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Kasich's Tuition-Related Vetoes Stand

Colleges and universities will be limited on tuition increases We last reported... read more


New textbook selection language emerges in budget bill

Latest News on the State Budget Bill Senate Calls for "Textbook... read more


Good news on state budget, for now

Senate Removes Anti-Faculty Provisions from Budget Bill, But It's Not Over Yet On Monday, June 12, the Ohio Senate released... read more


Budget Bill Passes House with Language Targeting Faculty; Contact Your Senator

We reported to you last week that the substitute state budget bill contained three provisions targeting faculty: one establishing a one-size-fits-all post-tenure... read more


TAKE ACTION: Budget Bill Changes Target Faculty, Would Create More Inefficiency

Yesterday, the Ohio House unveiled Substitute House Bill 49, which is the heavily amended state budget bill. The easiest method for assessing... read more


Tenure elimination bill to be introduced; McNay testifies to subcommittee

Tenure Would Be Eliminated by New Bill It has come to our attention that Rep. Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson) plans to introduce a bill that... read more


Two reports you'll want to see

OCAAUP's 2017 Ohio Higher Education Report In 2015, for the first time ever, OCAAUP produced an Ohio higher education report entitled... read more


Bill would create tenured faculty workload mandate; We fight for your pension

HB 66 Would Create Tenured Faculty Workload Mandate Rep. Ron Young (R-Leroy Twp.) has introduced House Bill 66, legislation that... read more


Legislature May Tinker with Tenure, "Right-to-Work"

Tenure Language Crops Up in State Budget Bill On February 7, House Bill 49, the state budget bill, was released in full. It contained... read more


More of the Same in Kasich's Latest Budget

On Monday, January 30, Gov. Kasich unveiled the highlights of his executive biennial state budget, which covers Fiscal Years 2018-19. There were... read more


Call for Nominations for 2017 Conference Elections

We are now seeking nominations for the 2017 Ohio Conference AAUP Board of Trustees' elections. In accordance with our governing document, you must have... read more


Gov. Kasich Opens Door to "Campus Carry"

Thanks to each of you who took the time to call and e-mail Gov. Kasich to encourage him to veto House Bill 48. In the late moments of the General Assembly's... read more


Ask Gov. Kasich to Veto HB 48

House Bill 48, known as the "guns everywhere" bill, passed the Ohio Senate on Wednesday, December 7 and is being sent to Gov. John Kasich for... read more


ACTION ALERT: Guns on campus bill

Tell Senators: NO on HB 48 House Bill 48, known as the "guns everywhere" bill, is scheduled for hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday in... read more


Annual Meeting Deadlines & Important Voting Information

Deadlines Approaching for 2016 Annual Meeting OCAAUP's 66th Annual Meeting will be held November 4-5, 2016 at the Renaissance... read more


Join Us in Columbus for 2016 Annual Meeting

Registration Now Open for 2016 Annual Meeting OCAAUP's 66th Annual Meeting will be held November 4-5, 2016 at the Renaissance Columbus... read more


Public Sector "Right-to-Work" Introduced

On June 30, Rep. John Becker (R-Union Twp) introduced a "right-to-work" ("RTW") bill for the public sector.  As we reported... read more


OCAAUP Testifies on Higher Ed MBR; Other Legislative Updates; AAUP Summer Events

OCAAUP Weighs in on "MBR" Bill On May 19, Steve Mockabee, Chair of OCAAUP's Government Relations Committee and Associate Professor... read more


April 5: Oppose Guns on Campus (and other news)

Ohio Conference AAUP Update April 5: Lobby Your State Senator on HB 48  In conjunction... read more


Important Legislative Updates & Other News from Columbus

Big Higher Ed Changes Proposed in MBR Bill On February 22, Department of Higher Education Director John Carey unveiled changes and new initiatives... read more


Right-to-Work Bill Gets Hearing; HB 48 Update; Last Call for Elections

Ohio Conference AAUP Update Private Sector "Right-to-Work" Bill Gets Hearing On... read more


HB 48 Clears House; Nominations Sought for 2016 Elections

HB 48 Passes House, Now What? Thank you to our members who took the time to send a message to their State Representative opposing House Bill... read more


Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to all members and staff who attended the 65th Ohio Conference AAUP Annual Meeting in Columbus. We had a great event. State Representatives... read more


YES on Issue 1; Annual Meeting Deadline Monday

OCAAUP Board Endorses Issue 1 The Ohio Conference AAUP Board has joined Fair Districts for Ohio by endorsing State Issue 1, which will reform... read more


McNay Discusses College 'Bloat' on TV; HB 311 Addresses Mitigating Rate

McNay Talks Administrative Bloat on Dayton-area TV OCAAUP President John McNay appeared on "WHIO Reports," a local news show in Dayton,... read more


Reichman, Calafato to Headline Annual Meeting Events

Reichman, Calafato Will Headline Annual Meeting OCAAUP's 65th Annual Meeting will be held November 6-7, 2015 at the Renaissance Columbus... read more


The Budget Presented to Kasich

General Assembly Sends HB 64 to Kasich's Desk After Conference Committee hearings over the last week, the House and Senate came to agreement on the... read more


What you might've missed last week

Ohio Conference AAUP Update Ohio Members Participate in AAUP Annual Meeting Last week,... read more


Senate Makes Higher Ed Changes in Budget Bill

Ohio Conference AAUP Update Ohio Statehouse Senate... read more


McNay Addresses Senate Higher Ed Subcommittee; Contact Your State Senator

Ohio Conference AAUP Update John McNay McNay Addresses Senate Higher... read more


House Finance Committee Passes HB 64 Without Anti-Faculty Union Provisions

Thanks in large part to the activism of our members and allies, the House Finance Committee passed Sub. HB 64 this evening without the language... read more


Contact Speaker Rosenberger and Republican Members of the House Finance Committee

Contact Speaker Rosenberger and Republican Members of the House Finance Committee Thank you to those who have spent time sending messages to members... read more


Kasich Vetoes Voter Suppression Language; Election Results; DDN Reports on University Athletics

Kasich Vetoes Controversial  Voter Suppression Measure On Wednesday, April 1, Gov. Kasich signed HB 53, the transportation budget... read more


ACTION ALERT: Contact Legislators to Oppose Student Voter Suppression

Contact Legislators Urging Removal of Student Voting Suppression Amendment It has come to our attention that last week, the Ohio Senate inserted... read more


McNay Relays Faculty Concerns Over Budget Bill; OCAAUP Elections Information

McNay Testifies on State Budget Bill Earlier today, Wednesday, March 18, OCAAUP President John McNay testified to the House Finance Higher Education... read more


McNay Testifies to Ohio Senate Committee on College Costs

President McNay Testifies on SB 4 Yesterday, Tuesday, March 3, OCAAUP President John McNay testified as an interested party on Senate Bill 4. SB... read more


OCAAUP Produces Higher Ed Report; "Rights" Under "Right-to-Work"

OCAAUP Produces Higher Ed Report The Ohio Conference AAUP has produced an "Ohio Higher Education Report" entitled The Real Problems Deserve... read more


Legislators Focus on Higher Ed; Obama's Community College Proposal; Adjunct Dignity Day

Legislators Take Aim at Higher Ed It has been only two weeks into the legislative session, but members of the Ohio General Assembly have wasted no... read more


Kasich's Budget, Legislative Plans Focus on Higher Education

The Kasich Budget, FY 2016-17 Earlier today, Gov. Kasich unveiled his $72.3 billion biennial budget for Fiscal Years 2016-17. Below... read more


AAUP-WSU & Wright State Administration to Co-Sponsor Spring Semester Speaker Series

Spring Semester Speaker Series Co-Sponsored by AAUP-WSU & The Wright State Administration To celebrate the centennial of AAUP and the contributions... read more


End-of-the-Year Updates from the Statehouse and Beyond

End-of-the-Year Statehouse Updates "Right-to-Work" Earlier this year, the Ohio House of Representatives'  Manufacturing and... read more


OCAAUP President's Op-Ed Calls for Focus on Higher Ed's Real Problems

OCAAUP President John T. McNay had an op-ed published on September 29, 2014 by the Cincinnati Enquirer, which encouraged legislators and university administrators... read more


Candidate Questionnaire Responses from Nina Turner and David Pepper

OCAAUP sent questionnaires to candidates of both political parties running for Governor, Secretary of State, and Attorney General. Below are the responses... read more


FEATURE STORY: One of AAUP's Own Seeks Statewide Office

AAUP Member Nina Turner Running for Ohio Secretary of State State Sen. Nina Turner If you feel like you know Nina Turner, it could... read more


"Right-to-Work" Won't Be on November Ballot, Could Pass During Lame Duck

"Right-to-Work" Won't Be on November Ballot Supporters of a "right-to-work" constitutional amendment missed the July... read more


Higher Ed Legislative Update & How to Give a "Free" Campaign Contribution!

No Mention of Workload in HB 484; HB 483 Could Impact Your 403(b) Plan     HB 484 House Bill 484, which contained... read more


May 13 Rally at the Statehouse & AAUP Summer Events

 Be There and Spread the Word: May 13 Higher Education Rally at the Statehouse     On Tuesday, May 13, the Ohio Higher Education... read more


McNay Talks Workload, Student Debt to Higher Education Committee

Earlier today, Tuesday, March 25, Ohio Conference President John McNay delivered testimony to the House Higher Education Subcommittee.    We... read more


Workload, Other Higher Ed Items Get Their Own Bill

 Kasich's MBR Split Into 11 Separate Bills     As we reported last week, Gov. John Kasich unveiled House Bill 472, the... read more


Kasich Bent on Addressing Faculty Workload

 Kasich's Mid-Biennium Review Calls for Increasing Faculty Workload     On Tuesday, March 11, Gov. John Kasich unveiled House Bill... read more


Announcing OHEC & Workshops at Annual Meeting

Ohio Higher Education Coalition Holds Press Conference on Student Debt     On Tuesday, March 4, the Ohio Higher Education Coalition... read more


OCAAUP Board of Trustees Elections

Information on 2014 OCAAUP Elections     The OCAAUP nominating committee is pleased to announce the following candidates... read more


Higher Education Committee Report Released

Rosenberger Releases Report from Higher Education Study Committee     As we reported to you in September, the... read more


Plan to Attend the OCAAUP Annual Meeting - CBC Midwest Regional Meeting!

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Ohio Conference AAUP Annual Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Collective Bargaining Congress (CBC) Midwest... read more


Call for Nominations for 2014 OCAAUP Board of Trustees Elections

To our members in the Ohio Conference AAUP:    We are now seeking nominations for the 2014 Ohio Conference elections. ... read more


What You Need to Know About Campus Equity Week

 Campus Equity Week   This week is Campus Equity Week (CEW), a week of education and activism that draws attention to three of the biggest... read more


Gee to Lead Study Group; New Accounting Rule Will Impact Universities

 Kasich Taps Gee to Lead Study Group   At a press conference on Monday, October 21, Gov. John Kasich announced that recently-retired Ohio State... read more


Sen. Turner Asks ODJFS to Clarify Unemployment Standards for Adjunct Faculty

In a September 30, 2013 letter to Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Director Michael Colbert, State Senator Nina Turner argues that there needs... read more


Support the Collective Bargaining Rights of Adjunct Faculty at Duquesne

The death of Margaret Mary Vojtko, an adjunct professor of French at Duquesne University, has sparked a national debate about the treatment of adjunct... read more


OCAAUP President Addresses Workload, Administrative Bloat to House Committee

McNay Testifies Before Higher Education Reform Study Committee   On Monday, September 9, Ohio Conference AAUP President John McNay delivered testimony... read more


Sign the Petition: Faculty Must Be Consulted About Higher Ed Changes

AAUP President Releases Statement on Obama Higher Ed Proposal, Sign the Petition for Faculty Inclusion!    Last week, President Obama released... read more


SCRTW Bills Receive First Hearings

SCRTW Bills Receive First Hearings   Yesterday, the Ohio House of Representatives'  Manufacturing and Workforce Development Committee... read more


Updates on "RTW," State Budget, and CSU Law Unionization Effort

So-Called "Right-to-Work" Bills to Receive First Hearing This Week   As we reported to you in May, State Representatives Kristina Roegner... read more


GOP Leaders Don't Want "Right-to-Work" Right Now; The Crafty Way to Disenfranchise College Students

GOP Leaders Don't Want "Right-to-Work" Right Now   As we reported to you on May 1, State Representatives Kristina Roegner (R-Hudson)... read more


Bad News and Good News in Ohio

The Bad News:  So-Called "Right-to-Work" Legislation Has Been Introduced in the Ohio House They are at it again. ... read more


Full-Time Faculty Workload Provision Removed from State Budget Bill; Register for the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education meeting in Columbus, OH!

Full-Time Faculty Workload Provision Removed from State Budget Bill    On Tuesday, the Ohio House of Representatives released... read more


OCAAUP President Testifies to Higher Ed Subcommittee; Deadlines Approaching for Annual Meeting

President McNay Delivers Testimony to Higher Education Subcommittee    Yesterday, Ohio Conference AAUP President John T. McNay... read more


Action Alert: Contact Members of the Ohio House Higher Education Subcommittee about Workload Provision in Budget Bill

Action Alert: Contact Members of the Ohio House Higher Education Subcommittee about Workload Provision in Budget Bill    As we have reported... read more


Legislation Would Grant Collective Bargaining Rights to Adjunct Faculty and Graduate Students

Legislation Would Grant Collective Bargaining Rights to Adjunct Faculty and Graduate Students    Today, Rep. Fred Strahorn (D-Dayton)... read more


Notice to Members about Business Portion of OCAAUP Annual Meeting

Notice to Members about Business Portion of OCAAUP Annual Meeting The OCAAUP Annual Meeting will take place Friday, April 12 and Saturday,... read more


Budget Includes Faculty Workload Provisions

Budget Includes Faculty Workload Provisions On Tuesday, Ohio House Bill 59, the state budget bill, was released in its entirety.  The bill includes... read more


Gov. Kasich Unveils State Budget

Gov. Kasich Unveils State Budget On Monday, Gov. John Kasich unveiled his $63.3 billion two-year biennial budget for Ohio.  Below is a preliminary... read more


Register Now for OCAAUP Annual Meeting, April 12-13

Register Now for OCAAUP Annual Meeting The OCAAUP Annual Meeting will take place Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at the Columbus Renaissance Downtown,... read more


Ginsberg to Give Keynote Speech at OCAAUP Annual Meeting; Reminder about Nominations for Elections

Ginsberg to Give Keynote Speech at OCAAUP Annual Meeting; OCAAUP Will Host CFHE Meeting Happy New Year!    Please mark your calendars... read more


"Right-to-Work" Signed Into Law in Michigan

"Right-to-Work" Bills Passed by Michigan Legislature, Signed by Gov. Snyder Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan signed so-called "right-to-work"... read more


"Right-to-Work" Bills Fast-Tracked in Michigan Legislature

"Right-to-Work" Bills Fast-Tracked in Michigan Legislature  Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan is expected to sign so-called "right-to-work"... read more


New Funding Formula for Higher Ed Proposed

Gov. Kasich and University Presidents Unveil New Funding Formula     At a press event on November 30, Gov. John Kasich and the presidents... read more


Call for Nominations for the 2013 Ohio Conference Elections

Call for Nominations for the 2013 Ohio Conference Elections To Our AAUP Colleagues in the Ohio Conference: With this notice to members and chapter... read more


Watch the Presentation: Why You Should Vote YES on Issue 2

Watch the Presentation: Why You Should Vote YES on Issue 2   Ohio Conference AAUP Executive Director Sara Kilpatrick has been... read more


Wright State University Full-Time Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vote to Unionize

Wright State University Full-Time   Non-Tenure Track Faculty Vote to Unionize   By a vote of 92 Yes to 29 No, the full-time... read more


Early Voting in Ohio Begins; Vote YES on ISSUE 2!

Early Voting Starts Today in Ohio  (and other important dates)                                ... read more


Pension Reform Passes; YES on ISSUE 2; CBC Midwest Regional Meeting Announcement

Pension Reform Bills Pass General Assembly On September 12, the Ohio House of Representatives passed all five pension reform bills,... read more


Voters First Qualifies for Nov. Ballot; Help Preserve Tenure at Wayne State

Sign a Petition to Preserve Tenure We are continuing to see attacks on faculty in various forms across the country.  The latest... read more


Wayne State University Administration Proposes Elimination of Tenure

We are continuing to see faculty be attacked in various forms across the country.  The latest comes out of Wayne State University in Michigan, where... read more


Is Right-to-Work-FOR-LESS Coming to Ohio?
February 06, 2012

Is Right-to-Work-for-Less Coming to Ohio? On February 1, the one-year anniversary of the introduction of Ohio Senate Bill 5, two major events occurred:... read more


Annual Meeting Details & Candidates for Board of Trustees Announced
February 03, 2012

Full Details Released for the Ohio Conference Annual Meeting The Ohio Conference AAUP will host its Annual Meeting on Friday, April 13 and Saturday,... read more


Wright State University-AAUP to Host Panel Discussion with Union Leaders
January 20, 2012

The Wright State University-AAUP will be hosting a panel discussion with union leaders from the AAUP, Communication Workers of America, Ohio Federation... read more


The Assaults on Unions Continue
January 10, 2012

New Year, New Attacks Despite the overwhelming rejection of Issue 2 in Ohio, and the fact that voters in Wisconsin may very well be on their way to... read more


What's going to happen to my STRS pension? (and other OCAAUP news)
November 30, 2011

What's going to happen to my pension? Over the past year, the Ohio Conference has reported on potential changes to the STRS and other statewide pension... read more


Call for Nominations to Serve on Ohio Conference Board of Trustees
November 21, 2011

Call for Nominations for the 2012 Ohio Conference Elections To Our AAUP Colleagues in the Ohio Conference: With this notice to members and chapter... read more