SU-AAUP Accomplishments

SU-AAUP in 2021-2022 Convened open member meetings to build an issue campaign from the bottom-up. Worked with Senate AAUP members and subcommittees to pass a motion calling on the administration to halt changes to TIAA benefits for new faculty. Surveyed students to gauge their views on the university’s management of the public health crisis, and… Read More SU-AAUP Accomplishments

May events

Monday May 2, 12:00-1:15pmOn Zoom (register here) A panel discussion of regional AAUP organizers in CNY on strategy and challenges re: building faculty power, featuring: Dan Breen, President, Ithaca College AAUP Risa Lieberwitz, President, Cornell University AAUP Paul MacArthur, Past-President, Utica-College AAUP Tuesday May 3, 9:00am-5:00pm: SU AAUP will be tabling under the breezeway at… Read More May events

Organizing and Issue Campaigns

Learn how to build faculty power through issue campaigns: From Academe: How to Organize around Issues and Build Faculty Power Webinar: Membership Development and Organizing Webinar: Issue Identification: How to Turn Your Problems into Campaigns from “How to Organize around Issues and Build Faculty Power”

COVID Coping Resources

As the SU campus transitions to different levels of masking and mitigation, we realize faculty are concerned about safety in the classroom. Below are resources that may be useful in navigating the ongoing pandemic. We will continue to update this post. SAMPLE Letters to students about masking: “As an older person and a cancer survivor,… Read More COVID Coping Resources

Motion passes in Senate

Motion in support of petition to halt implementation of TIAA CREF cuts for new faculty passed with 76% voting in favor:  The University Senate of Syracuse University, in support of a petition with over 350 signatures from its faculty and staff, calls upon the administration to halt implementation immediately of its recent decision to reduce… Read More Motion passes in Senate

Petitions concerning changes to benefits

Petition on new TIAA retirement contribution policy for new faculty/staff: The University plans for this change to take effect this January 1st. It would effectively create two ‘tiers’ of retirement benefits among faculty and staff. Petition on increases to employee health care premiums: Imminent increases to faculty/staff health care premiums set to also take effect… Read More Petitions concerning changes to benefits

SU-AAUP Student Survey on COVID

SUMMARY OF STUDENT SURVEY, FALL 2021 In October 2021, SU-AAUP conducted a survey of students in order to get a better understanding of their experiences around Covid during the Fall semester. Based on nearly 400 student responses (305 from undergraduate students and 90 from graduate students), survey results reflect student concerns about a range of… Read More SU-AAUP Student Survey on COVID


Leading the Faculty Response to the Extended Public Health Crisis Alternative Framework for opening campus in Fall 2020: developed and distributed a 3-part framework, prioritizing shared governance on teaching modes and pedagogy; robust COVID health and safety; and social and racial justice. Published letter to the editor in the Daily Orange “SU professors demand more… Read More SU-AAUP ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2020-21

Queries to Public Health Team

Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 11:07 AMSubject: Queries to Public Health Team from SU AAUP  Dear Ramesh, The Provost’s office offered you as the direct contact person for the University’s Public Health Team. Thank you, and the rest of the group, for your ongoing work, much of it invisible to the broader campus. We are writing as… Read More Queries to Public Health Team


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