Faculty Voices

December 30, 2015

State Budget Surplus Town Hall Meeting

State officials released the latest budget forecast on Thursday, December 3rd, announcing a $1.9 billion surplus. Faculty, students, and many other education advocates gathered to tell the legislature why we need to invest that surplus in education “from cradle to career.”
December 15, 2015

MN DAILY: Faculty need to form a union

http://www.mndaily.com/article/2015/12/faculty-need-form-union by Rick McCormick, Professor We faculty, both tenure-line and contingency, have spent a good deal of time this semester discussing whether to form a union. More and more faculty have been signing up in support. We intend to file for our union election soon so we all can have a […]
December 9, 2015

MN DAILY: Job Family Study shows why we need a P&A union

http://www.mndaily.com/article/2015/12/job-family-study-shows-why-we-need-pa-union by Ian Ringgenberg, Academic Advisor I am one of the 5,500 Academic Professionals and Administrators (P&A) employees who work at the University of Minnesota. P&A employees serve many roles on campus, from advising and teaching to research and other duties. Earlier this year, the University completed what they called […]
December 8, 2015

United Academics: A New Faculty Union at the University of Oregon

Michael Dreiling is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the University of Oregon and is the first elected president for their new faculty union, United Academics. Dreiling specializes in political and environmental sociology, social movements, trade globalization, and peace studies. He is author of two books and numerous research articles. […]