March 13, 2015

Open Letter to EMU President on the Status of Women

Sue Martin, President Eastern Michigan University Dear President Martin, The Committee on the Status on Women is a standing committee of the American Philosophical Association (APA). […]
March 12, 2015

Your company’s health insurance costs are going down. But yours are going up.

An interesting article from Vox about the cost of health care (and who is paying for it). Click here to read the article.
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.  


The Four Pillars of the EMU-AAUP


American Association of University Professors

Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

Our mission is to advance the core values of the American Association of University Professors: academic freedom and shared governance. The AAUP has been standing up for these principles since its founding 1915, and we believe that these values ensure that higher education will enhance the common good..


Working Together for the benefit of EMU

Professors Acting Collectively for the Betterment of EMU

The EMU-AAUP is the union and collective bargaining agent for the tenure and tenure-track faculty at Eastern Michigan University, and has represented the faculty since 1974. As a union, we work to act collectively to make EMU a better place, so that we can best educate and learn with the dedicated students of EMU.



We are all better off when we work together

Public Higher Education is a Public Good

To stand up and fight for the basic principle that public higher education is a public good, and to defend the institution against the corporatization of our universities. The EMU-AAUP will stand with other labor organizations, community groups, student groups and others who will fight the attacks on working people, and stand with those who believe we are always better off if we act and work together.

Research makes a difference in our communities

Promote Research and Knowledge Dissemination

We promote the interests of education and research in higher education, so that we can create and disseminate knowledge. This research will help us understand the world around us, which will make a difference in our local communities and beyond.

 

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