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
December 3, 2013

EMU faculty urge university to drop out of Education Achievement Authority

 Faculty at Eastern Michigan University increased their pressure on the university to pull out of the Education Achievement Authority Tuesday with about 50 protestors marching outside […]
November 19, 2013

Reminder: Voting Ends Friday, November 22nd

If you have not yet voted in the EMU AAUP Executive Committee Special Election, please make sure you do so by following the link in the email […]
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.

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 
August 21, 2013

Discussion of State Appropriations to Eastern Michigan Unviersity

Click here to view the Discussion of State Appropriation to Eastern Michigan University
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.

June 23, 2013

Problems and Solutions with the Payroll Process for Faculty at EMU

Click here to view the problems and solutions to the payroll issues faculty are facing at EMU.
June 23, 2013

President Howard Bunsis’ Speech to the Board of Regents 6/18/13

Speech to Board of Regents

June 18, 2013


There are a few things I would like to discuss today:

The payroll situation

Faculty input and shared governance



April 11, 2013

Legislature divided over funding penalties tied to right-to-work

LANSING — The state House and Senate are at odds again. This time, the disagreement is over state funding penalties — totaling tens of millions of […]