GWUFA thanks President Knapp for his leadership in issuing GW's "Principles of Support for Undocumented Students." As an organization that shares his commitment to the educational and research mission of GW, we appreciate his determination to keeping GW a welcoming campus for all its students. We also hope that the university will pledge to defend … Continue reading GW’s Principles of Support for Undocumented Students
Recently GW Today published a misleading story claiming that employee benefits at GW are comparable to those offered at its peer institutions. This claim is based on a flawed report commissioned by the university administration to gainsay the conclusions of President Knapp's own task force of GW faculty and staff. That original task force report, available on the GWU … Continue reading Misleading benefits information in GW Today
President Knapp's own benefits task force found in May that GW’s benefits lag far behind those of our peer institutions. GWUFA was the first group to raise this issue, and we have finally overcome Rice Hall stonewalling. The full task force report is available here. (And browse other resources under our documents page.)
GWU Faculty Association General Meeting Tuesday, March 17 • 4:00 PM Teamster's Room 7th floor of Gelman library Find out what we've been doing to improve GW's below average employee benefits, protect academic freedom, and make sure that GW's expansive building program does not come at the expense of its teaching and research mission. Let us know what … Continue reading Membership Meeting
GWUFA members turned out in force for the February 20 CCAS Faculty Meeting to elect all five of the GWUFA members who ran for the Faculty Senate. Congratulations to Harald Griesshammer (Physics), Leslie Jacobson (Theater and Dance), Randall Packer (Biology), Marie Price (Geography), and Cynthia Rohrbeck (Psychology)!
GWUFA/SEIU HAPPY HOUR Thursday, November 20 4:30 - 6:00 Recessions 1823 L St NW, lower level (A few blocks from campus, but good happy hour prices! Next door to Mackey's) Please join members and supporters of the GWU Faculty Association and part-time faculty organized under SEIU. This is a chance to get to know each … Continue reading Happy Hour
FacCheck Newsletter of the George Washington University Faculty Association November 2014 Inside: Health Insurance 2015: At Best a Mixed Bag for GW Faculty and Staff GWUFA Supports Staff Protest of Tuition Benefit Reductions Focus on the Budget: What are the GW Administration’s Priorities? Faculty Code Revision: GWUFA Remains Vigilant GWUFA’s Inside/Outside Strategy GWUFA in the … Continue reading November Newsletter
GWUFA held its first membership meeting of AY14-15 on September 17. Here are the minutes of the meeting, and the chart that was distributed at the meeting, comparing spending on fringe benefits at other institutions, is available here or on the resources page.
One of the reasons GWUFA was founded was to protest the huge increases in medical insurance premiums that GW faculty have had to pay, even while our out-of-pocket expenses under those plans were drastically increased. Over the past two years, faculty medical insurance expenses have increased by 52%, so that we now receive significantly worse … Continue reading GWUFA and Health Insurance at the George Washington University