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NYS Conference Call for Nominations - 12/01/17

New York State Conference, AAUP Election Committee    Call For Nominations  Nominations for the Executive Council of the New York State Conference of the AAUP are now open. The following offices are open: • President (2-year term) • Secretary (4-year te... - Read More

NYS AAUP Conference Fall 2017 - 10/28/17

Updated 9/20/2017 The New York State Conference of the AAUP will hold its Fall 2017 meeting on October 28th and 29th. Unlike previous meetings, it will be held on Saturday and Sunday to accommodate those teaching or otherwise unavailable on Fridays. The meeting will take place at the Fairfield Inn... - Read More

Campus Equity Week - 10/19/17

CAMPUS EQUITY WEEK 2017, Halloween Week With only a few weeks left before Campus Equity Week, it's time to plan and publicize your action! Follow the mAsk4CampusEquity campaign on Twitter @2017CEW and use the hashtags #2017CEW and/or #mask4ce. Visit the Facebook page &q... - Read More

Why You Should Vote NO on the New York State Constitutional Convention - 10/19/17

In November 2017, on Election Day, the citizens of New York will be asked if there should be a convention to revise the state constitution. The answer will impact every New York resident. Our constitution provides the structure and organization of our state government and protects the fundamental ri... - Read More

Your Union Dues Now Tax-Deductible - 10/18/17

Under a provision passed in the 2017-18 New York State budget, your union dues are now fully deductible from your New York State taxes, if you itemize deductions. For more, read this article: http://nydn.us/2p2CvLs - Read More

Attack on Workers Compensation in New York - 10/18/17

On September 1, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board issued proposed regulations and a draft of new “impairment guidelines.”  The Board’s proposals completely disregard the New York State Legislature’s charge to update its guidelines based on &ldquo... - Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NYS AAUP Conference Elections 2016 - 04/18/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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