December 11, 2013

Comments and Signatures from petitions against the EAA

Public Comments to the Board of Regents Petition Signatures Commentary from the MoveOn Petition Voices of our Community 
December 10, 2013

Howard Bunsis Speech to Board of Regents December 10, 2013

I am speaking today in support of our College of Education colleagues, who are truly outstanding educators and teachers. You will hear from those educators – and their students - the numerous reasons why EMU s relationship with the EAA needs to be ended, unequivocally, as soon as possible. We at the EMU-AAUP fully support this stance, and today I am personally stating that EMU should end this relationship. The main reason for this position is that the EAA hurts our students, and it will have significant negative ramifications for the College of Education at EMU.

December 10, 2013

College of Education Faculty Member Steve Camron’s Speech to the BOR 12/10/13

Thank you for the opportunity to address the Board of Regents. EMU stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity. Your first responsibility is to our students in order to maintain the integrity of our mission and values, succinctly summarized in our motto: Education First.

December 9, 2013

College of Education Rally protesting EMU’s alliance with the EAA

Click here to view video from the COE rally protesting EMU’s alliance with the EAA

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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July 10, 2012

“Unpresidential” incident for EMU President Susan Martin

EMU President Susan Martin releases a statement describing an “unpresidential” incident that occured following after an alumni event in Washington, D.C. this past April.   From: […]
July 11, 2012

Clerical Union Rejects University Proposal

The Clerical Union voted down the University Contract offer yesterday. Out of 187 votes, 182 (97.3%) voted no, while 5 (2.7%) voted yes. Thanks to everyone […]
July 12, 2012

EMU-AAUP Faculty Union Statement on Reprimand of President Martin

July 11, 2012

EMU AAUP Statement on Reprimand of President Martin

July 13, 2012

July 10, 2012

DAY 8 – July 10, 2012, 10 – 4 p.m.

Hi everyone – sorry this update is late in coming. We were distracted on Wednesday at the EMU-AAUP as we had to respond to many press requests for comments on President Martin’s reprimand letter from the Board of Regents. Hopefully that situation will not affect our negotiations.