The purpose of this association is to promote the interests of the Field Staff through training, development and networking; to share ideas relative to collective bargaining and chapter/conference development; and to promote the ideals of the AAUP.


Caryl Schiff-Greatorex, Chair

Steve Finner, Vice Chair

Deborah Herman, Secretary

Scott Barns, Treasurer

Ellen Benson, Information Coordinator


Just went to catch up on @CUNYfrist parody account & see it has been suspended. Someone in the CUNY administration not finding it funny?
Education Department publishes final rules on campus crime reporting @insidehighered shar.es/1m8SpU
Are you a member of an AAUP union in the West? Plan to join us Jan 31 for the AAUP-CBC Western Regional Meeting at Cal State U Los Angeles
Congratulations to our brothers & sisters of the California Faculty Assn on a TA! insidehighered.com/quicktakes/201…
"How can we help students out of poverty when faculty are also living in it?” sfreporter.com/santafe/articl… sfreporter.com/santafe/articl…
Most adjuncts in survey supply own computers & office space, receive no training re students with special needs. insidehighered.com/quicktakes/201…
Significant minorities of respondents didn’t receive curriculum guidelines, sample syllabi, access to copying. insidehighered.com/quicktakes/201…
Interesting study of adjunct faculty at George Mason: Grad Students Release Adjunct Study shar.es/1mYGit
Good news from Rider! On 10/5, a tentative agreement was reached and will be recommended by the negotiation team. bit.ly/1vGUvnQ
Are you a smart, energetic, experienced organizer? Check out our Pacific Northwest lead organizer position: aaup.org/about/staff/em…
A useful op-ed by the president of our Ohio AAUP conference: Opinion: Bloat driving up costs cin.ci/1sIBTqJ
Chicago severs ties With Chinese government-funded Confucius Institute @insidehighered shar.es/1aZ8H5
Courtesy of the Front Range AAUP Chapter: recipes to raise awareness of poverty wages; Cooking Up Adjunct Activism shar.es/1adrNB
We're happy to welcome Michael Bérubé as the new guest editor of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom! bit.ly/1yrj3H8
You can find more info on faculty handbooks and all of these topics at aaup.org
Other topics often covered in faculty handbooks: sexual harassment, sexual assault, academic-industry partnerships, professional ethics
Having access to an elected grievance committee is a central element of academic due process
AAUP policies distinguish between suspensions imposed prior to a dismissal for cause hearing, and those that are imposed as a sanction
#tenure protects academic freedom
Faculty who allege inadequate consideration have the right to have case reviewed by faculty committee
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