September 15, 2014

EMU-AAUP Newsletter; September 2014

EMU-AAUP Newsletter – Issue One – September 2014
September 15, 2014

EMU-AAUP Newsletter; September 2014

EMU-AAUP Newsletter – Issue 1 – 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. […]

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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June 1, 2012

Faculty Unions Mobilize to Regain Lost Ground in Elections

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides an overview of faculty union activities across the U.S. related to the 2012 elections in a feature article from May […]
June 6, 2012

EMU AAUP Negotiations Kickoff Rally Video

EMU AAUP Negotiations Kickoff Rally    
June 6, 2012

June 5, 2012

DAY 1 – June 5, 2012 10-4 p.m.

Our first day of negotiations with the EMU Administration went well.

June 9, 2012

June 8, 2012

DAY 2 – June 8, 2012 10-4 p.m.

Day 2  went well.  We are whipping through the clean up language such as deleting spring/summer semesters from the contract and replacing them with summer subterms, along with adding school directors to the contract as department heads. We are also putting relevant appendices into the contract itself.