The Executive Council of the Rutgers AAUP-AFT stands behind the AAUP Illinois statement and the national AAUP statement regarding the academic freedom of Professor Steven Salaita. We firmly uphold Professor Salaita's right to academic freedom and reject the notion that a faculty person can be fired or otherwise punished for their social media communications that in no way relate to their scholarship.
Adjunct Faculty Loan Forgiveness Act
New federal legislation has been introduced in the Senate (Senate bill 2712) to advance the process of adjunct faculty having access to an existing student loan debt forgiveness program. Read the draft text of the bill, which is called the "Adjunct Faculty Loan Forgiveness Act," by clicking here.
Rutgers does not have a budget crisis, but a distribution crisis.
On June 2, 2014. the NJ Senate Higher Education Committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 1860, the legislation that would expand the members of the Board of Governors from 15 to 19 and, thereby, create an imbalance between the political appointees and the Board of Trustees appointees. This BOG legislation was voted out of committee.
Statements about S-1860 were presented to the Rutgers Board of Trustees meeting on May 30, 2014.
Take action to stop the passage of NJ Senate Bill 1860 that aims to expand the number of political appointees who are members of the Rutgers Board of Governors.
Message from the President, Lisa C. Klein
March 7, 2014
In preparing for our next contract, there are three topics I maintain every faculty member should understand:
Shared Governance; Academic Freedom; and Workload
Membership in the Rutgers AAUP-AFT is a simple way to take action--the first step on the way to exercising your democratic rights to have a voice in your working conditions at Rutgers. Click here to download the membership form.
The Winter/Summer Session salary reopener agreement has been approved with overwhelming member support. Salaries are going up for PTLs, TAs, and outside instructors.
Now there's more time available to nominate and recommend worthy Rutgers undergraduates for a scholarship! The deadline has been extended until Friday, March 14, 2014, to receive applications for the Wells H. Keddie Scholarship. Here is the revised information sheet on how to apply: Wells H.