Email Copies · Fall 2020 Reopening · Position Statement

An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire Regarding Reopening our Campus in Fall 2020

We applaud the honest and dedicated work of all who have invested in plans to reopen Plymouth State University this fall. Unfortunately, the situation we see continuing to unfold across this nation and our state argues against the possibility of opening our campus for this fall semester safely and without undue risk to our students,… Continue reading An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees of the University System of New Hampshire Regarding Reopening our Campus in Fall 2020

Email Copies · Fall 2020 Reopening · Position Statement

Statement on Informed Consent Requirement for PSU Students

Dear Colleagues, We write today in support of our students and their leaders who have been presented with a “consent” document that sends the wrong message and puts our students, their parents, and us in an incredibly awkward position. If you are not yet aware, you should know that students are being forced to sign… Continue reading Statement on Informed Consent Requirement for PSU Students

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A survey to collect unanswered questions about the fall re-opening

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdZ4Q_LRMPrcsdwzwYk_DR7Xet_uRoXMQg0YNOEXYLWUq3nfQ/viewform We have created this survey to collect questions that so far have not been answered at various town halls or on the FAQ on the PSU Fall Re-opening web pages. You will see first a list of questions we have received, and then on the second page is an area for you to submit… Continue reading A survey to collect unanswered questions about the fall re-opening

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PSU AAUP Statement on Racial Justice

We were shocked by the senseless killing of yet another Black person — George Floyd — at the hands of those charged with protecting us. We shout so all can hear within our own community and beyond that Black lives matter; this means our Black students, faculty, and staff, and all Black lives, matter. Silence,… Continue reading PSU AAUP Statement on Racial Justice

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Early Retirement and Enhanced Separation Plan

Dear Colleagues, Earlier this morning, you received an email from the Office of Human Resources entitled “COVID-19 Incentive Program,” announcing the details of an Early Retirement and Enhanced Separation Plan that has been approved by the Board of Trustees. If you have not yet had a chance to review the plan, we suggest that you… Continue reading Early Retirement and Enhanced Separation Plan

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Informal Grievances on Recent Policy Changes

Dear Colleagues, I am writing to inform you that late last week, the Plymouth State University AAUP — at the behest of its Executive Committee — filed two informal grievances with the administration relating to unilateral policy changes enacted over the summer. You can find the text of these grievances at our website: Informal grievance… Continue reading Informal Grievances on Recent Policy Changes

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Did You Know? What is in your contract…

During the Spring 2019 semester, the leadership of the PSU-AAUP has been regularly sending out emails to our colleagues in the bargaining designed to help them be better informed about the many rights and benefits they are entitled to through our collective bargaining agreement. The text of all of the emails sent so far can… Continue reading Did You Know? What is in your contract…

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NH Public Higher Education Faculty Fight for NH Students

Keene, NH. Friday, January 18, 2019 Representatives from faculty unions at the University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, and New Hampshire Community Colleges met on January 18 at Keene State College to discuss shared challenges and to look for ways to address common issues within higher education. This group came together… Continue reading NH Public Higher Education Faculty Fight for NH Students

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Statement of Support for Students Regarding New Campus Housing Policy

On Oct 25, 2018, Plymouth State University announced changes to its on-campus housing policy that will likely force the vast majority of students to live in campus housing for at least one extra year. Students have voiced their disapproval of these policy changes. While we are disappointed by the handful of students who reacted with… Continue reading Statement of Support for Students Regarding New Campus Housing Policy

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Statement of Support for UNH Lecturers United (AAUP)

The PSU-AAUP strongly supports our USNH colleagues in the Lecturers United-AAUP chapter at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). We call upon the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees to agree to our colleagues’ very reasonable requests for true job stability and security. The average UNH Lecturer Faculty member has been at UNH… Continue reading Statement of Support for UNH Lecturers United (AAUP)