Announcement: General Meeting

Stark AAUP will hold a general meeting on Friday November 21, 2014 at 12:00pm in room E215. This meeting is open to current Stark AAUP chapter members, and to any full or part time faculty member of Stark State College – current or emeritus. Our gathering will provide an opportunity for members to discuss current…

Faculty and Hiring

According to the personnel actions listed in the Board meeting for October, Stark State College has made 44 new hires since 8/6/2014. Of these, 29 were instructional faculty hires: 22 Adjunct Instructors (per-hour, non-benefit eligible positions) 4 Assistant Instructors (per-hour, non-benefit eligible positions) 3 Instructors (full-time salaried, benefit-eligible positions) We are aware that there were…

Guest Presentation: Dr. Howard Bunsis

Stark AAUP is pleased to announce Dr. Howard J. Bunsis will present his lecture “Demystifying the Money: An Inside Look into Community College Financials” on Friday, October 31, 2014, at 11:30am in the Silk Auditorium. This presentation will address the effects of new funding models on community colleges with specific attention paid to Stark State…

Valuing Academics?

(Originally posted August 18, 2014) Financial compensation is one of, if not the, most important indicators used by organizations to reflect the professional value assigned to its employees. As the start of a new semester is upon us, it is important to consider the value we, as an institution, place on both academics as well…

Support Partnership Benefits

Stark AAUP recently sent the following letter to SSC Human Resources requesting the implementation of domestic partnership benefits and an end to college policies that deny earned employment benefits to same-sex couples. We would encourage all SSC faculty and staff to support this important issue. Discriminatory practices harm our entire community. On behalf of the Stark AAUP…