LeBlanc has confirmed there will be layoffs. Now is the time for each of us to fight them in every way we can.

We have received some very alarming information from President LeBlanc. On Thursday, in a response to our email of May 18, LeBlanc wrote to us that “we won’t be able to continue to avoid layoffs any longer.” We reproduce President LeBlanc’s email and our own response below. As you know, and as we wrote toContinue reading “LeBlanc has confirmed there will be layoffs. Now is the time for each of us to fight them in every way we can.”

Summer Membership Meeting June 15th, 2020!

Are you, like us, pissed off that the GW administration continues to announce transformational plans for the university without consulting in good faith the faculty or other members of the university community?  Are you as irritated as we are by the administration’s continued farce of shared governance, with its manufactured committees composed of hand-picked faculty members with marching orders imposedContinue reading “Summer Membership Meeting June 15th, 2020!”

The crisis at GW is not in its finances but its administration

Many of you may have already seen the “Financial Update” presented to the Finance and Investments Committee of the Board of Trustees on May 14, 2020. We are writing first and foremost because we think everyone should have access to this document, and you can find it attached to this message. Ideally, the administration wouldContinue reading “The crisis at GW is not in its finances but its administration”

A 6-8% Raise for ALL Faculty

Last week the GWU Faculty Association sent a letter to President LeBlanc requesting a 6%-8% raise in a future year, once the university has recovered any financial losses from the pandemic and operations have returned to normal. While our priority remains preventing any layoffs or furloughs, we are also concerned that the present, temporary crisis,Continue reading “A 6-8% Raise for ALL Faculty”

Florida cronyism and the projected budget crisis at GW

19 May 2020 Dear GWUFA Members,   No doubt many of you have been thinking about LeBlanc’s vague but ominous warning on May 11th that, because compensation makes up a “significant share of our budget, we will have to make personnel decisions that affect all of us.” LeBlanc’s announcement followed on heels of the May 8thContinue reading “Florida cronyism and the projected budget crisis at GW”

GWUFA demands fair treatment for contract faculty–Member Action Items

11 May 2020 Dear Colleagues, Two weeks ago we sent a letter to Provost Blake, asking whether he would extend the same automatic extensions to contract faculty that GW has given to tenure track faculty. We have not yet received a response, and we will continue to press him, especially now that the administration isContinue reading “GWUFA demands fair treatment for contract faculty–Member Action Items”

How Will GW Spend $9.1 Million from Federal Government?

The George Washington University is receiving more than $9 million in federal pandemic-related relief. Given the challenging economic situation GW is facing, we believe it is important that our membership understand the stipulations of this aid, and that University leadership respond to our questions and concerns.  The following highlights aspects of this legislation that weContinue reading “How Will GW Spend $9.1 Million from Federal Government?”

GWUFA Demands Protections for Contract Faculty

We were dismayed to learn that contract faculty are not being given same the automatic extensions as tenure-track faculty. We wrote the following letter to Provost Blake, and we’ll let you know if and how Provost Blake responds to us. (April 27, 2020) Dear Provost Blake, I write on behalf of the GWU Faculty Association,Continue reading “GWUFA Demands Protections for Contract Faculty”