GWuFA Missives

  • pssst…

    There is no financial crisis at GW (pass it on) Since our last meeting and communication about the Faculty Association’s pledge, we’ve received requests for talking points about GW’s financial situation. We share these points below. For those of you who have signed, we hope these points help you keep your commitment to stop layoffs.Continue reading “pssst…”

  • What if … GW hadn’t fired so many people last year?

    GW’s student body and faculty association repeatedly questioned the university’s decision to fire hundreds of workers last year. Many of those laid off were building maintenance workers. Would the university be drowning in mold right now if it had used some of the $45 million of relief money from the federal government to provide employeesContinue reading “What if … GW hadn’t fired so many people last year?”

  • Join the GWUFA Steering Committee

    Dear friends,  We hope your summer has been as restful as possible.  At GWUFA we have been keeping our eye on a variety of issues, and we look forward to working with you this year as we fight for meaningful shared governance at GW.   In the meantime, we need you!  We are officially launching our electionsContinue reading “Join the GWUFA Steering Committee”

  • The Faction Is All of Us

    Dear Colleagues, Our missive to you today is prompted by a recent email to the faculty from the chair of the GW Board of Trustees. It was a surprisingly combative message, much more authoritarian than collegial. Rather than suggesting ways to unite our community after a difficult year, Grace Speights scolded faculty for what she understands toContinue reading “The Faction Is All of Us”

  • Hallelujah!

    The GW Faculty Association is gratified that the Board of Trustees and GW administration have come to agree with us and the vast majority of the GW faculty that Thomas J. LeBlanc is not the right president for our university. We look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, the Faculty Senate and the faculty,Continue reading “Hallelujah!”

  • so over it

    “It never occurred to me…”

    remark made by Thomas LeBlanc at April 23 CCAS Faculty Meeting,with regard to faculty expectations of shared governance The results of the Faculty Senate survey cannot be any clearer. 89% of faculty condemned LeBlanc’s integrity/ethics 85% expressed negative views of LeBlanc’s competence/execution 85% expressed a lack of trust in his leadership 84% expressed negative viewsContinue reading ““It never occurred to me…””

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As President LeBlanc’s contract comes up for review with the Board of Trustees, please make your lack of faith in ...
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Dear Comrades, Thank you again for your responses to our March 8 Questionnaire on the costs of remote work. As ...
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121 as of Wednesday evening—certainly more than a trickle, but not quite a deluge. So please consider nudging a few ...
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Tell us how it's going. Please take 10 minutes to complete this poll March 8th, International Women’s Day. It’s a ...
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Yesterday, we wrote to underscore the damning results of the faculty survey: only 27% of faculty “feels confident in the ...
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The results of the Faculty Survey of the President are in. Over the objections of the LeBlanc administration, and despite ...
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Members of the GW community have long asked for a serious and sustained commitment to a much more diverse faculty ...
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