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Welcome to the home page of Wright State University's chapter of AAUP: the American Association of University Professors. On this page, you'll find What's New; Not New, but still Noteworthy; Site Highlights; and general information about AAUP.

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What's New?

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Messages about Current Issues at WSU

Letter to All BUFMs from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich

April 22, 2016

Please attend the WSU Board of Trustees meeting next Friday, April 29 at 8:30am in the Berry Room of the Nutter Center. ...

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Letter to the WSU Board of Trustees from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich, on behalf of the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee

April 13, 2016

To the Wright State University Board of Trustees:

Although the president and provost made the case that a budget deficit needs to be addressed, they have not been very clear on the size of the deficit nor have they acknowledged any internal causes of the deficit. Instead, ...

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Letter to WSU President David Hopkins and the WSU Board of Trustees from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich, on behalf of the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee

April 10, 2016

To President David Hopkins and the Wright State University Board of Trustees:

In light of what has been happening at our University, the weekly e-mails we receive from President Hopkins paint a picture that bears little resemblance to reality. ...

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Letters to WSU Faculty from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich:

April 8, 2016

To all Bargaining Unit Faculty:

We appreciate the Faculty Senate asking for faculty input into the budget review. Without the creativity and insight of our members, the Administration will likely take the easy way out and resort simply to cutting targets of opportunity to solve the crisis it created. ...

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April 4, 2016

Dear Colleagues:

This past week, the president and the provost met with the deans to present their budget-remediation plan. The key element of the plan seems to be that, as an "exercise," each college will be asked to identify mechanisms for cutting its budget by up to 8%. ...

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small colored dot Interested in retirement issues? See the May 11 testimony of Michael J. Nehf, Executive Director of STRS-Ohio, before an Ohio House committee, and an STRS fact sheet on the Mitigating Rate associated to Alternative Retirement Programs, to which much of Mr. Nehf's testimony pertains.
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We have published another edition of our Right Flier newsletter. This brief issue touches upon a statement of support for the faculty and students at the University of Hyderabad (India), two forthcoming events (an Open House and a Chapter Meeting), and AAUP elections, both local and national.

small colored dot We have signed an Agreement Regarding Multi-Section Distance Learning Courses that Include College Credit Plus (CCP) Students with five appendices.
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Amendments to the chapter's Constitution and Bylaws were approved by a vote ending December 11, 2015. An issue of the Right Flier newsletter describes proposed amendments to the previous Chapter Constitution and Bylaws. The proposed amendments themselves can be viewed in in this pdf file, in which the proposed changes are shown relative to the previous Chapter Constitution and Bylaws.

small colored dot We have signed a new MOU to ensure reasonable uniformity in the workloads assigned, within a given college, to new TET BUFMs.
small colored dot Three MOUs pertain to changes in the the HDHP Medical Insurance Plan, Outside Letters for Promotion and Tenure of TET BUFMs, and Counting Visiting Professor Service as Years at the Lecturer or Instructor Rank. Five more pertain to teaching loads for TET BUFMs at the Lake Campus, teaching loads for all BUFMs in CoNH, questions to be used in the Online Student Evaluation forms, Extensions of Special Fellowship Leaves, and Committees in CoNH for the 2015-2016 Academic Year.
small colored dot We have signed an MOU specifying whether BUFMs on academic year appointments must take sick leave if, for example, a class or lab is missed.
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Noteworthy links: Ohio Conference of the AAUP; The Academe Blog (opinions published there do not necessarily represent the policies of AAUP); Academe Blog posts by Marty Kich broadly segregated by topic, not necessarily Ohio-specific in scope: Ohio Higher Ed, Ohio Labor, Ohio Politics, and Stuff for a Slow Day; see also our links page.

   

 

 

 

Not New, but still Noteworthy

 

 

Site Highlights

Guide to Acronyms This guide to acronyms may help you understand various communications issued by AAUP-WSU, including this very web page and others on this site.
Current CBA for NTE faculty Here is the 2014-2017 CBA for NTE faculty. We expect the printed version to be essentially identical to this PDF file.
Workload Agreement for NTE faculty A Memorandum of Understanding containing the workload agreement for NTE faculty can be viewed here. Various amendments to the original agreement are embedded in the online copy.
Current CBA for TET faculty Here is the 2014-2017 CBA for TET faculty. We expect the printed version to be essentially identical to this PDF file.
Workload Agreement for TET faculty

Our Workload Agreement for TET faculty was ratified in the fall of 2010 and signed November 10, 2010; you may view it here. Various amendments to the original agreement are embedded in the online copy.

Agreements

Various agreements that supplement our Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs): these agreements pertain to such topics as non-standard computer equipment, Peer Evaluations of Teaching Needed for Promotion to Senior Lecturer or to Clinical Assistant Professor, and modifications of the workload agreements as they pertain to TET BUFMs at Lake Campus and all BUFMs in the College of Nursing and Health

Videos Videos of interest to members of AAUP-WSU are posted here.
Join

Why join the AAUP-WSU? Find out here. To join, faculty in either collective bargaining unit need only print out, fill in, and return this form.

Academic Unit Bylaws Fully approved bylaws have been posted for academic departments and colleges.
Newsletter

Read recent issues of The Right Flier, the newsletter of the AAUP-WSU.

Grievances

Our Collective Bargaining Agreements provide for a grievance procedure; see Article 16 in either the CBA for TET faculty or the CBA for NTE faculty. The approved grievance form is available as a PDF document (print out and fill in by hand) and as a Word document, with fields ready to fill in (after which you should print out, sign, and date).

How to Contact

How to contact the AAUP-WSU

Staff Contact our Administrative Assistant.
Officers

Officers and Committees of the AAUP-WSU

Constitution and Bylaws

Chapter Constitution and Bylaws of the AAUP-WSU, including amendments adopted in a vote ending December 11, 2015.

Links

Links to selected AAUP sites and chapters plus links to other sites, including the AFL-CIO and access to Ohio Revised Code 4117 -- the portion of Ohio state law governing Public Employees' Collective Bargaining

 

About AAUP and AAUP-WSU

To quote from the association's web site,

"The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‚Äźdoctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good."

Wright State University's chapter -- the AAUP-WSU-- welcomes all university faculty into its membership. The chapter also acts as the collective bargaining agent for two bargaining units: (1) tenure-track and tenured faculty (excepting those holding certain administrative appointments at the rank of chair and higher) on both the Dayton and Celina (Lake) campuses, and (2) non-tenure-eligible "NTE" faculty (excepting those with primary appointments in the Boonshoft School of Medicine or the School of Professional Psychology) on both the Dayton and Celina (Lake) campuses. All Wright State University faculty -- adjunct faculty, faculty with administrative appointments, faculty with primary appointments in the Boonshoft School of Medicine or the School of Professional Psychology -- as well as faculty in the two bargaining units described above -- are cordially invited to join the AAUP-WSU, as are emeritus faculty, academic professionals, and graduate students.

This page was last modified on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Corrections, comments, and suggestions are most welcome. Contact the webmaster for this page at aaupwsu@gmail.com. To contact the chapter, please see our Staff, Officers, and Committees page.

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