Minutes from February 14, 2005 Executive
10:00 am-12:00 noon; 302 McDowell Hall
Present: L. Bucher, L. Campbell (CMO), D. Colton, S. Dentel,
K. Kerrane, S. Pollack, D. Smith (GO), G. Turkel, D. Yanich
Excused: J. VanName
Minutes from 1/19 Executive Council and Steering Committee
1. Report from the Bargaining Team
Bargaining team has met with Administration on 1/26 and 2/9.
Summary notes for both meetings distributed by K. Kerrane. D. Colton
provided additional descriptions of progress on grievance procedure,
just cause, childbirth/adoption, parking, and buyout. No discussions
have been initiated regarding salary increases. Further discussion
encountered re: administration's proposal of a new non-tenure track
faculty line: Research Faculty. It was determined that M. Colm should
send proposal to the Executive Council as this is not a bargaining
Next meeting is scheduled for 2/23. D. Colton suggested that a
meeting be scheduled with the Steering Committee/Department
Representatives after this to update members on progress. Meeting will
be scheduled for Monday, March 7 at 10 AM in Rm. 222, McDowell Hall. D.
Colton and K. Kerrane left after presenting report.
- L. Campbell provided the CMO's report.
- D. Smith provided the GO's report.
2. Treasurer's report
S. Pollack distributed the annual report as well as a
comparison of AAUP dues from comparable universities. Both will be
reported in an issue of the aaUPBEAT.
G. Turkel reported that the February issue (to be circulated
for review shortly) will focus on the bargaining proposal presented to
the Administration. The March issue will continue to focus on
bargaining/contract issues and will also include the Treasurer's annual
report and dues comparison. The April issue will discuss the difference
between a grievance and a complaint and present a history of workload,
including how to change workload policies.
G. Turkel will work with B. Bohm to present a new format for
the newsletter by September.
Both G. Turkel and R. Girardi are investigating union printers
in Wilmington. These printers generally use off set printing which is a
costly method of printing. Once estimates for the printing of the
newsletter are available, they will be presented to the Executive
Council for consideration.
4. Old Business
- Website update: L. Bucher and R. Girardi met with Marc
Drumm and discussed revisions to the website. Access to the website has
been obtained for Marc and we can expect a preview of the revisions
later in the semester.
- Meeting with faculty from Chemistry: L. Bucher and S.
Dentel met with Doug Doren and John Koh from Chemistry on 1/26. Faculty
shared concerns regarding salary and merit increases. They indicated
that young faculty in their department needed to reach average salaries
(in the next level) faster than it currently takes in order to keep
them. They suggested that salary increases be based on merit alone and
not on merit and across the board. It was suggested that salary equity
studies could/should be requested by faculty to see if salary
adjustments were in order. L. Bucher suggested that a meeting be
arranged with AAUP and faculty from Chemistry/ Biochemistry and
Engineering to enhance communication between both.
L. Bucher also requested that a department representative was needed
for Chemistry and Doug Doren agreed to serve. Brian Bahnson was
recommended as a replacement on the Steering Committee.
- Bylaws revisions: L. Bucher will send out an announcement
for the Open Faculty meeting to discuss bylaws revisions to be held on
2/28 at 10AM in Rm. 347, McDowell Hall. L. Bucher will work with S.
Pollack to present revisions to the proposed language for amendments.
- Vacancies on the Steering Committee: John Bieber and Brain
Bahnson have agreed to serve on the Steering Committee replacing Paul
Evenson and Arwen Mohun (as they are both on sabbaticals this spring).
Ballot will be distributed to AAUP members in the College of Arts and
Sciences. Still need replacement for Pat Barber (College of Agriculture
and Natural Resources).
- UD AAUP History: G. Turkel will contact Carol Hoffecker in
order to contact Tom Godwin re: status of project. Once whereabouts
known, a certified letter will be sent from our attorney to Tom
requesting any/all materials collected as part of project.
5. New Business
- AAUP 91st Annual Meeting: June 9-12, Washington, DC:
Information on the conference details is available and members are
encouraged to attend.
- AAUP Summer Institute: July 21-24, University of New
Hampshire: Information on the conference details is available and
members are encouraged to attend.
- National AAUP Database: email received from national asking
for assistance in updating the national database. Information forwarded
to G. Turkel for publication in the aaUPBEAT
- Reference to AAUP at City Council Meeting: S. Dentel
reported that Rick Armitage, chief lobbyist for the UD, made a comment
that the AAUP has not made any attempt to request that UD use reusable
energy. This issue, while important, is not a condition of employment
and therefore not something for which the AAUP would take the lead. L.
Bucher will contact Maxine Colm to discuss the reference to the AAUP in
such a forum and in such a manner.
6. Future Executive Council Meetings
- 3/14/05 @ 10 AM, Rm. 302, MDH
- 4/11/05 @ 10 AM, Rm. 302, MDH
- 5/16/05 @ 10 AM, Rm. 302, MDH