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Study of Collective Bargaining
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Hunter College, City University of New York.

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Contracts and Bargaining Agents
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The National Center's 42nd Annual Conference in New York City


Save the Date! April 19-21, 2015 at the
CUNY Graduate Center in NYC

The National Center’s 42nd Annual Conference will take place at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City on April 19-21, 2015. The theme of the conference will be Thinking about Tomorrow: Collective Bargaining and Labor Relations in Higher Education. Please mark your calendars and look for updates about the 2015 conference in future E-Notes and on our website.

Conference Locations:
Sunday, April 19, 2015, CUNY Graduate Center: 365 5th Avenue, NY, NY, 10016
Monday-Tuesday, April 20-21, 2015, CUNY Graduate Center: 365 5th Avenue, NY, NY, 10016

Conference Hotels:
Affinia Dumont: 150 East 34th Street, NY, NY, 10016
Affinia Shelburne: 303 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY, 10016
Room Rate: $289/night

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Webcasts and Podcasts from the 41st Annual Conference

The National Center’s 41st Annual Conference, which took place on April 6-8, 2014, was a major success with quality presentations examining diverse topics including issues relating to contingent faculty, social media and academic freedom, bullying, the future of pensions in academia, on-line learning and intellectual property.  The success of this year’s conference would not have been possible without the support of Hunter College and the hard work of numerous Hunter College and CUNY staff and conference volunteers. The conference was underwritten by a grant from TIAA-CREF with additional funding from the Segal Company.

Below are webcasts and podcasts of ten panel discussions from the 41st Annual Conference that were produced by Hunter College’s ICIT Department and by Becca Pulliam of Please Repeat the Question Productions.


Social Media and Academic Freedom under Garcetti
Frederick Schaffer, Vice Chancellor, Legal Affairs, CUNY
Theresa Chmara, General Counsel , AAUP
Marjorie Heins, Director, The Free Expression Policy Project
Liesl Zwicklbauer, Director, Employee Relations, SUNY, Moderator
Watch the webcasts 
of the panel discussions.

Social Media in Labor Relations and Student Contact: Best
Policies, Practices and Training

Henry Reichman, Vice President, American Association of University Professors
Michael Loconto, Associate Director, Labor & Employee Relations, Harvard Univ.
Nicole Kendall, Associate Professor, Tennessee State University
Jeffrey Cross, Associate VP, Academic Affairs, Eastern Illinois Univ., Moderator

MOOCs: Impact on the Future of Pedagogy

Shanna Smith Jaggars, Assistant Director, Columbia University
Nicholas Anastasopoulos, Mirick O’Connell, Worcester, MA
Jeffrey Young, The Chronicle of Higher Education
David Bergeron, Center for American Progress, Panelist & Moderator

The Future of Higher Education
Martin Finkelstein, Professor, Higher Education, Seton Hall University
Jack Shuster, Professor, Education, Claremont Graduate University
Valerie Martin Conley, Professor, Higher Education, Ohio University
Theresa Montaño, National Council for Higher Education/NEA, Moderator
Listen to podcasts
of the panel discussions.

The Impact of Contingent Faculty on Higher Education Results

Michelle Kiss, Research Assistant, California State University System
Hongwei Yu, Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Champaign
Daniel Maxey, Fellow in Urban Education Policy, Univ. of Southern California
Jeffrey Frumkin, Associate Vice Provost & Senior Director, Academic HR,
University of Michigan, Moderator

Trends in Labor Management Issues at HBCUs
Zillah Fluker, Associate VP, Development, Alabama State University
Gregory Carr, Assistant Professor, Harris Stowe State University, HSSU-NEA
Carrie Gavin, Director of Employment, Florida A&M University
Derryn Moten, Co-President, Faculty-Staff Alliance/AFT, Alabama State Univ.
Elizabeth Davenport, Florida A&M University/UFF President
George Cooper, Executive Director, White House Initiative on HBCUs

Part 1

Part 2

International Perspectives on Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Robyn May, Griffith University, Melbourne, Australia
Helen Fairfoul, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, UK
Cindy Oliver, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, Canada
Michael Zweig, Professor, Stony Brook University, UUP, Moderator

Part 1

Part 2

Labor Perspectives on the Organizing of Contingent Faculty

Phil Kugler, Special Assistant to AFT President
Michelle Gallagher, Esq., MTA/NEA
David Kociemba, Chapter President, AAUP, Emerson College
Malini Cadambi Daniel, SEIU Higher Education Campaign
Harris Freeman, Professor, Western New England University, MA Commonwealth
Employment Relations Board Member, Moderator

Part 1

Part 2

Future of Pensions in Academia

Timothy Lane, Managing Director, TIAA-CREF
John Abraham, Director, Member Benefits Department, AFT
Neil Tudiver, Assistant Executive Director, CAUT
Mark Brossman, Partner, Schulte Roth & Zabel, PLLC
Brian Duffy, Acting Associate Provost, Hunter College, CUNY, Moderator

Part 1

Part 2

Collective Bargaining Results Regarding Contingent Faculty

Holly Lawrence, VP, Executive Board, MSP/MTA/NEA
Richard Nettell, University of Hawaii Professional Assembly
John Bryan, Associate Provost, University of Massachusetts
Lisa Bonick, Director, Academic Labor Relations, Rutgers Univ., Moderator

Part 1

Part 2