Faculty and Students oppose the EAA

EMU College of Education Faculty and students attending EMU's Board of Regents meeting 12/10/13

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Protecting Academic Freedom

As a member of the American Association of University Professors and a member of the Collective Bargaining Congress, the EMU-AAUP chapter strives to protect the faculty’s right to academic freedom and ensure faculty governance exists and is upheld at Eastern Michigan University.

Faculty Serving Faculty

The EMU-AAUP is the bargaining agent for the full time tenure track faculty of Eastern Michigan University. Since 1974, the EMU-AAUP has had a rich history of negotiating union contracts for the EMU faculty. We have negotiated 15 contracts during our history. This website details many of our financial analysis on faculty compensation and health care costs.
Mar 03 2015

Dear EMU Faculty:

The collective bargaining contract between the EMU-AAUP and EMU expires on August 31, 2015.  As you have hopefully heard from your stewards and bargaining council representatives, Bargaining Council is already in session and working on contract issues.  Attached to this email is the list of Bargaining Council representatives.

Read more: EMU-AAUP/EMU Contract Negotiations Update
Mar 03 2015

Dear EMU Faculty Colleagues:

One particular item that the EMU-AAUP will address in negotiations is faculty and student safety in the classroom and our ongoing disagreement with the administration's understanding and handling of the matter. The administration's position was articulated in the Provost's most recent email (February 17) to the faculty as is discussed below.  Although we are pleased that the Provost finally communicated with the faculty about this situation, we have concerns with the additional comments and interpretations on faculty and student safety as evidenced in her email.

In discussions with the Provost, and based on her comments in a recent Senate meeting, it appears that she believes that the faculty need to put more 'rules' in their syllabi to cover disruptive student behavior and the outcome of such behavior to be imposed by a faculty member.  The Provost wants the EMU administration to have cover if a faculty member demands that a student be removed from their classes.  

Read more: Message on Classroom Student Conduct - Response to Provost's Email
Nov 07 2014

Open enrollment upon us. If you are confused about your choices, Please follow this link for an explaination of your choices.

Oct 13 2014

Is there a way to reduce costs and preserve appropriate student-faculty ratios?

It’s hard to raise much excitement over a chart, but a recent one that breaks down how colleges can reduce the number of sections they teach and reduce faculty time while educating the same number of students might be getting there. But not all the excitement is positive. 

Read more: Administrations looking for more ways to cut academics

More Articles...

  1. Campus Cops vs. University Professors
  2. Board of Regents to review relationship with EAA
  3. EMU board to scrutinize EAA deal
  4. EMU-AAUP Newsletter; September 2014
  5. In a Fight for More Funds, Professors Quantify Colleges’ Neglect of Instruction