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Governance Standards in Institutional Mergers and Acquisitions
December 1, 2017
President Dell'Omo Lays Off Entire Westminster Faculty
Letter to Faculty
October 31, 2017
How a For-profit Company Might Ruin Westminster
October 18, 2017
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Statement on Proposed Sale of Westminster Choir College
Faculty Union Vows to Continue Oppose ill-conceived Sale of Iconic Music School
A Failure of Due Diligence:
Rider University’s Attempt to Sell Westminster Choir College
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Read about the proposed WCC sale in the New York Times
The 150 page document explaining Rider's 2017 bond has been posted for all to see.
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"Buyer ID for Choir College Strikes Note of Alarm"
Kevin Shea, Trenton Times 3/4/18
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Discouraged, Disheartened, & Dismayed
by Elizabeth Scheiber
Throughout the fall semester, I've had the opportunity to talk to faculty and staff from across the university, and the message I have received repeatedly is our community feels discouraged, disheartened, and even angry. Many have expressed their dismay at the sale of Westminster. These personal reports echo the statistics the AAUP collected in a survey during the summer. At that time, 84.5% of all faculty and 88% of full-time faculty were dissatisfied with the direction of the university. Add to that the numbers that show a disconnect between what faculty value and what they think the university values, the picture becomes clear. While nearly all of full-time faculty think the three areas teaching, research and value are vital parts of their job (98%, 94% and 97% respectively), they did not think the administration valued it: 75% think the administration does not value research, 64% think it does not value faculty teaching, and 62% think it does not appreciate faculty value activities. No doubt due to that disconnect, 69% of full-time and 61% of part-time faculty said they were considering leaving.
While the administration may not appreciate all of the hard work we do, we know what we all contribute, and we need to support one another. To that end, we honored faculty who have served on an APC and/or the Promotion and Tenure committee at our November meeting. In the spring, we will celebrate faculty scholarship.
In addition to preparing these appreciation events, the executive committee has been looking at ways we can show how important faculty contributions are to the institution. Come to meetings, check the website, keep you eye out for our communications to find out ways you can let administration know how important your work is.
Article by Article Review: An article-by-article review of all substantive changes from the present Agreement (2014-17) to the new Agreement (2017-20). All substantive elements of the present Agreement that are not referenced in this attachment remain as in the present Agreement (2014-17). This document represents what you are voting on.
Health Benefits: This document represents changes in the 100/80 and 90/70 health insurance options.
Administration's Initial Proposal and Final Outcome