Central Connecticut State University

American Association of University Professors





CSU-AAUP needs your help to ensure all campus reopening plans reflect the concerns your union leaders have heard from you express.  To help, please sign the petition linked here that identifies key priorities of any university reopening plan.

CSU-AAUP is aware that certain accommodations have been made at some campuses, but there has been much uncertainty, confusion, and rumor as well.  While we support campus autonomy, there is a concern that this pandemic will impact future semesters. Therefore, it is imperative that the BOR affirms baseline principles and communicates them clearly.

Therefore, CSU-AAUP has issued this petition calling for any CSU campus opening to guarantee:

  1. Safety. The health of the entire campus community will be prioritized despite economic costs and based on scientific evidence.
  2. Professional discretion. All employees are given the choice of working remotely or on-ground, with no questions asked.
  3. Privacy. No employee is required to go through an ADA or other medical certification process, or to take unpaid leave, as long as the pandemic lasts.
  4. No harm. Work hardships because of the pandemic will not negatively impact annual evaluations, renewals, or job offers.

We must work together to ensure that as a system we take the best possible care of our employees and communities during these unprecedented times.

You can help us secure these four guarantees by signing the petition linked here: https://forms.gle/FLu9uCdnapFLc9sv5

Thank you!


Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. All events are being postponed or held online when possible. Please remember to wear a mask and wash your hands often. Stay safe and well!

CCSU-AAUP works to ensure that all faculty members have academic freedom, shared governance, and the working conditions necessary to provide quality education to Connecticut residents while pursuing satisfying careers as teachers, researchers, and scholars. For more see What We Do.

Unions have a positive impact on the life of all workers and on the entire community.  Unions help ensure workers have salaries that keeps up with inflation, access to healthcare, paid leaves, a secure retirement, fair treatment (no unjust punishment or dismissal), healthy working conditions, and gender & racial equity.  Unionized workers contribute billions of dollars to the economy through higher productivity,  increased consumer spending,  more tax dollars, and less government assistance.