Cincinnati State to remain open Monday despite faculty strike

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati State classes will continue as usual on Monday, even though some faculty members are on strike.

According to Dr. Monica Posey, academic vice president at Cincinnati State, arrangements have been made to cover classes that are normally taught by the striking faculty members.

About 200 of the full time employees are members of the American Association of University Professors union and they are the employees striking.

"We are committed to our excellent faculty, which includes our adjunct as well as our full-time instructors,'' said Cathy Crain, the incoming chair of the Board of Trustees. "Approximately 200 out of 784 faculty members have chosen to go on strike. The rest of Cincinnati State's faculty is expected to remain on the job, teaching in classrooms. Nothing will change in those classes.''

Dr. Posey says that they have been planning the arrangements since spring to make sure that classes would continue in the possibly of a strike. Some of the classes will be assigned to deans, associate deans, administrators and newly-hired adjuncts will teach some of those classes.

All student service areas including the Advising and Counseling Center, Admission, Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar, Student Activities, Veterans Affairs, International Student Services, Disability Services, and College Access programs will be open and continue serving students during their regular business hours.  The Writing Center and The Success Center Main and Annex will be open during their regular operational hours.

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