Executive Committee Recommendations Concerning Credo Consulting
October 1, 2021
The Rider Executive Committee has offered a number of recommendations about working with CREDO. You can read the entire document and recommendations here.
A Bargaining Unit Member's Guide to Credo, Part 2
September 28, 2021
Please see the Bargaining Unit Member's Guide to Credo, Part 2. This is the second of a series of documents put together by the AAUP Executive Committee in order to provide you with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the workings of the consulting agency Part 2 will provide you with an institutional survey outlining the consulting agency's targets & goals, and outcomes.
The Problems of Prioritization
September 23, 2021
President Dell'Omo has once again decided to hire consultants. This time it is CREDO who will be using a prioritization process to rank the programs at Rider into five categories. Programs ranked in the bottom two quintiles can be eliminated or reconfigured.
You can read about one professor's critique of the process here.
A Bargaining Unit Member's Guide to Credo, Part 1
September 20, 2021
Please see the Bargaining Unit Member's Guide to Credo, Part 1. This is the first of a series of documents put together by the AAUP Executive Committee in order to provide you with a clear and comprehensive understanding of the workings of the consulting agency Credo. Part 1 covers Credo's team and ideology; Part 2 will provide you with an institutional survey outlining the consulting agency's targets & goals, and outcomes; part 3 will summarize the Executive Committee's recommendations regarding faculty members' responses to Credo.
Results of the AAUP General Chapter/Ratification Meeting
September 3, 2021
At yesterday's chapter meeting, after a review of the provisions of the tentative agreement, the AAUP membership voted and ratified the MOU to extend the agreement until August 31, 2022.
Thank you to everyone who was able to participate.
From AAUP Negotiating Team: Tentative Settlement
August 17, 2021
The AAUP and administration negotiating teams have reached a tentative agreement for a one-year extension of the present Agreement. This extension includes the following provisions.
1. An average increase of 3% in base salary for all members of the AAUP bargaining unit. This increase to base salaries will occur in two steps, the first on September 1st and the second on February 1st. For full-time members of the bargaining unit this increase will take the form of an increase of $1,600 to each full-time member's base salary on September 1st and another increase to each bargaining unit member's base salary of $1,400 on February 1st. All part-time members of the AAUP bargaining unit will receive increases to their base salary of 1.6% on September 1st and 1.4% on February 1st. All rank minimums will increase by the same amounts.
2. No layoff. This means that the earliest possible date for any layoff would be June 31st, 2023 .
3. Funding of faculty development on the following basis.
a. In the summer of 2022, there shall be a total of fourteen (14) research and development fellowships, divided as follows: seven (7) summer fellowships set aside for nontenured, tenure track faculty, and seven (7) set aside for tenured faculty. There shall be a maximum of ten (10) summer research fellowships with a stipend of $5,450 per fellowship and there shall be a maximum of four (4) summer developmental fellowships with a stipend of $5,450 per fellowship. In the event there are not enough tenured or tenure-track applicants to reach the set asides listed above, the committee may recommend additional tenure-track or tenured applicants to fill out the number of leaves that may be awarded. The process for awarding these fellowships will follow those in
the present Agreement.
b. Five (5) paid research leaves shall be granted for the 2022-23 academic year. Eligibility and selection for these paid research leaves shall follow the procedures in the 2017-2020 Agreement.
4. Eligible bargaining unit members (as specified in the 2017-2020 Agreement) will receive reimbursement for eligible travel up to a maximum of $1,500. A travel fund of $200,000 shall be set aside for this purpose.
The negotiating team will present this settlement to the Executive Committee for its recommendation and then to the membership for ratification as soon as possible.
Rider AAUP Chapter Statement on Racial Injustice
Together we have arrived at a moment.
It is a moment when the systemic racism and white privilege that have plagued our country from the start must end.
It is a moment that requires long-overdue actions....
Click here to read the rest of the statement.
Kaiwen is Gone!
Posted this morning at a Kaiwen news site is the attached announcement of a Kaiwen Education Board vote, on June 28, 2019, to terminate the Purchase and Sale Agreement with Rider University.
We have posted in full the Google Translate version of the announcement, and have placed in boldface some of the most relevant text.
Click the title for the link.
Deja Vu Dell'Omo
In a meeting with members of the Rider AAUP executive committee, President Dell’Omo accused Rider’s faculty of ‘hiding in their classrooms’ while he does the hard work of 'saving the institution' from financial ruin.
He is wrong on both accounts... Click "Deja Vu Dell'Omo" to read more
AAUP Leadership: More on the New Hiring Procedures
Rider AAUP outlines its position on the unilateral hiring procedures instituted by the administraiton. For more information, click the headline.