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2018-09-10 [3]

2018-09-10 [1]

2018-09-10 [2]

Bargaining-unit faculty were very well-represented at the September 10, 2018, Faculty Senate meeting, both among the Senators and the observers.


2018-08-31 [2]

AAUP talks with students at fall fest today about the potential impact of the administration’s contract proposals.

2018-08-29 [1]

2018-08-29 [2]

2018-08-29 [3]

Beginning of Semester Get Together/PAC Fundraiser for Ryan Taylor at The Wandering Griffin in Fairborn.

Ryan Taylor Fundraiser


APSCUF on Twitter: APSCUF is the union representing faculty at the 14 universities (formerly colleges) of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). APSCUF represents faculty and coaches at Bloomsburg University, California University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney University, Clarion University, East Stroudsburg University, Edinboro University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, Lock Haven University, Mansfield University, Millersville University, Shippensburg University, Slippery Rock University, and West Chester University.


With support from national #AAUP and the Ohio Conference AAUP, strike preparations continue while we wait for the results of the fact finder report.


Christopher Simeone {Director of Organizing and Services} and Rudy Fichtenbaum {President} from National AAUP met with the AAUP-WSU Strike Committee.


Kira Schuman, Midwest Lead Organizer #AAUPgave a workshop for the departmental liaisons Yesterday.


Dr. Gina Oswald AAUP-WSU Communications Officer with button making at the AAUP National Conference with members from Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas!


AAUP-WSU Chief Negotiator and National AAUP President, Rudy Fichtenbaum rallying the troops at the AAUP Summer Institute Reception!


Last Saturday, AAUP-WSU represented at the Families Belong Together rally in Dayton.


Rudy Fichtenbaum addressing the AAUP National Meeting in Arlington in mid-June.

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Rudy’s speech receives an ovation.


Dr No with Nancy MacLean of the Duke History Dept and author of the prizewinning book, “Democracy in Chains”, which unveils the long-term strategy of the Koch brothers. The National Conference of AAUP brings the best speakers!


Congratulations to our AAUP-WSU President Marty Kich seen here accepting the Marilyn Sternberg Award at the National AAUP conference. The award is given annually to the “AAUP member who best demonstrates concern for human rights, courage, persistence, political foresight, imagination, and collective bargaining skills.” Marty was recognized for having contributed 1800 posts to the Academe Blog that have earned half a million hits! Woah!


Dr. Gina Oswald teaching through example with ODS Director Tom Webb who took students to England at the beginning of May to learn about community accessibility for people with disabilities and international rehabilitation. They received a lesson on music therapy from Course Leader Helen Loth using the Gamelon instrument at Anglia Ruskin University.


Students are conducting experiments in gene expression with close supervision and mentoring by Biological Sciences Associate Professor Labib Rouhana!


Professor Tom Rooney with graduate student Mackenzie Rich, setting up a wildlife camera trap to monitor wildlife activity as part of a wildlife conservation project. His graduate students work with private landowners to be better stewards of their forests and wildlife.


Professor Deb Crusan of English holds a copy of her latest book, just out in paperback! Her research helps students around the world learn English.


WSU students travelled to Florence, touring the great museums with Prof Carrie Hilliard, an expert on the Renaissance. Dr Hilliard recently won a prestigious grant from Harvard’s Center for Italian Renaissance Studies to further her research.


Ryan Taylor, a faculty member in CEHS, is running for the Ohio House to represent the voters in the 40th District, which encompasses portions of Brookville, Englewood, Vandalia, Huber Heights, Riverside, and East Dayton. In the past our Executive Committee has refrained from endorsing political candidates, but we have decided to revisethat policy and are endorsing Ryan’s candidacy. Indeed, we wish to encourage our members to seek elected office because it has become increasingly clear that that is the surest way to make public policy more supportive of public higher education and AAUP’s principles of academic freedom, shared governance, and economic security and tenure.

Ryan’s campaign’s website includes the following statement on education issues: We must invest in quality education that supports educators in all districts and prepares all our children to be career and college ready and have the tools they need to be successful in life. As a college instructor Ryan sees first hand that students who had access to a solid K-12 experience are motivated and able to complete their post-secondary training. Students with a solid educational foundation understand career and workforce opportunities and spend less time in developmental classes to “catch up” to their peers. Ryan has a firm understanding of how important education is to help lift families out of poverty and how education is a catalyst for generational change.

Her positions on other issues are also available at .


Social Work Professor Jennifer Hughes celebrates an important day in the lives of her students. Thanks to Prof Hughes and all these future social workers for making the Dayton region a more compassionate place to live!


Prof Kirsten Halling shows why she is the R.J. Kegerreis Distinguished Professor of Teaching. Pictured with Professor Pascale Abadie and graduating seniors from the Dept of Modern Languages,


Dr. Sarah Twill from the Department of Social Work offered an extra opportunity beyond normal coursework to SW students. At the “Calamityville” site, Dr. Twill and the students explored the ways social workers fit into disaster response.


NUR 3300 Foundations of Research and Evidence-based Practice students present Prof Tracy Brewer with flowers after a demanding, rewarding semester. Nursing faculty like Dr Brewer are essential for the whole Miami Valley. The University is a public good.



2018-04-17 [1]


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2018-04-17 [4]

Last Sunday’s Public Forum at Dayton Public Library on Why Dayton needs Wright State. There’s one more on April 29th.


From left-right, Nataly Silva (student), Dr. Angie Baumer Johnson (Faculty), Chris Crutcher (guest speaker), Ali England (student). Mr. Crutcher was contacted by Nataly, and agreed to be the guest speaker for the 8th Annual Language Arts Fair, founded by retired WSU prof Dr. Nancy Mack, to celebrate the work of teachers, secondary students, and WSU students. Parents of high school students come to watch their children present writing technology and literature response projects. 








AAUP-WSU members (in the blue t-shirts) turn out in force for the University Budget Forum in January 2018.

2017-12-15 [1]

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More than 110 bargaining-unit faculty attended the December 2017 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Lake Campus in Celina. About 85 faculty, as well as a sizable contingent of Emeritus faculty, car-pooled from Dayton to the Lake Campus for the meeting, a distance of 80-90 miles.

Students Protesting at the Board of Trustees meeting on April 17, 2017.