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We have compiled the resources below to help instructional academic staff learn about their employee rights. The UW System's Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project has exposed long-standing inequities facing lecturers, visiting professors, and other adjunct instructors.

Together, we can become informed advocates for better pay, job security, promotion opportunities, and working conditions. We are committed to using  shared governance and collective action to create the best educational environment for students and employees.

Resource Packet--Start here! This document, created by IAS and

A bar graph showing responses to questions about pressure to work beyond appointment.  Bar categories are Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Often, All the time.  The highest bar is "Sometimes".

We have crunched the numbers and prepared the Powerpoint presentation below describing the results of the most recent survey of Instructional Academic Staff at UWEC.

2022 IAS Survey Presentation

The main findings concern both the terms of employment and employee morale. The survey documents widespread problems with appointment letters and employment policies: not only do IAS work year-after-year with very little job security and low pay, they work very hard and face pressure to do more than what they are paid to do. As a result, IAS are not happy. Pay, promotion opportunities, and job


The Chronicle of HIgher Education has published its lastest salary data for faculty and academic staff at colleges and universities across the country, and the picture is not pretty. UW-Eau Claire salaries for all faculty and staff lag behind those of most of our peer institutions in the upper Midwest, and they rank "below" or "far below" the median of all Master's-level universities in the country.

The data come from the American Association of University Professors' (AAUP) annual survey. These data come from the 2012-13 academic year, and 1,142 institutions of higher education submitted data


On Tuesday, May 12, 2015, the University Senate approved the following resolution in support of tenure at UW-Eau Claire. The resolution was brought to the University Senate after it was approved unanimously by UFAS-UWEC members at their Spring General Membership Meeting. Thanks to all academic staff and faculty who voted for the resolution, and a special thanks to those who worked so hard to make it happen.

Whereas the historic and continuing purpose of tenure is to enable, and ensure academic freedom,
whereas our UW-Eau Claire mission statement commits us, all of us, to strive to engage with

Check out Sad Iron the fun and informative blog from Chuck Rybak, Associate Professor of English and Humanistic Studies at UW-Green Bay. Excellent commentary on the 2015 UW Debacle.


The President of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), Rudy Fictenbaum, has weighed in on tenure and shared governance protections in the UW System. In a June 3, 2015 letter to Ray Cross and Michael Falbo, Fichtenbaum offered the services and recommendations of the AAUP to ensure that the UW System continues to value the voices of its faculty and staff.

Of particular interest, however, is the attached document, called "Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure." It provides sample handbook language on policies and procedures recommended by the AAUP