UAOSU’s Summer Solidarity Social! Wednesday August 29th @ 4pm – 8pm, Avery

Celebrate Our Certification!

Wednesday, August 29th, 4-8 pm

Avery Park Thompson Shelter

Join us for the 4th annual UAOSU Summer Solidarity Social – Our 1st since the successful certification. This year’s social will be potluck style. Beverages and grill items will be provided, so feel free to bring a side dish or dessert. RSVP here for yourself and your family to make sure there is plenty of food for everyone!


Unions Are for Faculty: The Rutgers University Experience

Unions Are for Faculty: The Rutgers University Experience

Monday, May 7th, 4-6pm, Memorial Union

David Hughes is a Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Dr. Hughes will share his experiences as a member and leader in the Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union—which represents more than 7,700 faculty, including full-time faculty who are tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure track (state and grant-funded), and Postdocs. He will speak to some of the ways in which faculty across ranks and disciplines collaborate in their union and work to improve conditions at Rutgers for faculty and the broader community alike.

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Howard Bunsis: OSU Financial Analysis

Illuminating Institutional Priorities: OSU Financial Analysis
Howard Bunsis

Thursday, April 26th, 12-2pm, Memorial Union Journey Room

Howard Bunsis is a Professor of Accounting at Eastern Michigan University and past Chair of the American Association of University Professors Collective Bargaining Congress. An expert in university finances, Howard performs financial analyses of universities across the country. These analyses shed light on the financial state of the university and the extent to which institutional spending reflects the prioritization of the university’s teaching, research, and outreach missions. Howard will offer his analysis of OSU’s finances followed by a Q&A session.

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Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty through Collective Bargaining

A Conversation with Heather Quarles:
Supporting Non-Tenure Track Faculty through Collective Bargaining

Wednesday February 28th, 4-6pm, Memorial Union

Heather Quarles is a Senior Instructor of Spanish and member of the Executive Council for the United Academics of the University of Oregon (UAUO). Heather will draw from her own experience as a non-tenure track instructor and officer in UAUO to discuss how her union has addressed the concerns of contingent and non-tenure track faculty, what it’s like to be an officer in her union, and how faculty across ranks support one another.

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Threats to Higher Education: The Importance of a United Faculty, with Professor Lisa Klein

Threats to Higher Education: The Importance of a United Faculty

Please join us for an exciting talk with Professor Lisa Klein of Rutgers University.

Monday, May 15, 4-5:30 in the MU Journey Room.  Social hour to follow.

Lisa C. Klein obtained a BS in Metallurgy in 1973 and a PhD in Ceramics in 1977 from the Material Science and Engineering Department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1977, she was the first woman hired to a tenure-track position in the School of Engineering, Rutgers University, where she became a full Professor in 1987.  The focus of Klein’s activities is the synthesis and processing of ceramics and glasses using the sol-gel process.  In particular, Klein has explored the use of the sol-gel process in the preparation of solid electrolytes for smart windows.  She serves as one of 4 Editors for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society.  From 2005 to 2009, she was President of the Rutgers Council of Chapters AAUP-AFT and again from 2013-2015.  This union represents about 5,000 tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure track and graduate employees on the New Brunswick, Camden and Newark Campuses.  In 2015, she received the Human Dignity Award from the Rutgers University Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes for “leveraging opportunities to encourage women, underrepresented minorities, and economically disadvantaged individuals to pursue their aspirations.”