On the second day of the AAUP-WSU strike, more bargaining unit faculty members are opting to teach their classes. A Wright State survey of the Dayton and Lake campuses found approximately 43 percent of AAUP-WSU faculty are teaching or will teach their classes. The administration welcomes striking faculty who choose to return to the classroom.
Of all classes offered Jan. 23 on Wright State’s Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule about 86 percent were held without issue due to the combined efforts of returning and non-bargaining faculty, administrators and staff.
At the Lake Campus specifically, 99 percent of classes continue to be held without issue.
“The university is open and operating largely without issue thanks to the extraordinary efforts of our staff and faculty,” said Wright State President Cheryl B. Schrader. “We are committed to providing our students with the high-quality and affordable education they expect from Wright State. I appreciate all of the efforts our entire community is doing to support Wright State.”
Classes offered in the School of Professional Psychology and the Boonshoft School of Medicine, which are completely unaffected by the strike because they have no bargaining-unit faculty, went on without issue as expected.
Students should continue to attend class in accordance with their regular class schedule or complete class assignments as directed. Students will receive an email to their wright.edu address if there is a change to their class schedule.
Wright State is aware that some discipline areas are affected more than others and the university is working as quickly as possible to mitigate further disruptions.