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Course enrollment concerns pile up as we head into the summer.

OU faculty express concerns over course enrollment

D'Juanna Lester, Arts Reporter April 13, 2022

With registration for the Summer 2022, Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters underway, Oakland University's faculty has expressed concerns over problems surrounding enrollment and course cancellations for...

Rebecca Josephy is an assistant professor of French at OU.

People of OU: Professor Rebecca Josephy’s evolution in the classroom

Olivia Chiappelli, Arts Reporter March 30, 2022

Coming from the French education system and breaking the mold at Oakland University, Professor Rebecca Josephy approaches teaching with creativity and inclusivity at the forefront. While splitting her...

Oakland University and OU AAUP faculty have both filed Unfair Labor Practice charges against each other in recent weeks.

University, OU AAUP file Unfair Labor Practice charges against each other

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief March 7, 2022

Oakland University and the faculty union Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) have both filed Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charges against each other...

Oakland University Recreation & Well-Being will be hosting a Couch to 5k program for employees only. 

Rec Center to launch program for faculty, staff

Joe Zerilli, Campus Editor February 16, 2022

For the first time ever, Oakland University Recreation & Well-Being will be hosting a Couch to 5k program for employees only.  Couch to 5k is centered on helping individuals prepare for a 5k who...

OUs Board of Trustees alongside President Pescovitz and Chief of Staff Josh Merchant at last Mondays BOT meeting. The BOTs announcement of the creation of the Faculty Board Liaison Task Force could facilitate better communication between OU AAUP faculty and the upper administration.

BOT announces creation of ‘Faculty Board Liaison Task Force’

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 11, 2022

In a letter sent to the University Senate this morning, Chair of OU’s Board of Trustees (BOT) Robert Schostak announced the creation of the Faculty Board Liaison Task Force (FBLTF) as a way to “facilitate...

A view of OU AAUP supporters picketing during the job action that disrupted the start of the fall semester. Last summers heated contract negotiations continue to have an impact on the university, as the faculty union now accuses the university of bad-faith bargaining.

Campus workforce responds to AAUP allegations of university bad-faith bargaining

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2022

In January, Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) leadership released a letter they’d sent to President Ora Hirsch Pescovitz and the Board of Trustees...

Oakland University Professor of English Jeffrey Insko.

Letter to the editor: Does the BOT practice what it preaches?

Jeffrey Insko, Contributor January 28, 2022

Like many of my colleagues, I was deeply disappointed this week by the Oakland Board of Trustees’ dismissal of the AAUP’s request to appoint a faculty liaison to the Board. That decision constitutes...

BOT Chair Robert Schostak at a BOT meeting last year. Schostaks letter to OU AAUP leadership denied their request for adding faculty liaisons to the BOT.

Board of Trustees denies AAUP request for faculty liaisons

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2022

In a letter sent to Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) President Karen Miller from OU Board of Trustees (BOT) Chair Robert Schostak earlier this...

The universitys bargaining team has responded to AAUP accusations of bad-faith bargaining during 2021s contract negotiations.

University responds to OU AAUP accusations of bad-faith bargaining

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2022

The university’s bargaining team has responded to last week’s accusations of bad-faith bargaining during 2021’s faculty contract negotiations, in which faculty provided evidence that they say proves...

A view of OU AAUP supporters picketing during the job action that disrupted the start of the fall semester. Last summers heated contract negotiations continue to have an impact on the university, as the faculty union now accuses the university of bad-faith bargaining.

OU AAUP accuse university of bad-faith bargaining, demand response from administration

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2022

In the latest development of the continued fallout from 2021’s faculty contract negotiations, leadership from Oakland University’s Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP)...

The header of the official proposal from OU AAUP to add two faculty liaisons to OUs Board of Trustees.

OU AAUP formally request two faculty liaison be added to Board of Trustees

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 10, 2021

Ahead of Monday’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, Oakland University’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU AAUP) has sent a proposal to the administration formally requesting...

A photo of the outside view of Oxford High School taken Tuesday following the tragic shooting that killed four students and left seven others injured.

Campus community responds to tragic school shooting in Oxford

Jeff Thomas, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2021

Members of OU’s campus community have responded with an outpouring of support for those that were impacted by the unspeakable tragedy that took place yesterday at Oxford High School.  President Ora...

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