Faculty Concerns

 

Campus Affairs

Governance

Representation

  • Results and analysis: statewide survey of faculty- Matthew Butkus, McNeese State University (May 2017)
  • The Economics and Politics of Louisiana Higher Education and Reviewing Prospects for Faculty Unionization- Howard Bunsis, Chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress (February 2017)
  • Results and preliminary analysis of the statewide Faculty Impact Survey by Matthew Butkus and Michael Meeks (February 2017)
  • Recommended Faculty Responses to Act 619 of the Louisiana Legislature- Lewis Deaton, University of Louisiana at Lafayette (February 2017)
  • Satellites looking for a Planet while Avoiding Collisions: Leading and Organizing Fragmented Faculty on a Research Campus- Michelle Arnold, LSUHSC–Shreveport (February 2017)
  • Invisible Minorities in Higher Education- Suresh Rai, LSU Michel B. Voorhies Distinguised Professor (May 2015) 
  • Advocacy and Liberty- Michael Swanbom, LA Tech, at the Alexandria Summit Meeting  (February 2015)
  • Letter to the LSU faculty explaining rights of and recommended procedures for colleagues targeted in personnel actions (December 2015)
  • Salary Comparisons, Deficiencies, and Inequities at Louisiana Medical and Allied Health Campuses- Tammy Dugas, LSUHSC professor (February 2012)
  • Institutional Support for the Changing Nature of Faculty Work over a Career- J. K. Haynes (8 April 2011)
  • Report on the Statewide Conference concerning the Situation and Influence of Faculty (4 December 2010)

Retirement

  • Lawsuit filed against the LSU Board of Supervisors and against TRSL by Dr. Kevin Cope and Dr. Roger Laine
    • LSU response to the finding of the 19th Judicial Court (January 2016)
    • TRSL response to the finding of the 19th Judicial Court (January 2016)
    • Second, updated version of the lawsuit (petition for declaratory judgment) filed against the LSU Board of Supervisors and against TRSL (March 2015)
    • Rejection of a request for a supervisory writing the lawsuit filed against the LSU Board of Supervisors and TRSL—allowing the lawsuit to proceed to trail (December 2015)
    • Lawsuit (petition for declaratory judgment) filed against the LSU Board of Supervisors and against TRSL (October 2014)
  • Retirement options and litigation – Dr. Kevin Cope, Faculty Senate Past President (November 27, 2018)
  • Understanding Retirement- Todd Langlois, Gaston Reinoso, HRM (November 19, 2018)
  • Why Cost is So Important- Don Chance, College of Business (November 19, 2018)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan - Connie Stevens, Empower Retirement (November 19, 2018)
  • Letter from Roger Laine to the United States Department of Health and Human Services regarding diversion of grant fringe monies from retirement accounts (March 2016)
  • Retirement Investing- Don Chance, E. J. Ourso College of Business (April 2016)
  • Reflections on the First Year of Retirement- Pratul Ajmera at the Alexandria Summit Meeting (February 2015)
  • Update on and summary of the retirement plan problem as presented at the two LSUHSC campuses (April 2014)
  • Simplified summary of the retirement plan problem and analysis of pertinent legislation proposed for the 2014 Louisiana legislative session (March 2014)
  • Update on and summary of the retirement plan problem for the LSU A&M Faculty Senate (January 2014)
  • Projected retirement benefits for various ORP-style retirement plans, including the proposed cash balance plan (May 2013)
  • 2013 TRSL update on retirement plans and legislation, presented 9 April 2013 at an LSUnited-LSU Faculty Senate event (April 2013)
  • Graphs prepared by Roger Laine comparing LSU retirement benefits to those at other SEC institutions (March 2013)
  • Graph by A G Monaco comparing LSU (and Louisiana) higher education retirement benefits to peer institutions (March 2013)
  • Flyer by A G Monaco showing dramatic reductions to retirement benefits under the proposed cash-balance plan (March 2013)
  • December 2013 Focus on the Fisc (publication of the Legislative Fiscal Office) describing the adverse consequences of a low ORP normal cost (contribution rate) (see pages 7–8) (December 2013)
  • Presentation by A. G. Monaco and Derrick Agenlloz summarizing the retirement plan problem and outlining a new approach to its solution (December 2012)
  • Report by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor on the legality of retirement plan changes proposed in the 2012 legislative session (March 2012)
  • One-page simplified summary of the retirement plan problem (November 2011)
  • Synoptic presentation on the retirement fund problem by LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope (October 2011)
  • Letter to TRSL Director Maureen Westgard regarding apparent violations of TRSL Board election procedures about the 2010 election of a higher education TRSL Board representative (May 2010)
  • Update letter from LSU Senate President Kevin L. Cope summarizing developments during spring semester 2010 (May 2010)
  • Detailed Charts and Analysis of the Retirement Plans- Robert Turner, LSUHSC (New Orleans) (March 2010)
  • LSU Faculty Issues Discussion Series, Roger Laine, LSU Benefits Committee Chair (February 2010)
  • Update letter from LSU Senate President Kevin L. Cope concerning further cuts in ORP benefits as announced in early February (February 2010)
  • Update letter from LSU Senate President Kevin L. Cope concerning progress in the ORP effort as of early 2010 (January 2010)
  • Letter from LSU Faculty Senate to all Louisiana faculty senate presidents requesting collaboration and concurring resolutions (September 2009)
  • LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope’s second letter, rebutting the TRSL response letter (September 2009)
  • LSU Professor Wanjun Wang’s refutation of the TRSL claim that it meets Social Security contribution minimal for exclusion from Social Security (September 2009)
  • LSU Faculty Senate President Kevin L. Cope’s initial letter to Louisiana university professionals (revealing and explaining the benefits reduction) (August 2009)
  • TRSL’s response letter (August 2009)