Faculty Meeting Statements

AAUP Statements

May 20, 2020 Faculty Meeting Statement

"While we are in a moment of uncertainty, this does not mean we can or should give up on the values MHC regularly invokes in official communications: commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Moreover, given the uncertainty about the future, changes in faculty and staff levels at this time strikes us as ill-advised. Our people are and continue to be this institution’s most important resource. "

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May 13, 2020 Faculty Meeting Statement

"We call for a collective envisioning of how we -- the entire workforce of Mount Holyoke College -- can come through this crisis together. Payroll and benefits may be 70% of our operating budget, but that is because our employees are our institution. "

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May 6, 2020 Faculty Meeting Statement

"We the faculty are as invested in the continued success and survival of the college as the administration and the trustees, and if we are treated as partners, it will create a more effective response to this crisis."

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April 15, 2020 Faculty Meeting Statement

"Collective organizing is the single most effective thing we can do right now to be able to shape -- not merely respond to -- the difficult decisions ahead."

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