Faculty unions at Kean University in Union, NJ are fighting a new policy requiring employees to wear identification cards on campus. The University spent an estimated $30,000 on a pilot program to install keyless locks that can only be opened by swiping an authorized ID card. The unions fear the technology will violate faculty members’ privacy by recording their “comings and goings” without improving campus security. The unions also argue that the faculty has received no formal training on what to do in a crisis.
Read the full article by Dian Schaffhauser, “Smart ID Cards and Locks Facing Resistance at New Jersey University,” here.