August 1, 2012

July 24, 2012

Day 12 – July 24, 2012, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

 

A vendor who designs software to support student course evaluations gave a short presentation over the phone. The evaluation forms would be completed online by our students. However, after the presentation, we told the administration we were not interested in having students complete evaluations online. The average response rate for the online system is less than 50% while the response rate with paper and pencil is about 85%. We believe that proctors are needed; this would eliminate the responsibility on the faculty and students of administering, collecting, or turning in the completed forms.

 

August 1, 2012

July 19, 2012

DAY 11 – July 19, 2012, 10 – Noon

 

Today Blue Cross/Blue Shield gave a presentation to both teams on the HMO options they are offering – Healthy Living and Basic - and the Health Savings Account options which EMU has made available as an option for both the clericals and administrators. The Health Savings Account or HSA is a high deductible plan that covers the same services we currently have. The difference is that EMU will charge a premium of $360 annually to singles and up to $1080 annually to couples/families; there are also deductibles of $2500 for singles and $5000 for couples/families. The University is, however, offering to give $500 toward the deductible for singles and $1000 for couples/families to offset the premiums. Any balance left in the HSA can be carried forward into the next calendar year. The drawback to this plan is that a faculty member must pay the entire deductible out of pocket before the health insurance begins to pay.

 

 

July 23, 2012

Tenure on the Line at Wayne State

Tenure on the Line ay Wayne State July 23, 2012 – 3:00am ByScott Jaschik The faculty union at Wayne State University says that proposals made by […]
July 23, 2012

Tenure on the Line at Wayne Statew

Tenure on the Line ay Wayne State July 23, 2012 – 3:00am ByScott Jaschik The faculty union at Wayne State University says that proposals made by […]

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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August 20, 2013

EMU AAUP President Howard Bunsis quoted in the Detroit Free Press

Two independent pension studies appear to back Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr’s position that the city’s retirement funds are seriously underfunded and based on optimistic assumptions — major reasons Orr has given for pushing the city into bankruptcy — the Free Press has learned.

The Milliman reports, dated June 4 and obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests filed by the Free Press, offer projections of the financial liabilities of the General Retirement System and the Police and Fire Retirement System under several potential scenarios. A more complete report from Milliman will be released next week. The city commissioned the $350,000 Milliman report.

August 21, 2013

Discussion of State Appropriations to Eastern Michigan Unviersity

Click here to view the Discussion of State Appropriation to Eastern Michigan University
October 30, 2013

EMU-AAUP Analysis of Health Care Plan Options for 2014

Attached is the analysis of the 2014 EMU heath care options from the EMU AAUP 
November 19, 2013

EAA and the College of Education Council Letter to the Board of Regents

Click here to read several recent articles pertaining to the involvement of EMU with the Educational Achievment Authority (EAA).  

The following is a letter to the BOR sent by the COE Council:

Dear EMU Board of Regents, President Martin, and Provost Schatzel,

We, the faculty members of the College of Education Council, as representatives of the faculty of this college, respectfully request that the university’s participation in the inter-local agreement that created the Education Achievement Authority be severed immediately. We base our request on the following rationale:

We find the undermining of democratic processes represented in the creation of a district outside the purview of public decision-making and oversight to be in direct conflict with this university’s mission and our legacy as a champion of public education. This violation of our principles is now beginning to affect our historically strong relationship with local schools, as local districts have begun to respond. In a strong protest of EMU’s involvement in the EAA, the leadership of the Michigan Education Association in Washtenaw County is now moving to boycott placement of our student teachers in their schools. They have plans to work with unions in other nearby counties to do the same. Obviously this response will have detrimental impacts on enrollment and student credit hour production as the effects of this teacher-led action undermine our ability to attract students to our programs, and carry out necessary aspects of our national accreditation.