Last week the university received a letter from the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) urging the administration to reconsider our non-reappointments and extend our contracts until the end of the academic year.
On Tuesday the Faculty Senate voted unanimously for a resolution that urges the administration to reinstate the foreign language instructors until other options to absorb budget cuts have been explored with full faculty representation.
On Wednesday members of the FLXIV met with the Advocate. The resulting article is here. Please register to use the site and leave a comment (preferably in a foreign language!)
On Wednesday the Russian instructor was interviewed by Channel 2 about her offer to teach Russian one more semester for free.
On Friday one of the German instructors was interviewed by Channel 33 about the AAUP letter and Faculty Senate vote.
On Saturday the Board of Supervisors will consider a petition to step in and undo the damage that has been done.
You can read more about the FLXIV and see links to the above stories here. Please leave a comment!