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Webcasts and Podcasts from the 2015 Conference


Hunter College President
Jennifer J. Raab.
Tom C. Hogan,
Frederick Schaffer &
Risa Lieberwitz.
Ernst Benjamin, Ellen Schrecker,
Donna Haverty-Stacke &
Derryn W. Moten.

Introduction to Webcasts and Podcasts from the 42nd Annual Conference  

As part of the National Center’s educational and research mission, we have posted below webcasts and podcasts from our recent annual conference on April 19-21, 2015 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York. The webcasts and podcasts represent a sampling of the quality presentations made at the conference on contemporary topics concerning collective bargaining and labor relations in higher education including civility and academic freedom, contingent faculty, the perspectives of reporters covering higher education, the Affordable Care Act, faculty salary structures, faculty diversity and retention, the impact of NLRB’s Pacific Lutheran University decision and electronic privacy. We thank Becca Pulliam from Please Repeat the Question Productions and Hunter Colleges's ICIT Department for their quality production.


Watch the webcasts of the panel discussions.
Plenary Session: Civility and Academic Freedom
Risa Lieberwitz, Professor, Labor & Employment Law, Cornell ILR, AAUP General Counsel
Tom C. Hogan, Professor, Pennsylvania State University, School of Labor & Employment Relations
Frederick P. Schaffer, General Counsel & Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, CUNY, Moderator






Research Panel: Collective Bargaining and Contingent Faculty: A Survey of Results
Gary Rhoades, Professor & Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona
Susan J. Schurman, Distinguished Professor & Dean, School of Management & Labor Relations, Rutgers University
Valerie Martin Conley, Chair, Professor, Counseling & Higher Education, Patton College of Education, Ohio University
Steven Greenhouse, former Labor Reporter, New York Times, Moderator






Plenary: Reporter’s Roundtable: Covering Labor-Management Issues in Higher Education
Steven Greenhouse, former Labor Reporter, New York Times
Peter Schmidt, Chronicle of Higher Education
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed
Theresa Montaño, NEA National Council for Higher Education President, Moderator






Panel: Affordable Care Act Update
John Abraham, American Federation of Teachers Benefits Department Director
Maria Maisto, English Adjunct, Cuyahoga C.C., President, New Faculty Majority (NFM), Executive Director, NFM Foundation
John H. Gross, Ingerman Smith LLP
Larry Singer, Senior Vice President, SEGAL|SIBSON, Panelist & Moderator



Listen to the podcasts of the panel discussions Part 1 (left), Part 2 (right).
Research Panel: The History of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
Ellen Schrecker, Professor of History Emeritus, Yeshiva University
Derryn W. Moten, Professor of Humanities, Alabama State University
Ernst Benjamin, former AAUP General Secretary
Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor, History, Hunter College, CUNY, Moderator

Research Panel: The Impact of Collective Bargaining and Local Appropriations on Faculty Salaries
and Benefits at U.S. Community Colleges

Stephen Katsinas, Director & Professor, University of Alabama Education Policy Center
Clive Belfield, Economics Professor, Queens College, CUNY, Research Affiliate, C.C. Research Center, Teachers College,
Columbia University, Commentator
Fred Floss, Professor, Economics & Finance, SUNY Buffalo State & Senior Fellow, Fiscal Policy Institute, Commentator
DeWayne Sheaffer, Long Beach City College & Member, at Large, NEA NCHE, Moderator

Panel: Higher Education Scorecards, Performance Based Metrics and Faculty Compensation
Alan D. Phillips, Vice President of Administration & Finance, Northern Illinois University
Mark Smith, Higher Education Policy Analyst, National Education Association
Jonathan Blitz, Faculty Union (UPI) Bargaining Team Member, Eastern Illinois University
Jeffrey M. Lax, Chair, Department of Business, Kingsborough Community College, City University of New York, Moderator

Panel: Ins and Outs of Faculty Salary Structures and Wage Equity
Michael N. O'Malley, Senior Vice President, Higher Education Compensation Practice Leader, Sibson Consulting
Pierre Joanis, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Bucknell University
Rex Fuller, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Eastern Washington University
Michael Conlin, United Faculty of Eastern President, History Professor, Eastern Washington University
John W. Curtis, Director, Research on the Discipline & Profession, American Sociological Association, Panelist & Moderator

Panel: Faculty Diversity and Retention: Best Practices
Anthony Browne, Chair, Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, Hunter College, CUNY
Carlos Medina, Chief Diversity Officer & Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, SUNY
J. Phillippe Abraham, Vice President for Professionals, United University Professions
Rose Campbell, Faculty Administrator, Florida A & M University
Mark Hauber, Acting Associate Provost for Research, Hunter College, CUNY
John Rose, Dean for Diversity, Hunter College, City University of New York, Moderator

Panel: Electronic Privacy in Higher Education (CLE)
Jason Walta, Senior Counsel, National Education Association
Jill L. Rosenberg, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Frederick Lane, Author & Attorney
Raymond L. Haines
, Associate Vice Chancellor for Employee Relations, State University of New York, Moderator

Panel: Student Evaluation of Teaching in Higher Education
Philip B. Stark, Professor & Chair, UC Berkeley Department of Statistics
John A. Centra, Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University & Former Senior Research Psychologist, Educational Testing Service
Alexandra Matish, Associate Director, Academic Human Resources, University of Michigan
Lillian MacNell, North Carolina State University Graduate Student, 2016
Jamie Dangler, VP for Academics, Chief Negotiator, UUP, Moderator

Panel: Postsecondary Minority Serving Institutions: Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Robert White, Alabama State University Professor of History
Daniel Wims, Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Alabama A & M University
Quintlon Ross, NEA Uniserv Director, Alabama Education Association
Sasha Tarrant, Assistant Professor of History, Brazoport College, Executive Council Member, TX Faculty Association
Lynda Villanueva, Vice President, Academic & Student Affairs, Brazosport College
Joyce Moy, Director, CUNY Asian American Asian Research Institute (AAARI), Moderator

Panel: Impact of Pacific Lutheran on Collective Bargaining at Catholic Colleges and Universities (CLE)
Nicholas P. Cafardi, Dean Emeritus & Professor of Law, School of Law, Duquesne University
Michael P. Moreland, Vice Dean & Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law
Maryann Parker, Associate General Counsel, SEIU
Clayton Sinyai, Director, Catholic Employer Project
David L. Gregory, Dorothy Day Professor of Law & Executive Director, Center for Labor & Employment Law,
St. John’s University School of Law, Moderator


Panel: Sexual Assaults on Campus: What Is To Be Done?
Coleen Chin, Senior Attorney, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights
Michelle Kiss, Director of Special Projects, Academic Affairs, California State University System
Sabrina Sanders, Assistant Director, Student Programs, California State University System
Elizabeth Davenport, United Faculty of FL/AFT/NEA President, FL A&M University
Alexandra Matish, Associate Director, Academic Human Resources, University of Michigan, Moderator

Panel: Graduate Assistants: Special Issues and Challenges in Collective Bargaining
Kerr Ballenger, United Faculty of FL–FSU–Graduate Assistants United President
Margaret E. Winters, Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wayne State University
John D. Vander Weg, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel, Wayne State University
Peter Chester, Director, Labor Relations, University of California
Carl J. Levine, Levy Ratner, P.C.
Adrienne Eaton, Past President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT & Professor, Labor Studies & Employment Relations, Moderator

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