News from AAUP @ SHU

SHU AAUP Advocacy Chapter’s Response to Provost Passerini Regarding the MA Program in Asian Studies

(This letter was sent to Dr. Katia Passerini on September 7, 2021) Dear Dr. Passerini, We write in response to your letter of June 3, 2021, which references our chapter’s statement protesting the suspension of the Asian Studies M.A. Program and calling for its restoration with new investment. As we read it, your letter makes… Continue reading SHU AAUP Advocacy Chapter’s Response to Provost Passerini Regarding the MA Program in Asian Studies

Letter of Concern Regarding the Current State of Planning for the Fall 2021 Return to Campus.

(This letter was sent on August 4, 2021 to the co-chairs of the Health Intervention Communication Team (HICT), President Nyre, and Provost Passerini) August 4, 2021 Matthew Borowick, Vice President of University Relations, Co-Chair of HICT Shawna Cooper-Gibson, Ed. D., Vice President of Student Services, Co-Chair of HICT Dear HICT Co-Chairs, We are writing to… Continue reading Letter of Concern Regarding the Current State of Planning for the Fall 2021 Return to Campus.

NJ State Conference of the AAUP Letter to SHU President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre.

On May 25, 2021, the New Jersey State Conference of the American Association of University Professors sent a letter to Seton Hall University President, Dr. Joseph E. Nyre. The letter expresses concern regarding lack of shared governance in both the APSA program review process, which resulted in cutting several programs, and the university reorganization plan… Continue reading NJ State Conference of the AAUP Letter to SHU President Dr. Joseph E. Nyre.

Meeting to Discuss University Reorganization Plans – May 12, 2021

ARE YOU CONCERNED BY THE DIRECTION THAT SETON HALL HAS TAKEN? We are. In the fall, Seton Hall’s American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Chapter began a renewed organizing campaign. What had been a chapter of 15 grew to over 60 members. WE BELIEVE A BETTER SETON HALL IS POSSIBLE if faculty work together to… Continue reading Meeting to Discuss University Reorganization Plans – May 12, 2021

Statement on Suspension of Asian Studies M.A. Program

(This statement was issued to the Seton Hall Community on April 13, 2021) The decision to suspend the Asian Studies Masters Program as the result of a new program review process – one which ignores principles of shared governance – undermines Seton Hall’s commitment to DEI. At a time of rising violence and discrimination against… Continue reading Statement on Suspension of Asian Studies M.A. Program

Statement in Support of Faculty Senate Resolution on APSA

(This statement was originally sent to Provost Passerini on March 3, 2021) The members of the SHU Advocacy Chapter of AAUP strongly support the APSA resolution passed by the Faculty Senate, which is consistent with AAUP principles. We affirm AAUP principles of shared governance, including the faculty’s primacy in academic matters, the crucial role of… Continue reading Statement in Support of Faculty Senate Resolution on APSA


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