Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Now With Global Warming Trolling

"Disparity in ... pay scale": Maria C. Maisto's letter to the Akron Beacon-Journal.

Some photos from COCAL VIII by Jeanette Jeneault.



2009 NYSUT RA Resolution
United University Professions


WHEREAS, in light of the financial crisis facing the
nation and higher education, NYSUT and its affiliates
affirm the following:
RESOLVED, that academic freedom and economic security for
all faculty and professional staff are necessary for the
success of academic institutions; and be it further
RESOLVED, that no cost-saving measures be considered that
contravene existing contracts resulting from collective
bargaining; and be it further
RESOLVED, that no work-force reductions be made for
budgetary reasons; and be it further
RESOLVED, that universities “open the books” to share full
information with the faculty on the state of university
finances; and be it further
RESOLVED, that university boards of trustees establish
meaningful governance structures for trustee-faculty
communication about fiscal and academic matters not
covered by collective bargaining agreements; and be it
further
RESOLVED, that university officers indicate publicly what
cost-saving measures will be taken vis-à-vis
administrative structures that have expanded dramatically
in recent years; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the current economic crisis should not be
used as a pretext to reduce retiree benefits or to lessen
the rights and worsen the working conditions of contingent
and contractual labor; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the current economic crisis should not used
as a pretext to reduce access to students from
historically underrepresented groups through the
diminution or elimination of financial aid/access
programs; and be it further
RESOLVED, that academic institutions must protect
initiatives designed to develop, hire, mentor and retain
faculty and professionals from historically
underrepresented groups; and be it further
RESOLVED, and that students should not bear the brunt of
the current economic crisis through increased tuition and
class size and reduced resources.

4 comments:

This Brazen Teacher said...

Hey AL- are you from Akron, OH? If you were- that would be pret-ty funny because my brazen secret identity resides round the Rubber City.

vlorbik said...

naw ... in columbus OH
(just down the street).
i reposted this here
because browsing through
the adj-l archives is
a pain in the neck.

long live TBT!

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