Hello TT Faculty members,
The parties engaged in three mediated bargaining sessions assisted by Federal Mediator Brittney Howard on November 28, December 11, and December 17, 2018. Despite the best efforts of Ms. Howard, these sessions did not produce any meaningful movement on the part of the administration. On December 20, AAUP-KSU formally exercised its contractual right (per Article XXIV, Section 3.A) to request fact-finding on the outstanding issues. An additional mediated session is scheduled for January 23, 2019.
AAUP-KSU is the Kent State University chapter of the American Association of University Professors. At the national level, the AAUP is known for its work in promoting positive academic values and shared governance, as well as protecting faculty against attacks on tenure and academic freedom. AAUP-KSU shares those interests and also serves as the collective bargaining agent for all full-time faculty at Kent State University. First established in 1978, there has been an AAUP chapter at Kent State for forty (40) years.
Membership entitles you to an active voice in determining the issues, goals, and priorities of AAUP-KSU and to voting rights with regard to contract issues. In particular, membership gives you an active voice in determining the issues and priorities established for negotiations.