March 3, 2015

EMU-AAUP/EMU Contract Negotiations Update

Dear EMU Faculty:

The collective bargaining contract between the EMU-AAUP and EMU expires on August 31, 2015.  As you have hopefully heard from your stewards and bargaining council representatives, Bargaining Council is already in session and working on contract issues.  Attached to this email is the list of Bargaining Council representatives.

March 3, 2015

Message on Classroom Student Conduct – Response to Provost’s Email

Dear EMU Faculty Colleagues:

One particular item that the EMU-AAUP will address in negotiations is faculty and student safety in the classroom and our ongoing disagreement with the administration's understanding and handling of the matter. The administration's position was articulated in the Provost's most recent email (February 17) to the faculty as is discussed below.  Although we are pleased that the Provost finally communicated with the faculty about this situation, we have concerns with the additional comments and interpretations on faculty and student safety as evidenced in her email.

In discussions with the Provost, and based on her comments in a recent Senate meeting, it appears that she believes that the faculty need to put more 'rules' in their syllabi to cover disruptive student behavior and the outcome of such behavior to be imposed by a faculty member.  The Provost wants the EMU administration to have cover if a faculty member demands that a student be removed from their classes.  

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

Read the USA Today Article
June 17, 2014

Howard Bunsis Presentation on Number of Faculty at EMU

Click here to view the presentation