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Lessons from Summer Institute 2012, Part 2

[This summer, a handful of CCSU-AAUP members traveled to Chicago’s Roosevelt University to participate in the 2012 AAUP Summer Institute. The Summer Institute featured workshops on topics like negotiations, grievance administration, institutional financial analysis, direct action campaigns, and organizing. We … Continue reading

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Lessons from Summer Institute 2012

[This summer, a handful of CCSU-AAUP members traveled to Chicago’s Roosevelt University to participate in the 2012 AAUP Summer Institute. The Summer Institute featured workshops on topics like negotiations, grievance administration, institutional financial analysis, direct action campaigns, and organizing. We … Continue reading

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Can We Expect A Flood Of New Faculty Hires?

Two recent stories might lead one to believe that CCSU will see a sharp increase in the number of full-time faculty hires. First, this Connecticut Mirror story reported on the elimination of 24 highly-paid positions from the CSU and community … Continue reading

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Minnesota?

When the Malloy administration forwarded the idea of higher education reorganization, it used Minnesota as the example for Connecticut to follow. However, when the new Board of Regents invited Terry MacTaggart, an expert on higher education reorganization, to share his … Continue reading

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“If . . .”

When the CT higher education re-organization was being pitched, the administration argued that the main savings were in back-office efficiencies and in savings “on Woodlawn Street” (i.e., in the system offices of the various entities). Here’s a new, gloomier talking … Continue reading

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Interim President of Board of Regents Emphasizes Economic Development

In a somewhat surprising development, Robert A. Kennedy, the retired president of the University of Maine, has been appointed as interim president of the new Board of Regents.  From the Mirror: In Maine, some critics likened an emphasis on relevance … Continue reading

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CCSU-AAUP Class Action to Defend Higher Education

NEW BRITAIN, CT – Faculty across the nation have realized that they must take action in order to defend funding and policies that provide for quality public higher education. They believe that affordable public higher education guarantees that America will … Continue reading

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