2016 AAUP & CBC In the News

10.15.2016 | TribLIVE

About 5,500 faculty members and coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities have worked without a contract since June 30, 2015. Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP CBC and accounting professor at EMU points to the corporatization of higher ed and said, “The administrators use words like flexibility and nimbleness. Those are just code words that they don't want to pay people for the important work of teaching our students. They want to pay them as little as possible and give them as little say as possible."

10.14.2016 | Miami Valley Full Employment Council

Logan Martinez discusses the Wright State University budget crisis, its origins, its effects on faculty, staff, and students, and wider implications of the corporatization of public universities with AAUP members and leaders Adrian Corbett, John McNair, Sirisha Naidu, Tom Rooney, and WSU lecturer Andrea Harris. 

10.11.2016 | Chronicle of Higher Education

Academic Analytics, a company seeking to provide data on faculty productivity, has come under fire for providing inaccurate and insufficient data. Georgetown decided to drop the service. David Hughes, president of Rutgers AAUP-AFT, said, "Our objection, fundamentally, is that these corporate-derived measurement tools, if successful, will narrow scholarly life." 

10.06.2016 | Atlantic

Universities’ executive, administrative, and managerial offices continued to grow during the recession, even as budgets were cut and tuition increased. Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, weighs in.

09.29.2016 | Inside Higher Ed

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) asked university presidents, board members and faculty how well they feel shared governance is functioning on their campuses. The AGB's findings will be presented among many panels at the upcoming AAUP shared governance conference.

09.28.2016 | The Fordham Ram

Amidst an ongoing dispute between the faculty senate and administration over the legality of the faculty salary imposition, the faculty senate sponsored a comprehensive analysis of Fordham’s financial condition directed by Howard Bunsis, professor of accounting at EMU and chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress. 

09.27.2016 | Portland State Vanguard

The Graduate Employees Union at Portland State University is working for a larger voice in their upcoming presidential search.

09.22.2016 | Berkeley Beacon

Most of Emerson’s Los Angeles part-time faculty will receive a salary boost thanks to their recently-formed union’s new contract with the college. An updated pay scale with cost of living adjustments "means a lot when you’re living in Los Angeles, and paying rent, and putting gas in your car,” Jennifer Vandever, interim president of the AAUP chapter said.