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Oregon Tech AAUP Reaches Tentative Agreement!

  May 4, 2021     228 Views     Leave your thoughts  

After 17 months of bargaining and an historic 8-day strike, the first for Oregon's public university faculty, Oregon Tech AAUP announced today that they had reached a tentative agreement with the administration. Over the past week hundreds of faculty, students, and community members stood with striking faculty on street corners in Klamath Falls, Wilsonville, and on Facebook, and together, we won! Some highlights from the newly minted tentative agreement include: Fair Wages that guarantees increases for faculty across the life of the agreement and establishing mechanisms to address inequities across campus;Workload Protections for both Tenure Track and Non-Tenure Track Faculty…

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Tell Linfield University: Due Process Must Be Defended!

  May 3, 2021     1262 Views     6 Comments  

Last week, Linfield University fired Dr. Daniel Pollack-Pelzner, a tenured, full professor in the English Department, without due process and in violation of Linfield University’s own Faculty Handbook.  Dr. Pollack-Pelzner was fired after publicly standing up for transparency from Linfield University’s Board of Trustees and upper administration. His persistent advocacy on behalf of students and faculty who have made sexual misconduct allegations against the Board, recent allegations of anti-Semitism among Linfield leadership, and willingness to stand up to the upper reaches of Linfield administration have made him a target of retaliation. This is an egregious assault on tenure, academic freedom,…

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