AFT Michigan Unemployment Workshop held Wednesday Afternoon.

In case you missed it, Wednesday afternoon AFT Michigan held an unemployment workshop that focused on the specific issues arising at Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College. The speaker was Sonya Alvarado, AFT Michigan Field Representative. In addition to covering the basics of filing for unemployment, there was a discussion about “Letters of …

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From AAUP: Taking stock of WMU academic labor relations

a message from the WMU-AAUP President and Vice President View the original post here Dear Colleagues,Almost nine months ago, we reached out to you as candidates for WMU-AAUP President and Vice President. With faculty labor being exploited, and faculty input being all but ignored, we asked you to stand with us to advance goals and …

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Open Meeting Minutes (6/19/20)

PIO Open Meeting June 19, 2020 Special Guests Provost Jen Bott Nancy Mansberger, Academic Labor Relations John Ware, AFT Michigan From Nancy Mansberger: Several conversations with AAUP reps: we are all concerned about transparency There really is no playbook, but we are trying to communicate as openly as frequently as we know how Very concerned …

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Provost Bott to Attend Friday’s Open Meeting

As the university draws nearer to an announcement regarding fall semester plans, we know that our members have a lot of questions for administration. As an executive board, we believe strongly in building relationships with administrators and finding opportunities to connect our members to those making decisions about our future. We are delighted to announce …

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Joint Instructional Advisory Committee

As Communications Officer, I’ve had the privilege of representing PIO this past spring and summer on the Joint Instructional Advisory Committee (JIAC). JIAC was created to help instructors transition in-person courses to online courses when the university decided to convene as online-only for Summer I courses. Our conversations have ranged from pedagogical to technical and …

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“Active Learning Strategies: Virtual Possibilities” Workshop by the Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development is providing a new virtual workshop, “Active Learning Strategies: Virtual Possibilities,” June 17, 2020 11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m. This 90 minute workshop led by Dr. Elise DeCamp is designed to support current faculty, graduate students, and part-time instructors with insights into how to engage students through active learning strategies in …

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