Urgent Notice to all Faculty!
On Friday, May 3rd, a general email entitled “Central Hiring Practice” was sent to the faculty and staff of the University. This email, (click here) stated that all position vacancies and all new hires had to be reviewed and approved by the Human Resources Office.
This policy of granting Human Resources sole discretionary authority over faculty employment obviates the peer review process for faculty and is a direct assault on both academic freedom and upon the status of this university as an institute of higher learning guided by student need. As such, this policy stands in violation of the most basic articles of our contract.
Your Union filed a grievance with the Administration against this policy within hours of its issuance.
In addition to notifying you of this grievance, I would also like to remind everyone that your obligations as faculty members are established in the contract. You may do more in service to the University, but cannot be compelled to do so. As faculty members, you are answerable to your chair, your dean, the Academic Vice President, the President and the Board, in that order and only within the bounds of your own academic freedom and integrity. It is a violation of the contract if any other university office or officer outside of this chain of command seeks to change or define your duties or to coerce or compel you in any way. If this occurs, you should notify the Union immediately.
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Welcome to the LIUFF!
The Long Island University Faculty Federation, certified in 1971, is an independent Union of full and part time faculty on the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University. Representing nearly 600 members, the LIUFF exists to support the faculty in thier mission to create a better world through educating the young leaders of tomorrow and through their own research endeavors.
In addition to enforcing the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the LIUFF protects the benefits of it's members and itself provides benefits to adjucnts. We also maintain scholarship funds and have a long, proud history of serving our members and our community.
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