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Why CSU-AAUP? What it does and why it is important
Welcome to the new academic year. Over the summer faculty should have received emails, and even a letter in the regular mail, urging you to recommit as a member, or become a member, of CSU-AAUP. Here is why....
What is Janus vs. AFSCME all about? And why is CCSU-AAUP concerned?
On Monday, February 26 the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments in the case Janus vs. AFSCME. This case is about the payment of dues by public union employees.
Welcome to the New Semester
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Lawmakers Must Reject Higher Education Austerity Plans
Testimony to the Connecticut Higher Education Committee Legislative Forum, January 30, 2017.
Hello. I am Louise Williams, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University, and President of the CCSU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. Like others who have spoken I have a number of concerns about this “Students First” plan. These include: ...
CSCU “Students First” Consolidation is a Mistake
Testimony to the CSCU Board of Regents, December 14, 2017.
I am Louise Williams, Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University and President of the CCSU AAUP. As a teacher who is in the middle of grading final term papers, I have to urge you not to vote for Students First. I would give it a failing grade for the weakness of its research. This grade is based on my reading of some serious studies, published just this year, about higher education mergers. I learned some interesting things.