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Friday, March 1st, 2024

Take Action ! February 2024

Advocate AAUP Values Everyday  AAUP Bucknell encourages members and participants to advocate for our values of academic freedom, workplace democracy, equitable compensation, and fair work distribution. Regardless of your position at the university, whether faculty, staff or student worker, you can be an advocate knowing that AAUP has got your back. Here are some ways: Advocate AAUP values at . . .

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Monday, February 26th, 2024

Israel-Palestine Campus Events and Call for Ceasefire

On Thursday February 1st, The MLK Week Committee and Bucknell’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life co-sponsored a discussion session titled, “Why Is the Conversation So Hard? Islamophobia, Antisemitism and Israel-Palestine Dialogue”. On Tuesday February 13th, the Division of Equity & Inclusive Excellence hosted two speakers from Parents Circle. Ofer Lior, an Israeli who had lost his brother and Arab Aramin, a Palestinian who had lost his sister. It is somewhat heartening that campus events have focused on open dialogue and shared humanity, which cannot be taken for granted in a national culture that seeks to undermine the unencumbered pursuit […]

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Friday, October 27th, 2023

Tenure for the Common Good

It’s no secret that college campuses have a range of labor relations, which can create a sense of competition and scarcity among divisions and even within departments. Bucknell relies on the labor of more than 1500 employees—ranging from non-tenure-track, tenure-track and tenured faculty, a wide range of staff positions, student employees, and subcontracted workers like those employed by Parkhurst Dining Services. With the exception of tenured faculty, all these workers are at-will employees who can be fired at a moment’s notice. In 2017, a group of tenured faculty members from across the US founded “Tenure for the Common Good” which […]

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Monday, September 25th, 2023

Update on Sojo Res College

Over the summer, we learned  that the Social Justice Residential College for 2023-24 had been canceled through senior fellows who were told that they would need to shift their teaching schedules as junior fellows were told they would need to identify alternative housing and employment for the year. The announcement to cancel this living-learning community was especially shocking as it seemed to happen suddenly and unilaterally, came on the heels of a supreme court decision against race-conscious admissions programs in higher education, and could potentially appear targeted against a high-impact educational practice that alum identified as “a refuge for [minoritized] […]

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Friday, September 8th, 2023

2023-24 Priorities and Working Committees

The first chapter meeting of AAUP Bucknell on August 25 played host to a robust conversation among 40 faculty and staff to set the chapter’s agenda for 2023-24. The standing charge of AAUP is: Our 2023-24 goals and priorities are: These 4 priorities correspond to our 4 working committees which are entrusted to craft and execute strategies for achieving these goals. If you’d like to participate in a working committee, you do not need to be a dues-paying member. Just fill out the AAUP Bucknell membership form and get in touch with the members of the executive council.

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