Executive Council Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2009
Members Present: Pat, Barber,Joan DelFattore, Calvin Keeler,
Sheldon Pollack, David Smith, Gerry Turkel, Danilo Yanich, Rita Girardi
Members Excused: Linda Bucher, Leon Campbell
The agenda was approved as submitted.
The Executive Council will meet on Monday, March 9, April 13,
and May 11 at 11:15 in 302 McDowell Hall.
Executive Council At-Large: Member(s) will be approached to
determine interest in serving.
Joan DelFattore outlined a plan for recruitment. Among other
things, department reps will be recruited and kept in the loop about
AAUP issues. Each AAUP member will be asked to consider recruiting a
new member, and newly hired faculty will be informed of the benefits of
joining the AAUP via a follow-up e-mail and meeting after new faculty
Steering Committee: Department(s) membership was reviewed to
fill vacant positions. Several members of the Executive Council will
contact faculty for willingness to serve.
Department Representatives: An e-mail will be sent to members
by department in the spring asking them to elect a department rep.
Sheldon Pollack alerted the Executive Council that AAUP has a
12 per cent decrease in assets. This is attributed to the obligation
made in 2006 to National for $25,000 of which $15,000 has been paid. He
noted that an additional $2,000 AAUP Undergraduate Student Scholarship
was awarded in 2008.
In an effort to reduce expenses Gerry Turkel said the
newsletter will be published twice per semester. Copies of VOICE will
be e-mailed to members and non-members. A hard copy and the e-mail
version will be sent both ways for awhile in an effort to alert faculty
of this change.
Monday, March 9, 2009 11:15am to 1:15pm