Faculty, Graduate Student Employee, and Academic Professional Voice in Campus Reopening Decisions

  Jul 16, 2020     1156 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Dear Friends and Colleagues of AAUP Oregon,On May 30, we held a remote membership meeting where we heard from many of you about concerns over planning and preparations for reopening campuses. In response to those concerns, a committee of AAUP leaders and members drafted a statement on reopening (full statement available here). This statement has been approved by elected members of the AAUP Oregon Executive Committee and by the elected leaders of all signatory organizations.  Alongside other communications, we will be sharing this document with university administrations, elected leaders in Salem, the Higher Education Coordinating Committee, and faculty leaders in…

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Disarm Our Campus Police

  Jun 26, 2020     1758 Views     Leave your thoughts  

Dear Governor Kate Brown: The American Association of University Professors of Oregon (AAUP Oregon) represents thousands of faculty, academic professionals, and graduate employees at universities and colleges throughout Oregon. We are pleased that your office has initiated calls to improve police accountability in Oregon. In that spirit, we join calls from our local chapters across the state that public universities immediately begin the process of disarming campus police units. At Portland State University, campus police were armed in 2015, over the objection of nearly all campus constituencies. Jason Washington was shot and killed by PSU campus police in June 2018. …

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