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December 2, 2014

EMU AAUP Executive Committee Election 2014

Position     Candidate President Susan Moeller Vice President Rhonda Fowler Treasurer Howard Bunsis Secretary Jenny Kindred Member At Large (select 4) Jessica Elton   Elizabeth Currans […]
November 7, 2014

Health Care Options for Faculty at EMU 2015

Open enrollment upon us. If you are confused about your choices, Please follow this link for an explaination of your choices.
October 13, 2014

Administrations looking for more ways to cut academics

Is there a way to reduce costs and preserve appropriate student-faculty ratios?

It’s hard to raise much excitement over a chart, but a recent one that breaks down how colleges can reduce the number of sections they teach and reduce faculty time while educating the same number of students might be getting there. But not all the excitement is positive. 

September 15, 2014

EMU-AAUP Newsletter; September 2014

EMU-AAUP Newsletter – Issue One – September 2014
August 26, 2014

In a Fight for More Funds, Professors Quantify Colleges’ Neglect of Instruction

By Peter Schmidt

The humble calculator has emerged as a powerful weapon for faculty members battling administrators over spending.

When university leaders say they need to hold down instructional spending because of a budget crunch, the American Association of University Professors often seeks to debunk their claims by crunching numbers.

August 14, 2014

Eastern Michigan University Professors Concerned With School’s Ties To Charters

Simmering faculty concerns about Eastern Michigan University’s involvement with the Education Achievement Authority may bring additional focus to state concerns over the charter schools it authorizes. […]
June 21, 2014

USA Today Article on New EMU Gray Turf

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June 17, 2014

Howard Bunsis Presentation on Number of Faculty at EMU

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June 17, 2014

Howard Bunsis Speech to the Board of Regents 6/10/14

I have been involved in AAUP leadership for 10 years.  This calendar year has been the worst in those 10 years in terms of faculty-administration relationships, and implementation of the contract. The support for such a claim is simple: we currently have 1 ULP and 4 arbitrations pending.   Faculty members do not feel as if they are protected in terms of safety. Untenured faculty members are afraid to speak.  The dept. of AA has violated the contract in numerous cases, and young, untenured faculty members are being told that if they go to the union, they will have problems.  By itself, this is another ULP that we have yet to file

May 9, 2014

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