EVENTS: Upcoming

Join CCSU-AAUP President Louise Williams and members of the CCSU-AAUP Executive Committee September 3 at 3 p.m. for the2020 Fall Semester’s first Chapter Chat. All CCSU-AAUP meetings this semester will be held virtually, so please stay tuned to email for a Zoom invitation. The Zoom invitation email will contain a link that allows you to join the meeting.

We look forward to seeing you September 3. Stay safe, healthy and well!


Thursday, January 16, 2020: CCSU-AAUP held an Evening for Part-time Faculty that included presentations from CCSU-AAUP, Human Resources. Part-time faculty learned about university policies on diversity and inclusion, as well as the use of Blackboard. The gathering included appetizers and drinks during networking and social time, as well as dinner. The event was ssponsored in partnership with CSU-AAUP and the Center for Teaching and Faculty Development.

November 13, CCSU-AAUP was proud to showcase “Recovering Hartford’s Hidden Past: People of Color in Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground, 1640-1815” on Nov, 13, 2019, at CCSU. This work is an example of the collaborative and interdisciplinary research for which our faculty are known throughout Connecticut. Dr. Hermes was supported by a research team that includes students, librarians, artists, and computer scientists, as well as Hartford’s Ancient Burying Ground Association and the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office. Together their work made it possible to uncover the identity and life stories of hundreds of African and Native Americans who helped build Hartford, and, as a result, honor the lives and deaths of city founders who, until now, have been forgotten.

The full-length video of the presentation is here:  
Learn more at the project’s website 

November 6, Election day! Don’t forget to vote. Register to Vote here.

October 5, 9am-2pm, Work/Life Family Conference, Connecticut Room, Memorial Hall.  Register here. For more information contact Fiona Pearson at [email protected].

April 11, 2018. Lobby Day for Public Higher Education. Hartford, Legislative Office Building.

March 28, 2018.  Wednesday, 11am-2pm. Save our Schools, Defend our Communities; Attacks on Education & Efforts to Fight Back.  Memorial Hall, Constitution Room.  Talk by Professor Richard Wolff, and panel about the teacher fight back in MA, NJ, and CT.

Monday, February 26 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Janus Rally @ Connecticut Supreme Court Building. Show your support for your union.  On February 26, the Supreme Court will hear Janus vs. AFSCME, a case that would slash union rights for all public sector union members. Join union members from all over Connecticut to #Resist! this attack on our ability to organize.  For more on the Janus Case and Why CCSU AAUP is Concerned about it.

February 7, 2018. Sharing the Syllabus. On opening day of the 2018 legislative session faculty from the CSUs, Community Colleges, UConn, and UConn Health will share a syllabus with lawmakers that details how to create a Connecticut where all residents #ThriveTogether through public Higher Education.  Hartford, Legislative Office Building.

January 24, 2018. Politicians, Pens, Pizza #2 Join us for the second event in this series.  CT politicians Greg Haddad, Matt Lesser, and Chris Soto will join us for an informal discussion about the possibility of Free Tuition in CT.  Faculty and students can write their legislators.  Pizza will be provided.  All members of the CCSU community are welcome. CCSU, Southwest Study Room, Memorial Hall.


January 23-February 1, 2018. Due Justice Regional Organizing Sessions. Bringing together labor, faith, advocacy and community organizations to build and advance a bold agenda for A Connecticut That Works For All – Not Just the Few.

DUE Justice Coalition- Democracy, Unity and Equality Connecticut



Campus Equity Week: Discussion with filmmaker Gerry Potter on ‘In Search of Professor Precarious’

College, University Faculty Wary Of Returning To CT Campuses, Ken Dixon, CT Insider, August 13, 2020

Faculty From Several State Colleges Complain Connecticut’s Plan For COVID Testing Is Lacking, David Altimari, Hartford Courant, August 13, 2020

CSCU Announces Plan To Reopen State Colleges, Universities In The Fall, Channel 3 Eyewitness News, May 29, 2020

CSCU Food Service Workers Face An Uncertain Future, CT News Junkie, May 8, 2020

Gig Professors Need Protection During Coronavirus, Hartford Courant, April, 29, 2020

CSCU System Cancels Commencement, Classes Online For Rest Of Semester, NBC Connecticut, March 17, 2020

Homeless And In College: 17.5 Percent Of CSCU Students Surveyed Have No Permanent Home. Kathleen Megan, Hartford Courant, July 20, 2018

Public education challenges discussed at CCSU. Kayla Murphy, New Britain Herald, 29 March 2018

CT Politicians Talk Importance of Political Involvement with CCSU Students, Kristina Vakhman, Central Recorder, November 8, 2017

Board of Regents

What Would A Merged CT Community College Look Like? CSCU Progress Report Details Road Map To The Future, Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post , June 14, 2020

A Crisis In Confidence In The Board Of Regents, CT Mirror, April 25, 2019

What the Regents know that just ain’t so. Connecticut Community College Round Table, CT Viewpoints, June 4, 2018

Watching Connecticut. Time for a new approach.  Matt Reed, Inside Higher Ed, May 24, 2018

Leaders Pushing Community College Merger Plan Forward Despite Accreditor’s Rejection.  Kathleen Megan, Hartford Courant, May 10, 2018

CSCU needs new management and leadershipCT Viewpoints, May 4, 2018

CCSU Faculty Senate Calls for CSCU President to Resign. Matt Austin, NBC Connecticut, April 30, 2018

General Assembly – Act now; Mr. Ojakian – Resign now. Charlene Lavoie, CT Viewpoints, April 27, 2018

Ojakian Hopes Detailed Consolidation Plan Will Address Accreditors’ Concerns, Kathy Megan, Hartford Courant, March 2, 2018.

Lawmakers question college consolidation plan, Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post, January 31, 2018

Board of Regents’ Consolidation Plan Raises Red Flags, CSU-AAUP, December 13, 2017

Merger Plan for Community Colleges Remains Controversial, Linda Conner Lambeck, CT Post, December 12, 2017

Faculty Speak Out Against Community College Consolidation Plan, Kathleen Megan, Hartford Courant, December 12, 2017

Free College Tuition in Connecticut

CSCU Announces New Funding For Free Community College For Fall 2020 Semester, WTNH News 8, June 18, 2020

CSCU Announces Program To Allow Community College Students To Graduate Debt-Free, Channel 3 Eyewitness News, December 19, 2019

Democratic Legislators Propose Free State College Programs, Kathy Megan, Hartford Courant, March 1, 2018

Connecticut Democrats unveil free college plan, Linda Conner Lambeck, March 1, 2018

Democratic Lawmakers Detail Free College Tuition, Parker Fiske, CT News Junkie, March 2, 2018

NEWS: Connecticut


With primary over, Lamont tries to define himself and Stefanowski. Keith M. Phaneuf, CT Mirror, August 15, 2018

Bob’s easy answers, Ned’s hard choices. Dan Harr, CT Post, August 15, 2018

Political Outsider Bob Stefanowski Wins Connecticut GOP Gubernatorial Primary, Susan Berry, Breibart News, August 14, 2018.

NEWS: National and International

Teachers’ Unions

New Zealand teachers strike challenges Labour government wages policy. Charlotte Greenfield, Reuters, August 14, 2018

West Virginia Raises Teachers’ Pay to End Statewide Strike, Jess Bidgood, New York Times, March 6, 2018

Oklahoma Teachers May Soon Go On Strike, Rich McKay, Huffington Post, March 5, 2018

All of West Virginia’s teachers have been on strike for over a week, Emily Stewart, Vox, Mar 4, 2018

British Academics Strike to Save Pensions, Steven Parfitt, Labor Notes, March 02, 2018

In a Historic First, the Chicago Teachers Union and Charter School Teachers Have Joined Forces, Jeff Schuhrke, In These Times, Feb 1, 2018