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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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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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)

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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 · Position Statement · Salary · Uncategorized · Update

AAUP financial analysis of PSU and USNH

The Plymouth State University AAUP has a new analysis of PSU and USNH finances. On the bright side, the data indicate our financial position is more solid than it may have seemed. However, the report indicates investing in the classroom is a low priority for PSU. One of the benefits of belonging to the AAUP is… Continue reading AAUP financial analysis of PSU and USNH

Bargaining · Position Statement · Salary · Uncategorized · Update · Workload

Bargaining Recap for October 5

The negotiating teams for the AAUP and administration (ANT) met on October 5 in front of many colleagues who had come to show their support for our proposals. The AAUP had submitted four counter-proposals and the ANT brought a counter-proposal to the table as well. Below is a description of the proposals that were discussed,… Continue reading Bargaining Recap for October 5

Bargaining · Events · Position Statement · Shared Governance · Update · Workload

April 13 Bargaining Recap

The AAUP and administration’s negotiating teams met on April 13. Because shared governance and workload are such critical issues to the faculty, the room was full-to-capacity with our colleagues. Below, is a summary of what we discussed, followed by our opening remarks regarding the importance of Shared Governance and Workload: Article: Union Rights Status We signed a tentative… Continue reading April 13 Bargaining Recap