OSU: contingent faculty issues and university budget matters

Posted by  AAUP Oregon   in       Jan 19, 2016     1396 Views     Comments Off on OSU: contingent faculty issues and university budget matters  

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by Tony Vogt, Advocacy Chapter activist

The OSU-AAUP continues to meet and work on following up on recommendations that accompanied the survey of contingent faculty here. Our advocacy chapter chair, Joseph Orosco, sent a letter to various people in the Administration and the Faculty Senate, inquiring about any actions that have been taken in response to those recommendations, and asked for a response by February 3rd. We also continue to plan on Howard Bunsis’s visit here on February 24 – 25, in tandem with The Alliance for a Socially Just University (which includes representatives from unions on campus, student groups, and faculty members). We are strategizing about what we can do before and after Howard’s visit. Speaking of planning, one of our members, Louisa Hooven, has volunteered to join the planning committee for the April state-wide conference. Finally, some of us are participating in a campaign asking OSU to divest from fossil fuels – there is a rally and march planned for February 1.




The Oregon State Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP Oregon) is the state-level organization of the AAUP. The Conference’s mission is to advance the collective interests of affiliated AAUP Collective Bargaining and Advocacy chapters, the principles and practices of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and the overall interests of higher education faculty in Oregon through the promotion of excellence in higher education as an investment in Oregon’s future.