2015 CSU-AAUP and BOR Contract Proposals

Please note:  These proposals are posted here for the convenience of our members.  Hard copies of these proposals are available in our four Chapter Offices.  Those are the official copies.  In the event that there are discrepancies between these electronic versions and the hard copies, the hard copies will be the authoritative texts.

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4 Responses to 2015 CSU-AAUP and BOR Contract Proposals

  1. Clearly, the draft contract BOR has put out seeks to dominate, or even silence, the only public watchdog group the BOR has: We the faculty. It is because of us that much of the BOR’s incompetence and profligacy have come to light. This contract draft looks like Act III of a dramatic tragedy titled “The Incompetence of the Connecticut Board of Regents.” I’ve made my thoughts known to the governor and my legislative delegation, and in doing so urged them to consider their political legacy — will this contract be the darkest of dark marks on their legacy?

  2. Hannah Hocutt says:

    As a student in one of the smaller science majors at CCSU, the threat to cut funds for faculty research directly affects me. For any of the sciences, the ability for students to participate in faculty research is critical to moving into graduate school. Most research is impossible to fund individually, and it is almost as impossible for faculty to compete for external funding. Without school funding, research would be effectively non-existent. Also, the science faculty need the financial freedom to attend conferences and other related events. Not only does this keep the faculty apprised of current research in their field(s), it also greatly encourages and enables the students to attend these events, present their research (usually conducted with faculty), talk to faculty from other universities, and build their resumes. These are all extremely important for a student who is thinking of applying to a graduate school or research-based job. Graduate application is highly competitive. Without the ability to conduct their own research, faculty will not be able to prepare their students for application, and they will not be able to provide adequate references during any application to REUs or graduate schools. UCONN already has an advantage over the CSU universities in this area. The proposals that are being put forth would definitively terminate the ability of the CSU science majors to compete, and it would turn away any serious incoming science majors from the CSU schools.

  3. Andrew says:

    If the faculty cared so much about the students than they wouldn’t be asking for a raise.

    The average annual salary of a CCSU professor is $119, 879, which, and I’m paraphrasing here, is $32, 223 more than the state average. The national average salary for a professor is $58, 530. This contract is asking for the annual salary to be increased to $140, 000 by the year 2020. That’s a ~58% increase in salary over the national average.

    How does increasing the salary for CCSU professors benefit our education is the question that needs to be considered. Will we see a ~58% increase in the quality of our education versus other state schools?

    I doubt that. We’ll probably see yet another tuition hike when the state is already dipping twice into our pockets with taxes and the ever-increasing cost of tuition. Somebody needs to pay, and that somebody will be the students.

    What I don’t doubt is that investing in better classrooms, better equipment, better infrastructure is investing in us, the students.

    • admin says:

      Andrew,
      Not sure where you got your figures but they are wrong. The salary you report for a CCSU professor is nowhere near what the highest paid professor earns at CCSU. What’s more the amount that you report is actually more than what is contractually allowed to be paid to any professor in any part of the CSU system.
      Also, you should note that full professors earn different salaries than a part-time professor or an assistant professor. So not every one of the 1,043 faculty members at CCSU would be earning your fictional salary.

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