As on 7 a.m. Friday, the faculty of the Cincinnati State AAUP chapter are on strike. The major issue of contention is the administration’s proposal to increase the faculty’s workload to 37 hours a semester – 20 percent more than the teaching loads for professors at other Ohio community colleges. The faculty are concerned that adding more classroom hours will take away from essential time spent advising and mentoring students.

According the chapter, their latest proposal would’ve actually saved money in the long run for Cincinnati State, but the administration rejected it.

From the national AAUP’s official statement:

“The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) stands fully behind the faculty members of the Cincinnati State Technical and Community College AAUP chapter in their strike to protect academic rigor and educational opportunity. In the face of unreasonable administration demands for increased workloads that threaten effective instruction and student advising, Cincinnati State faculty members are standing up for the quality higher education their students and community deserve.”

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