UConn-AAUP March 1, 2024 Update

UConn-AAUP Outstanding Contribution Award
UConn-AAUP Executive Committee Vote supporting National Labor Network Ceasefire
Higher Education Committee Forum 2/27
UConn-AAUP & Labor Coalition Partners Rally at the Board of Trustees Meeting 2/28
UConn-AAUP Leaders support Teach-In Efforts to Students
UConn-AAUP In the News

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UConn-AAUP Outstanding Contribution Award
The UConn-AAUP Chapter is pleased to once again to solicit nominations for the Outstanding Contribution Award to honor a former or current UConn-AAUP member who has provided exceptional leadership and service to the members of the chapter.
The award, presented in the form of a certificate of recognition and a memorial located on one of the campuses or UConn-AAUP property, is given at the annual spring meeting in April.
Nominations should be submitted prior to March 20th in the form of a supporting letter which should address the following criteria:

  1. Demonstration of the candidate’s sustained commitment and service to the chapter.
  2.  Demonstrated leadership on behalf of the members of the chapter.
  3. Recognized accomplishments made to the chapter attributed to the candidate.

This is a great way to honor those that have demonstrated the values vital to protecting the professoriate. If you know of a colleague who has set themselves apart in sustained service to the chapter, please send your recommendation to the UConn-AAUP office.
Letters of support can be mailed to our office at 1875 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06268 or emailed to Barbara Kratochvil BarbaraK@uconnaaup.org.

UConn-AAUP Executive Committee Vote supporting National Labor Network Ceasefire
The UConn-AAUP Executive Committee voted to join other US unions and sign supporting the national labor network ceasefire, as expressed by the National Labor Network For Ceasefire.

Higher Education Committee Forum 2/27
On February 27th, UConn-AAUP spoke to members of the Higher Education Committee as part of a Higher Education Forum to support.  Michael Bailey spoke about issues facing our campuses and our members and answered questions regarding top priorities.

UConn-AAUP & Labor Coalition Partners Rally at the Board of Trustees Meeting 2/28
On Wednesday February 28th, members of UConn-AAUP, GEU-UAW, UCPEA & AFSCME rallied before the Board of Trustees.  Over 75 members joined with a joint message that the current 5 year plan does not work and asked for accountability and transparency from UConn Administration.  The coalition partners all agree that we must be working towards a request to fully-fund UConn.

UConn-AAUP supports Teach-In Efforts to Students
The first teach-in occurred in Waterbury on 2/20 with over 30 students attending and two faculty members taking the lead.  On February 28th multiple faculty members came together to support a teach-in on the state budget and to rally the students back to Wilbur Hall for a rally at the Board of Trustees.  Interested in supporting a similar effort on your campus? Or again here at Storrs? Check out the materials on our website: or contact Gina at ginadb@uconnaaup.org for additional information.

UConn-AAUP in the News

Jeffrey Ogbar Editorial Making sense of the UConn Budget
UConn asks for $47 million more to avoid cuts- Stamford Advocate
UConn students, faculty rally against budget cuts (wtnh.com)
UConn students, staff speak out about proposed budget cuts – NBC Connecticut
UConn students, faculty rally against budget cuts (msn.com)
Board of Trustees meeting overshadowed by protest  | The Daily Campus