tenure http://michiganradio.org en With strike threat looming, Wayne State and professors talk through the holidays http://michiganradio.org/post/strike-threat-looming-wayne-state-and-professors-talk-through-holidays <p>With the threat of a faculty strike looming, both sides in Wayne State University contract talks say they'll continue working toward a deal.</p><p>The two sides have met over the holidays, and additional bargaining sessions scheduled. In the meantime, the faculty contract that expired last summer has been extended once again, this time through mid-February.</p><p>Talks “made some progress” on Thursday—but not enough, says Charles Parrish, a political science professor and lead negotiator for the faculty union</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 20:54:48 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 10554 at http://michiganradio.org With strike threat looming, Wayne State and professors talk through the holidays A conversation with Laura Frey, CMU Faculty Association President http://michiganradio.org/post/interivew-laura-frey-cmu-faculty-association-president <p>The administration and faculty of Central Michigan University have been unable to negotiate a contract. Tenure and tenure track faculty called for a stoppage and didn&rsquo;t attend the first day of classes. But then a judge yesterday ordered tenured and tenure track faculty back to the classroom after ruling their strike illegal.</p><p>In today&#39;s Newsmaker interview we talk with Laura Frey, Faculty Association President.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-983140.mp3</p><p> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:15:37 +0000 Jennifer White 3883 at http://michiganradio.org A conversation with Laura Frey, CMU Faculty Association President Growing concerns with increasing lecturers and decreasing tenured and tenure track faculty http://michiganradio.org/post/growing-concerns-increasing-lecturers-and-decreasing-tenured-and-tenure-track-faculty <p>The University of Michigan-Flint is one of many American campuses that has hired more lecturers than tenure track faculty in the past few years. According to <a href="http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/searchresults.htm?query=trends+in+instructional+staff+employment+status">AAUP</a> research, nationally the number of non-tenure track&nbsp;faculty increased by more than 200 percent on college campuses while tenured faculty increased 30 percent and tenure track faculty increased 7 percent.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:20:10 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 3280 at http://michiganradio.org Growing concerns with increasing lecturers and decreasing tenured and tenure track faculty Teachers' union sees a tenure reform plan it likes http://michiganradio.org/post/teachers-union-sees-tenure-reform-plan-it-likes <p>A tenure reform plan in the state Senate has the stamp of approval from Michigan&rsquo;s largest teachers&rsquo; union.</p><p>The Senate proposal is very different from a tenure reform <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/house-approves-teacher-tenure-changes">plan approved by the state House </a>earlier this month.</p><p>Doug Pratt is with the Michigan Education Association. He says the legislation would eliminate a state tenure commission, and instead assign arbitrators to school districts that want to dismiss tenured teachers.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 19:49:03 +0000 Sarah Hulett 3006 at http://michiganradio.org Changes may be coming to teacher tenure in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/changes-may-be-coming-teacher-tenure-michigan <P>Time is running out for state lawmakers in Lansing.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The current legislative session is scheduled to end today. They are hoping to&nbsp;pass a change that will effect Michigan's teachers. &nbsp;</P> <P>MPRN's Rick Pluta filed this report on what's happening now&nbsp;at the state capitol:</P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; House Democrats are debating proposed reforms to teacher tenure laws at the state Capitol. Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:00:55 +0000 433 at http://michiganradio.org Changes may be coming to teacher tenure in Michigan