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American Association of University Professors

Watch the new Toni’s Take video: President Bisconti discusses the Faculty Care Fund.

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In July of 2020, The University of Akron announced a reduction-in-force-action for 97 full-time faculty. Some of our colleagues were able to retire, but 66 were removed from their positions without cause and with little notice. In the midst of a pandemic, they lost their salaries, their health care, their dependent’s tuition remission, and their careers. They received zero severance pay, had their UA email accounts deleted, lost their tuition benefits, and were forbidden from requesting emeritus status (even though most were tenured, and many had been employees for over 20 years).

As an act of support for our colleagues, Akron-AAUP is establishing a one-time donation fund, the “Akron-AAUP Faculty Care Fund.” Requirements for eligibility for the fund are posted here https://akronaaup.org/eligibility-requirements/. Net funds collected will be equally split among those who are eligible and who opt-in to the program by 5pm, May 31st, 2021.


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Questions? Please email Victoria@akronaaup.org.


Thank you to the 88 people who have donated! 


You may donate by PayPal, credit card, or by check (preferred) payable to: Akron-AAUP, Faculty Care Fund in the memo line, and mail to:


PO Box 528

Akron, OH 44309-0528

*Please note: donations are not deductible as charitable contribu­tions for federal income tax purposes. You should consult your tax, legal and accounting advisor for guidance.