Fall Updates

  Nov 21, 2019     1218 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Hello AAUP Oregon! I hope you are enjoying the transition from autumn colors to wintery mists. With everyone’s busy-ness in mind, I will try to be brief and informative on some of the important work that your AAUP Oregon staff, leaders, and members are doing to support academic labor and advance the values of academic freedom, shared governance, and access to high quality higher education. First, it is a relief to report that the Employment Relations Board of the State of Oregon ruled in favor of our appeal of the previous decision by a single judge that department chairs at…

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2019 Legislative Session Recap

  Aug 25, 2019     2925 Views     Leave your thoughts  

As a member of AAUP-Oregon, I share pride in all we accomplished legislatively this session. Together, members from across the state pursued an ambitious agenda in the 2019 Legislative Session--one that would strengthen our voices, support our students, and improve our universities and communities. The session ended on Sunday, June 30 after a tumultuous few months that witnessed major victories, real setbacks, and two walkouts by Senate Republicans. Our successes were the result of coalitional work that engaged thousands of educators, students, public workers, and community members across the state.  If you want to get more involved in setting and…

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