The national AAUP has created a useful FAQ page on principles and standards for the COVID-19 crisis. You can read view it here.
The AAUP has joined an amicus brief arguing that workplace discrimination based on LGBTQ status is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Click for more: Brief: Workplace Discrimination Based on LGBTQ Status is Unlawful | AAUP
Online registration for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education closes on Monday, June 3. Click here to register now!
In 1988, the Merrimack College chapter of the AAUP established the Thomas P. Hogan Award for Excellence in Collegial Governance to recognize those members of the college community who have contributed to furthering equity, openness, and joint professional responsibility as principles of collegial governance. The award is named for Tom Hogan, professor emeritus of economics and longtime academic dean. This year’s recipient of the Hogan Award is Dr. Marie A. Plasse, professor of English.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 25 for a ceremony and reception in honor of Dr. Plasse. Light refreshments will be served. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of English.
More information about the Hogan Award, including a list of past recipients, can be found here.
Along with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the chapter is co-sponsoring an introduction to academic governance session for new faculty on Tuesday, April 3. The event will take place between 4:00 and 5:00 pm in Crowe Hall 210. Light refreshments will be served.
The annual meeting of the Massachusetts AAUP Conference will be held at Curry College on Saturday, November 4. The theme is “Academia in the Age of Trump.” Click here to view the latest issue of the conference newsletter, which includes additional information about the meeting.