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.
|We have posted Volume 14, Number 4 of our Right Flier newsletter. This issue includes the article "The Coming Battle over Health Benefits" detailing what the administration has imposed on other employees effective January 1, 2014 regarding health insurance benefits, why it cannot do this to us, and what we can expect in the upcoming CBA negotiations.|
|We have posted Volume 14, Number 3 of our Right Flier newsletter. This six-page issue features one substantial article "A Look Behind, a Look Ahead" reviewing the history of how NTE faculty won collective bargaining rights, outlining key features of the CBA for NTE faculty and companion workload agreement, and previewing what we can expect when negotiations begin in January, 2014 for successors for our two currents CBAs.|
|In voting that ended on September 17, 2013, our NTE RCMs voted, by an overwhelming majority, to approve the new CBA for NTE faculty and the companion workload agreement incorporated into an MOU. Representatives of the administration and of AAUP-WSU signed the CBA on September 20, and the workload MOU has likewise been signed officially. See our CBA Negotiations page and our workload page for the history of how these agreements were secured.|
|RCM? NTE? CBA? MOU? What the heck do all these acronyms mean? Learn how to decode these acronyms and more with this guide.|
|Guide to Acronyms||This guide to acronyms may help you understand various communications issued by AAUP-WSU.|
|CBA for NTE faculty||The first Collective Bargaining Agreement for NTE faculty can be viewed here.|
|Workload Agreement for NTE faculty||A Memorandum of Understanding containing the workload agreement for NTE faculty can be viewed here.|
|CBA for TET faculty||Our "new" Collective Bargaining Agreement for TET faculty, ratified and signed in October, 2011, is available here in a form very close to how it was printed.|
|Old CBA for TET faculty|
|Workload Agreement for TET faculty|
|Agreements||Various agreements that supplement our Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs): these agreements pertain to such topics as health care coverage for older adult children (ages 26-27); the semester calendar; the Employee Severance Plan; grant support, administrative assignments, and summer teaching; workload and the conversion to semesters; non-standard computer equipment|
|Chapter Council||Each college has two representatives on our Chapter Council, one from the non-tenure-eligible (NTE) faculty, and one from the tenure-eligible and tenured (TET) faculty.|
|Videos||Videos of interest to members of AAUP-WSU are posted here.|
|Academic Unit Bylaws||Fully approved bylaws have been posted for academic departments and colleges.|
Read recent issues of The Right Flier, the newsletter of the AAUP-WSU.
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 and Committees of the AAUP-WSU
|Constitution and Bylaws||
Chapter Constitution and Bylaws of the AAUP-WSU, including amendments adopted effective November 21, 2012
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
To quote from the association’s web site,
“The AAUP’s purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, 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.
This page was last modified on Thursday, November 21, 2013. Corrections, comments, and suggestions are most welcome. Contact the webmaster for this page (Jim Vance) at firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone 937-775-2206. To contact the chapter, please see our Staff, Officers, and Committees page.