CPHEU Workload Report

Statement from Dr. Paul Tayler, V.P. of Higher Education AFT Utah and Chairperson of the Coalition for Public Higher Education in Utah:

"With the conclusion of the academic year, we have been successful in our discussions with representatives from USHE.  They were understanding of the issues we presented in our investigation and will be considering the report later this month in the administrative meetings on workload.  USHE also requested additional information, which we are including as an addendum to the report. We are hopeful of positive impacts on current workload policies."

Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

‘Back to school’ like never before

In her September New York Times column, AFT President Randi Weingarten says that going back to school has never looked like it does now. Weingarten explains that because of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, which has been chaotic, contradictory and inept, and the lack of federal guidance and funding, we’re seeing a patchwork of school reopening plans across the country.