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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…

Update

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

Position Statement

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

Position Statement

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)

Position Statement

PSU-AAUP & SEA/SEIU Chapter 30 Statement on Academic Freedom and Discipline of Faculty Members in relation to the Case of the State of New Hampshire v. Kristie Torbick

The recent case of the State of New Hampshire v. Kristie Torbick has brought considerable negative attention to Plymouth State University and three of its faculty members, Drs. Gary Goodnough, Michael Fischler, and Nancy Strapko, who were asked to provide character reference testimony describing their academic, professional, and/or clinical assessments of the accused. These three… Continue reading PSU-AAUP & SEA/SEIU Chapter 30 Statement on Academic Freedom and Discipline of Faculty Members in relation to the Case of the State of New Hampshire v. Kristie Torbick

Bargaining

Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached at PSU

The Plymouth State University Administration, and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), would like to inform the campus community that USNH Board of Trustees and PSU AAUP have reached a collective bargaining agreement.  The contract was ratified by a faculty vote of 88 to 4 on June 27, 2018 and went into effect on July… Continue reading Collective Bargaining Agreement Reached at PSU