We Change Lives
There are a number of additional resources available for general faculty and Faculty Senate.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, McNeese piloted and spearheaded faculty surveys on the impacts of cuts to higher education on their personal and professional lives. McNeese partnered with the Association of Louisiana Faculty Senates to contact faculty across Louisiana. Further studies are planned to quantify faculty attrition as well as the projected impacts of faculty losses on public infrastructure, job development, health care, and the economy.
The Faculty Senate of McNeese State University is part of a much larger statewide network of faculty senates. The Association of Louisiana Faculty Senates (ALFS) meets four times per year to discuss matters impacting state-wide higher education.
“The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good. (https://www.aaup.org/about-aaup)“
Most states have their own chapters of the AAUP – it is an excellent source of information and advocacy.
The Faculty Senate has an on-going relationship with local and state leadership and has hosted on-campus public fora to discuss matters impacting the university and higher education state-wide.