New website, new blog, new members

Hi all, welcome to the new Miami AAUP Chapter blog!

Latest news: As of November, we’re up to 84 chapter members. That’s up from only 5 members before our launch just seven months ago, and November was a record month for new members. We appreciate the astonishing amount of support we’ve garnered. 287 people (27% of the total fulltime faculty across all Miami campuses) have joined the Concerned Faculty group we started eleven months ago, so we know faculty at Miami recognize the need for our work. But paid-up chapter members are necessary to our continued success. Numbers show the administration that we’re serious about change and that we’re working together to make it happen. Please consider joining now.

We are the newest AAUP Advocacy Chapter in Ohio and we are also the largest; 16 more members and we’ll have a seat on the Ohio Conference of AAUP. That means we’ll be able to contribute to decisions about what actions AAUP pursues at the state legislature  –  very important, because the state can issue mandates that affect our lives as faculty. State legislation touches on everything from curriculum to workload to concealed weapons on campus. Ohio AAUP has a strong record of successfully lobbying against legislation that is bad for higher education and academic workers.

Watch this blog for news about our work at Miami. We’ll post the latest news on the action at University Senate here, as well as announcements about actions, meetings, and socials.

More soon.