Presentation to the Membership

March 5, 2014

Power Point Slides


of Faculty Attitudes
Related to Online Instruction


Results Presented to the Faculty
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Power Point Presentation

Howard Bunsis Financial Analysis

Presented to Faculty
April 25, 2013







Faculty Questionnaire

We are concerned with administration's over-use of adjunct faculty.  We are particularly looking to see if the administration is having adjuncts teach at or close to a full-time load on a regular basis.  This will help us get a more accurate sense of how many adjuncts are being used in each department.  Please answer to the best of your knowledge.  Thank you for your assistance.

Total # of Adjuncts:
Do those Adjuncts work every semester?
On average, what is the maximum # of credits
those Adjuncts teach per semester:
Additional Comments:


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The AAUP Chapter at Adelphi has a proud and colorful history. The chapter was first established in the late 1940's and was organized as a collective bargaining chapter in 1973. Over the years, with overwhelming support from our membership, we have been able to wage battles for faculty rights that otherwise would have fallen by the wayside. In collective bargaining, we have made strides that have received national attention and have served as a model for chapters across the country. Our officers, who are elected from the faculty, are active in state and national AAUP committees and twice our chapter has won the prestigious Konheim Award for service in defense of faculty rights.

In 2009, we negotiated a five-year contract. Two years later, the faculty voted to extend that contract through 2016. Given the state of the economy, it is not a particularly good time for contract negotiations. However, we were able to bring our membership a contract which addressed some of their ongoing concerns and included modest gains in the areas of release time and sabbaticals, dental benefits, Library workload and family leave. At the same time we managed to hold off attempts by the University to decrease medical benefits and increase administrative control in the peer review process. Most importantly, we were able to negotiate reasonable annual increases (3.5% on 9/1/2012, 3.75% on 9/1/2013, 3.25% on 9/1/2014 and 3.25% on 9/1/2015).

Just because we have a contract does not mean that we will sit back and take it easy. Issues and problems arise during the life of a contract and they need to be addressed. We rely on our faculty to guide us as we continue to work on your behalf. We know that our younger faculty members have unique concerns while more senior faculty have experience and historical perspective. Both serve as a valuable resource to us and we welcome any and all input and information.

We strive to be a resource for faculty—a place to find support and information. Our full-time staff person is available to answer questions or provide guidance whenever necessary. We urge faculty to utilize the services we provide.

Chapter Officers
President: Deborah Cooperstein (Biology) ext. 4215

Vice President for Collective Bargaining: Rob Linne (Education) ext. 4411

Vice President for Grievance: David Prottas (Business) ext. 3815

Secretary: Eloise Bellard (Library) ext. 3584

Treasurer: Carol Sussal (Social Work) ext. 4433

Representative: Stefni Bogard (Nursing) ext. 4548

Representative:  Craig Carson (English) ext. 4034

Representative: Carol Ann Daniel (Social Work) ext. 4440

Representative: Stephen Goldberg (Chemistry) ext. 4147

Representative: Maureen Roller (Nursing) ext. 4531

Executive Director: Cathy Cleaver ext. 3295
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