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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?

small colored dot To facilitate the interchange of ideas regarding recent events at the University, we have created a blog at which you can leave your comments. Please visit https://aaupwsublog.wordpress.com .

Messages about Current Issues at WSU

  • October 5, 2016 / "Cracking the Nut," Part 5 / As closely as we can calculate from the audited financial statements, the Wright State Applied Research Corporation (WSARC) cost the university almost $8 million between 2012 and 2015 ... Download a pdf copy of the entire article, or view it at the AAUP-WSU blog.
  • September 11, 2016 / To President David Hopkins and the WSU Board of Trustees (from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich, for the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee) / The AAUP-WSU wants to notify the upper administration that we strongly oppose the firing of any bargaining unit faculty that support the core mission of our University: teaching our students. Fiscal mismanagement by the central administration has ...   ... You need to trim administrative bloat and to cut entities that have generated costs rather than revenues and reinvest in the core mission of this university. If you are either unable or unwilling to act in this way, then you should resign. Download a pdf copy of the entire letter, or view it at the AAUP-WSU blog.
  • September 9, 2016 / "Cracking the Nut" Part 4 / When the administration was presenting its plan to address the budget ...
  • September 1, 2016 / "Cracking the Nut" Part 3 /[When] President Hopkins announced that the university would no longer be hosting the first presidential debate ...
  • August 9-13, 2016 / "Cracking the Nut" Part 2 /... the second in a series [about] budgets ...
  • August 1-4, 2016 / "Cracking the Nut" Part 1 /... the first in a series of communications [about] budgets ...
  • April 22, 2016 / to All BUFMs (from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich) / Please attend the WSU Board of Trustees meeting ... Click here to read the rest!
  • April 13, 2016 / To the Wright State University Board of Trustees (from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich, for the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee) / Although the president and provost made the case that a budget deficit needs to be addressed ... Click here to read the rest!
  • April 10, 2016 / To President David Hopkins and the Wright State University Board of Trustees (from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich, for the AAUP-WSU Executive Committee) / 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. ... Click here to read the rest!
  • To WSU Faculty from AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich:
small colored dot We have signed three new MOUs: one to establish the calendar for AY 2018-2019; another to continue the use of numerical student evaluations for untenured TET faculty who began their probationary periods at Wright State before January 1, 2016; and another to resolve a conflict between CBA sections pertaining to the right to teach in summer vs. distance learning courses.
small colored dot AAUP-WSU Marty Kich referred to a spreadsheet in his August 1 message "Cracking the Nut" Part 1 about budget reductions. You may view the spreadsheet as a pdf file or as an actual MS Excel file.
small colored dot We have signed an MOU regarding Promotion and Tenure Committee Membership (university, college, and department) to facilitate as-necessary meetings during the summer.
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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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 Friday, October 7, 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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