News & Blog

Candidates Announced for 2023 Elections

Press Release | February 3, 2023

We are pleased to announce the candidates for the 2023 Ohio Conference AAUP elections: -Vice President: Judith Grant, Ohio University-Treasurer: Shashi Lalvani, Miami University-At-Large Member–public institution with less than 100 members or private institution: Roger Anderson, Central State University-Secretary: Cassandra Fetters, University of Cincinnati (This is a special election for a one-year term to fill the […]

Higher Ed Would Get Boosts Under DeWine Budget

Press Release | February 3, 2023

On Tuesday, January 31, Gov. DeWine gave his “State of the State” address, which outlined his budget priorities for Fiscal Years 2024-2025. This is the first executive state budget in a dozen years that demonstrates a greater commitment to higher education and increased financial help for students. Here are some of the highlights: -A 9.5% […]

12.7.22 Updates: Support Miami Faculty, Columbus Teachers/Staff; Legislative Updates & Dec. 13 Rally

Press Release | December 7, 2022

Sign the Petition to Support Miami University of Ohio Faculty *Petition to support Miami University faculty.* More than six months ago, faculty organizers from Miami University of Ohio submitted a strong majority of signed cards to the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) to file for a union election. Given the large number of cards that […]

OCAAUP Annual Meeting Recap

Press Release | November 10, 2022

The OCAAUP annual meeting took place during the last weekend of October. Attendees heard reports from state and national AAUP leadership, including government relations and pension updates, and approved the 2023 budget. During our luncheon, journalist and author Will Bunch joined us virtually to discuss his new book, After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke […]

After the Midterms: 2022 Election Results & What They Mean for Higher Education

Press Release | November 10, 2022

Election Day 2022 on a national level was not quite the “red wave” that was predicted for the Republican Party. However, in Ohio, the trend of becoming a solidly red state seemed to cement even more with the election results. In a close, hotly contested U.S. Senate race, Republican candidate JD Vance emerged victorious over […]

Nominations Sought for 2023 Elections

Press Release | November 10, 2022

In accordance with our constitution and by-laws, this will serve as our call for nominations for the 2023 OCAAUP elections. The positions to be elected in 2023 are: -Vice President-Treasurer-At-Large Member from a public institution with less than 100 members or a private institution The Vice President serves in the absence of the President. The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing the Conference’s […]

Bunch, Peeples to Headline Annual Meeting

Press Release | September 19, 2022

The OCAAUP annual meeting will take place October 28-29. There are in-person and virtual options to participate. For complete details and registration, click here. We are pleased to announce that we will have two guest speakers featured at the meeting. Journalist and author Will Bunch will be joining us virtually during the lunch hour to talk about his […]

Take Advantage of AFT Student Debt Management Program

Press Release | July 26, 2022

As of August 1, 2022, all AAUP members will also be members of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), as a result of the affiliation agreement ratified by both organizations this summer. One of the many benefits of being an AFT member includes access to a program called “Summer” for student debt management, which simplifies the […]

Mid-Summer 2022 Updates

Press Release | July 14, 2022

The AAUP Votes to Affiliate with AFT At the National AAUP biennial meeting in June, delegates from around the country approved the agreement for the AAUP to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), which also entails affiliation with the AFL-CIO.The Ohio Conference AAUP is pleased that the AAUP is more formally becoming a part of […]

Petition to Ohio Legislators: Increase STRS Employer Contributions

Press Release | June 21, 2022

If Ohio kept up with the average employer contribution rate of the other non-Social Security states, STRS would annually be adding an additional $1 billion towards funding Ohio teacher and professor pensions.  It’s unreasonable to go 38 years without an employer rate increase. Sign the petition today: http://strsohioemployercontributionrate.com/

Two Arbitration Awards for Akron RIF Faculty

Press Release | June 14, 2022

Two University of Akron faculty who were part of the “reduction in force” (RIF) that occurred in 2020 won their arbitration cases. You can read the text of the decisions here: https://akronaaup.org/app/uploads/2022/06/Ramlo-Award.pdf https://akronaaup.org/app/uploads/2022/06/Prichard-Award.pdf

OCAAUP Under the AAUP-AFT Agreement

Press Release | March 28, 2022

On March 7, National AAUP sent information to all members regarding the tentative agreement that they have reached with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The agreement represents months of negotiations to establish a closer working relationship with the AFT. The AAUP already has been involved in joint unionizing campaigns with the AFT for many […]

STRS Board Votes for Benefit Plan Changes

Press Release | March 28, 2022

At the March meeting of the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) Board, the Board voted in favor of two benefit plan changes — one that impacts current retirees, and one that could impact certain future retirees.The approved changes take effect on July 1, 2022, and include: A one-time 3% cost-of-living increase (COLA) that will be […]

Vote Jones, Sellers for STRS Board

Press Release | March 28, 2022

In early April, faculty who belong to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) will receive a ballot in the mail to vote for STRS Board members. Eligible voters will be able to cast their votes by mail, phone, or online. Given the continued mail delays, we recommend casting your ballot by phone or online. The […]

Miami University Faculty Launch Unionization Effort

Press Release | February 3, 2022

On February 2, the Miami University advocacy chapter of the AAUP announced at a membership meeting that they are launching a card campaign to unionize the faculty at the university. The decision to initiate a union campaign was prompted by long-standing issues impacting working conditions, shared governance, academic freedom and compensation. Cathy Wagner, President of […]