If you're not already a member, please consider joining us! We also welcome collaboration with OSU students and staff or public groups who share our values and goals.
Mark your calendars to join us for our monthly meetings in Spring 2023 (email us for the Zoom link, which remains the same for all meetings)--all on Mondays, 12:30-2pm:
December 9, 2022: Let the Faculty Alliance of Miami (FAM) vote!
AAUP-OSU stands in strong solidarity with the Faculty Alliance of Miami (FAM): Miami University must stop impeding FAM's legal right to vote on unionization. Read our letter of support here.
August 17, 2022: Update regarding Dr. Angela Bryant
We are very happy to share, with Dr. Bryant's permission, that she has been reappointed and is on the path to gaining back her full tenure status. We were proud to stand with her and thankful for all the solidarity and efforts on her behalf!
July 19, 2022: OSU Senate Faculty Council Support of OSU Marion's Right to Vote on Unionization
On Tuesday, July 19th, Ohio State University's Faculty Council--the governing faculty body in the Ohio State University's Senate--overwhelmingly (with 83% in favor) approved a resolution supporting OSU Marion's right to vote on unionization. OSU Marion had sought the Faculty Council's support because OSU and its legal team are currently obstructing Marion's right to proceed to a vote. Read the Faculty Council's resolution here.
Along with other Columbus and Central Ohio labor organizations, AAUP-OSU stands in solidarity with OSU Marion's efforts to unionize. Read the solidarity statement here.
One of our priorities is to educate about OSU's budget and other important issues. We consolidate data and make it accessible because we believe information is essential to collective action. Our most recent page, Rising Wealth, Declining Academic Investment (2021), looks at OSU's finances coming out of last academic year and its changed academic performance and standing in recent years.
Check out the rest of Transparent OSU. Whether or not you're a member, feel free to link to our pages.
AAUP-OSU & the REASON Project
AAUP-OSU is honored to be working with the REASON Project, part of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, to ensure that students from historically underrepresented groups have equal access to admission and educational opportunity at OSU. The Reason Project is a coalition-building initiative that actively seeks out academic and community perspectives to advance its mission. Read more about the Ohio focus by scrolling to the bottom of their page.
Save Ohio Higher Ed
In 2020, our AAUP chapter co-founded Save Ohio Higher Ed (SOHE). This group aims to preserve higher education as a public good for all Ohioans and ensure fair practices for faculty, staff, and students. Working with other AAUP chapters, students, public policy experts, and K-12 advocates, SOHE holds regular online forums on important current issues and builds coalitions towards action. Find descriptions and recordings of past forums on the SOHE page.
All are welcome to forums regardless of AAUP membership. Register for our upcoming one!