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American Association of University Professors
Wright State University
Ohio Conference

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.

Click here for a blast from the past, courtesy of Dr. Mel Goldfinger!

 

What's New?

 

small colored dot Negotiations for successors to our two current CBAs have begun. You may track the progress of these negotiations on our CBA Negotiations page. There, you will find a roster of our negotiating team, brief reports about each negotiating session, and an article-by-article summary table with links to detailed information about each individual article that either party proposes to include in the CBA.
small colored dot 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.
small colored dot RCM? NTE? CBA? MOU? What the heck do all these acronyms mean? Learn how to decode these acronyms and more with this guide.

 

 

 

Not New, but still Noteworthy

 

 

Site Highlights

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. Department of Music faculty, please see also this MOU pertaining to workload in your department.
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

Our now-replaced Collective Bargaining Agreement for TET faculty was ratified in the summer of 2008; you may view it here.

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. Department of Music faculty, please see also this MOU pertaining to workload in your department.

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.
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 effective November 21, 2012

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 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 Monday, February 10, 2014. Corrections, comments, and suggestions are most welcome. Contact the webmaster for this page (Jim Vance) at jimvance.wsu@gmail.com, telephone 937-775-2206. To contact the chapter, please see our Staff, Officers, and Committees page.