Friday, December 6, 2013
The 41st Annual Conference by the National Center For The Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education will be held April 6 to 8th at Hunter College.
I have gone to this conference and it is run well. This year's program features former NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman as well as a host of other experts. The program will be held in CUNY's graduate center.
Other important topics which may be of interest to readers include
Research Panel: The Impact of the Use of Contingent Faculty on Higher Education Results
Michelle Kiss, Executive Assistant, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, California State University System
Dan Maxey, Dean's Fellow in Urban Education Policy, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Hongwei Yu, Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Champaign, Office of Community College Research
Jeffrey Frumkin, Associate Vice Provost and Senior Director, Academic Human Resources, University of Michigan, Moderator
Collective Bargaining Results Regarding Contingent Faculty
Ken Hawkinson, Provost and Academic Vice President, Western Illinois University
Rudy Fichtenbaum, President, American Association of University Professors
Karen L. Roberts, President, Long Beach Certificated Hourly Instructors-LBCC-CHI/NEA
Holly Lawrence, Secretary, Clerk, Massachusetts Society of Professors/MTA/NEA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Pamela Silverblatt, Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations, City University of New York, Moderator
Views from Our Community: Labor Strategies in Organizing Contingent Faculty
Phil Kugler, Special Assistant to the President for Organizing, American Federation of Teachers
Michelle Gallagher, Esq., Consultant for Higher Education, Massachusetts Teachers Association
Harris Freeman, Professor of Legal Research and Writing, Western New England University, Moderator
Panel in Formation
Views from Our Community: Administrators' Perspectives on the Organizing of Contingent Faculty
Theodore Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources; Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University
Susan Pearson, Associate Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Moderator
Panel in Formation
International Perspectives on Non-Tenure Track Faculty
Robyn May, Griffith University, Melbourne, Australia
Helen Fairfoul, Chief Executive, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, United Kingdom
Laurence Hopkins, Head of Research, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, United Kingdom
Cindy Oliver, President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, British Columbia, Canada
Michael Zweig, Professor and Director, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Stony Brook University, State University of New York, UUP, Moderator
Legal Issues in Higher Education: Year in Review
Richard Griffin, NLRB General Counsel
Nicholas DiGiovanni, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy
Aaron Nisenson, Esq., Senior Legal Counsel, American Association of University Professors
Additional information can be found by downloading Download 41st Annual National Conference--Updated Preliminary Program (1)
Mitchell H. Rubinstein
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
In the process of being evaluated to be a donor, it was discovered that I have Kidney disease (polycystic Kidneys) and cannot donate. My wife's blood type does not match. Our other daughter is too young to donate.
Linda's blood type is "O." We are looking for a doner with "O" blood type. If your type "O," other blood tests need to be performed to see if your a match.
If you think you can help out, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your unable to be a donor, but know someone that might be, I would appreciate if you could pass this information along.
Thank you very much for caring.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D., who is the director of the Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use recently wrote an article on sexting which lawyers and researchers may find of great interest. A pdf version of this article, which spans 23 pages is available here. The article's introduction provides:
The term “sexting” is a combination of two terms “text” and “sex.” The term is being applied to
situations to sending self-created nude or semi-nude sexually provocative images or sexually
explicit text. Most of the focus has been on sending nude images - because these are far more
likely to be more widely disseminated and because the distribution of these images can place
young people at higher risk.2
This document will outline the research findings about this phenomena, discuss the concerns
about current degree of overreaction, address legal issues, and provide recommendations for
changes in criminal statutes and for the establishment of an effective multidisciplinary approach
to investigate and intervene in these situations.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Michigan State Ct holds That Personal Email Messages Maintained By Public Body Are Not Subject To FOIA
personal email messages, including intra-union communication, maintained
on the email server of a public body are not subject to the Michigan
FOIA as they were not written in the exercise of an official function. This appears to be a significant decision.
The case is attached, Download Howell
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Elementary student in Arkansas vows to refuse to recite Pledge until gays and lesbians attain equal rights
An elementary school student told CNN during an interview that America isn't following the meaning or spirit behind the Pledge of Allegiance, and had decided he won't say the Pledge until gays and lesbians are given the same rights as everyone else. According to Will Phillips, the last line in the Pledge says 'with liberty and justice for all.' But Will says that line is not being applied to people in the gay and lesbian community because they do not enjoy the same rights or liberties as people who are not gay. Will says he has endured taunting and name-calling from fellow students, but he's determined to stand by his First Amendment right to free speech.
Source: KSLA 12 News, 11/17/09, By CNN
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Ever wonder if you could retrieve old postings of web pages on the internet? Well you can and its free! Its called the Wayback Machine. The web site's list of FAQ describes their wonderful service as follows:
What is the Internet Archive Wayback Machine?
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine is a service that allows people to visit archived versions of Web sites. Visitors to the Wayback Machine can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of the Web. Imagine surfing circa 1999 and looking at all the Y2K hype, or revisiting an older version of your favorite Web site. The Internet Archive Wayback Machine can make all of this possible.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein