the Antioch College Alumni Association over the future of our (now closed) College. Please sign the petition.

Iveta Jusova (Ohio AAUP member)
 
8/12/08

Ninety-fourth Annual Meeting of the AAUP June 12–15, 2008

 

 

The Ninety-fourth Annual Meeting of the AAUP titled, Scholars in Peril, is scheduled for June 12–15, 2008 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St., NW Washington, DC 2000. The featured speaker Adam Habib, deputy vice-chancellor of research, innovation, and advancement at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, is a renowned scholar and sought-after political analyst. More details are available at: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/about/events/AM/

 
4/8/08

The Education & Labor Collaborative Friday March 28, & Saturday March 29, 2008

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Education & Labor Collaborative Forum announced for March 28-29th, 2008. This Forum, hosted by the United Federation of Teachers, will provide an opportunity for educators and unionists to explore issues raised by this education and labor collaborative initiative, and to consider ways and means of implementing the products of such collaboration. The Forum will offer workshops and interactive dialogue sessions that provide examples of the sort of projects that could help us reach our goals of a public educated in its collective self-interest, and a teacher corps better prepared to provide such an education.

Register to attend the Forum
 
3/4/08

NYS AAUP Spring Conference April 18-19th, 2008

 

 
Look for the conference report in the May issue of NY Academe. NYS Leadership team updated.   4/23/08
The NYS AAUP Spring Conference will be held on April 18-19th, 2008. So far we are set for meeting space Friday 4/18 at St John's 1:00PM-7:00PM with the support of the local St John's AAUP chapter. Friday evening dinner will be at Verdi's Italian Restaurant in a private room 8-11PM and th ekeynote speaker will be Joe Berry. Joe Berry will discuss his book, Reclaiming the Ivory Tower: Organizing Adjuncts to Change Higher Education and issues related to contingent faculty. Saturday 4/19 we will be at Hofstra 8:30AM - 1PM with support of the Hofstra Chapter and our keynote speaker will be James Berger. James Berger will discuss the challenges we face with the increasing emphasis on outcomes assessment and mission statement drafting.

Register for the NYS AAUP Spring Conference 2008 now using our on-line form. Complete conference agenda is now available. Hotel accommodations for out of town attendees will be at the LaGuardia Courtyard Marriott with free transportation to/from LaGuardia Airport airport. Hotel reservations must be requested via our on line conference registration form by 3/29/08.
 
The NYS AAUP Fall Conference was held October 19-20, 2007 at NYSUT in Latham, N.Y.. Read the approved minutes.
 
2/24/08
Joe Berry

Joe Berry -
Keynote Speaker

Topic: Contingent Faculty Issues

Reclaiming the Ivory Tower

James Berger

James Berger - Keynote Speaker

Topic: Challenges We Face with the Increasing Emphasis on Outcomes Assessment

AAUP : A Mission Counterstatement

Book : After the End

   

AAUP Reorganization to create three interlocked entities under one AAUP umbrella

 

 

On December 13, 2007, AAUP president Cary Nelson contacted members alerting them to the new constitutions and explaining the constitution-adoption process. The constitutions have been extensively reviewed and approved by the Restructuring Task Force, the Committee on Organization of the Association, the executive committees of the AAUP’s Assembly of State Conferences and Collective Bargaining Congress, the Executive Committee of the AAUP Council and the Council as a whole, AAUP staff, and outside counsel. At the annual meeting in June, AAUP members will vote on whether to adopt the constitution of the AAUP. Delegates to the June meeting of the Collective Bargaining Congress will vote separately on the new AAUP-CBC constitution. The decision to create the AAUP Foundation rests with the elected national Council, the body with financial oversight responsibility for the Association. (Details)

  12/13/07

AAUP Introductory Reduced Membership Dues Offer

 

 

In February non-members at 2/3rds of US Higher Ed Non-Unionized Institutions will receive an introductory reduced dues offer, while nonmembers at 1/3 of the schools will receive a full dues offer. The reduced introductoryoffer will be $60 annual dues to nonmembers earning $60,000 or less and $120 annual dues to people earning more than $60,000. Advocacy Chapters have been invited to add a local recruitment letter to the National offer which must be sent to Katherine Isaac, AAUP Dept of Organizing and Services (kisaac@aaup.org) by January 15th. We urge all chapters to do so.

  12/5/07

Freedom in the Classroom (2007)

 

 
AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure has released a new report, Freedom in the Classroom (2007) to assess arguments made in support of recent legislative efforts to regulate classroom instruction. The 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure affirms that "teachers are entitled to freedom in the classroom in discussing their subject." This affirmation was meant to codify understandings of academic freedom commonly accepted in 1940. In recent years these understandings have become controversial. Private groups have sought to regulate classroom instruction, advocating the adoption of statutes that would prohibit teachers from challenging deeply held student beliefs or that would require professors to maintain "diversity" or "balance" in their teaching. This report is a response to these efforts.
 
9/12/07

AAUP Campus Equity Week

 

 
Campus Equity Week highlights the exploitation of contingent Faculty and is October 29 - November 4, 2007. The purpose of the week is to bring attention to the poor working conditions of many contingent faculty members and to the threats to higher education posed by an increasing reliance on part- and full-time non-tenure-track appointments. Additional information and resources are available on the AAUP site.
 
9/1/07

AAUP Contingent Faculty Index 2006

 

 
The objective of the AAUP Contingent Faculty Index 2006 is to provide comparable data at the campus level, enabling faculty, students, administrators, governing board members, and the general public to participate in local discussions about the impact of contingent faculty employment on the quality of higher education
 
8/27/07

AAUP Leadership Training Fall 2007 Announced

 

 
This year’s AAUP fallleadership training will be held in AAUP’s Washington DC office, Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27. More information. Review the report of last years AAUP Leader Training Fall 2006.
 
6/27/07

AAUP Summer Institute - $750 grants available!

 

 
AAUP Summer Institute will be held July 19-July22 at the University of Nevada-Reno. The NYS Conference will share costs for first time attendees up to $750. Contact us for more information. For complete conference details and registration go to: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/About/events/2007-SI/
 
6/16/07

AAUP Annual Meeting

   
AAUP’s 93rd Annual Meeting was held in Washington, D.C., June 7-10, 2007... annual meeting reports are available on the AAUP website.  
6/12/07

Pace University’s embattled president, David A. Caputo stepping down June 3.

 

 
His abrupt departure, announced yesterday by university officials, follows a faculty request this month that university trustees seek his resignation. Stephen J. Friedman, the dean of Pace’s law school, will become interim president... more...  
5/16/07

Roger Bowen to Leave as AAUP's Chief in June

 

 
Cary Nelson, president of AAUP, said its governing body would discuss how the job of general secretary might be changed before the organization begins a search for Mr. Bowen’s replacement... more...  
5/5/07

Spring Issue of NY Academe Published

   
Read NY Academe Volume 31, Number 4, Spring 2007 [112K PDF] . Should your chapter not be recieving the NY Academe please contact our editor, Jeff Kraus.  
3/19/07

AAUP General Discussion List

   
AAUP maintains a national information discussion focused on issues related to the Academy >>> Subscribe to the AAUP General Discussion List  
1/30/07

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