Posts Tagged ‘Faculty Code’

March 9th, 2011 - 1:07 am § in Misc., Science

Supreme Court: Rights of Stanford vs. Roche to Intellectual Property

Ed:  The title above is misleading. As previously  discussed on The Ave, Stanford vs. Roche Molecular  has evolved into a battle over the patents rights of faculty members.  The case esp. important at the UW because, unlike Stanford faculty we do not sign a contract.  Instead our working agreem[...]

February 28th, 2011 - 10:19 am § in Misc., Politics, Schools & Colleges

Iowa Governor, Former University President, Moves to End Faculty Governance.

Ed. Iowa has taken other steps to undermine faculty governance, including disbanding the faculty senate at one campus. The Governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad, is the former President of DesMoines University, an Osteopathic medical school.. “I think we need to have professors in the classroom and[...]

February 26th, 2011 - 11:20 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

AAUP: What Should The UW Admin Say About Cuts?

Reposted from AAUP listserv Ed. Duane Storti is a a UW Professor well known to many for his efforts to force the UW administration to follow the faculty code.  Ana Mari Cauce, Dean of Arts and Sciences,  is well respected as a wise commentator on UW affairs.  She is also a member of the President[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 9:17 am § in Schools & Colleges

Who OWNS what UW faculty create?

All faculty need to understand that we DO have a contract and that contract, the Faculty Code, effects a lot more than “just” free speech or due process.  The Code effects YOUR rights to work you produce, even if that work is on “your own time.” Stanford University has asked[...]

February 24th, 2011 - 8:43 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

UPDATE: AAUP Responds to Disbanding of Faculty Senate at Iowa State University

AAUP Threatens to Investigate Idaho State U. February 23, 2011, 11:15 am The American Association of University Professors is threatening to investigate Idaho State University over the recent suspension of the institution’s Fa Click Here for original article Full Text culty Senate. The warning com[...]

February 16th, 2011 - 11:47 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

UW (the other one) Students and Professors Rally Against Governor

from The Chronicle, by Jack Stripling, via Raya Fidel. Thousands of protesters gathered on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol here on Tuesday to voice their opposition to a fast-moving proposal that would strip the union bargaining rights for University of Wisconsin faculty and staff members, [...]

February 13th, 2011 - 12:58 pm § in Misc., UW

Candidate for UW Presidency: How does he view WA state Faculty Code?

Duane Storti on the AAUP blog has raised an important point.  Unlike some other universities, the UW uses neither individual contracts not a union contract to hire faculty.  Instead, we are very lucky to have a Faculty Code, written by our own Faculty Senate and endorsed by the President and Regen[...]

February 10th, 2011 - 6:28 pm § in Misc.

UW Senate Blog

Link here to Senate Blog.  Because the UW Senate Blog is published behind the UW firewall, those Ave readers can not directly access this public record. As a service to the wider community, we will periodically, repost the blog here on the Ave. UW faculty, students and staff should be able to acces[...]

February 7th, 2011 - 1:14 am § in Schools & Colleges

Regents Shred Faculty Senate at RPI!

from Inside Higher Education, Feb 2, 2011 When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governanc[...]

December 31st, 2010 - 8:27 am § in Schools & Colleges

A Prof Responds to a Teacher

Last night I listened to a teacher complain to a panel of state representatives .  “Eric” asked: “why the legislature continually adds more requirements and duties to teachers while simultaneously cutting our pay. Other state employees who have had their pay cut are receiving comp[...]