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‘This bill is not a solution’: Kent State faculty react to Senate Bill 83

Aden Graves, Reporter June 7, 2023

Since Senate Bill 83, or the Ohio Higher Education Enhancement Act, was passed by the Ohio Senate May 17, several Kent State faculty members are expressing their thoughts on the bill and what it could...

Union President Deb Smith responds to Senate Bill 83

Leah Shepard, Staff Reporter April 16, 2023

Senate Bill 83 may cause university faculty to leave the state for employment in addition to banning Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and striking for university employees, said Deb Smith,...

Tenured faculty approves new contract

Karl Schneider January 24, 2016

Tenured and tenure-track faculty members of Kent State’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP-KSU) voted to approve a new collective bargaining agreement. The final votes were due by Friday...

From left: Charlene Reed, Stephen Colecchi and Lawrence Pollock of the Board of Trustees meet with President Beverley Warren on Jan. 20, 2016. The board ratified the new collective bargaining agreement for tenured and tenure-track professors.

Board of Trustees ratifies new agreement

Karl Schneider January 20, 2016

Kent State’s Board of Trustees ratified the new collective bargaining agreement for full-time tenure track faculty on Wednesday. The ratification came after a special board meeting was called following...

AAUP-KSU releases fact-finder’s report

Karl Schneider January 19, 2016

The American Association of University Professors at Kent State (AAUP-KSU) sent the details of a fact-finding report on Tuesday in an email to its members. The report outlines the mediation between Kent...

If we want Kent State to be the best university it can be, we need to invest in the faculty, Patrick Coy (center), an applied conflict management professor of 2O years, said. All administrators know that in their heart.

Provost’s message gives insight to negotiations, fact-finder selected

Matthew Merchant December 1, 2015

Tension between the university negotiators became apparent on Monday after a memo to other administrators from provost and senior vice president for academic affairs Todd Diacon, was challenged by union...

KSU faculty, staff, and supporters silently protest outside of the Kiva center on November 19th, 2015.

Professors’ union authorized to strike after online vote

Matthew Merchant November 23, 2015

More than 90 percent of the members of Kent State's American Association of University Professors (AAUP-KSU) have voted to authorize a strike if a collective bargaining agreement is not agreed upon.According...

Political science professor Patrick Coy protests outside the KIVA during the State of the University Address on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Coy said, In order for Kent State to continue to become a great university, we must invest in our teachers. Every administrator knows that in their heart. 

Kent State professors picket to raise awareness of contract concerns

Matthew Merchant November 19, 2015

Members of Kent State’s tenured faculty picketed outside the KIVA on Thursday to voice their concerns about the university and President Beverly Warren.As Warren delivered her State of the University...

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