AAUP Executive Council Minutes
March 7, 2007; 8:00-10:00 AM
Room 302 McDowell Hall
PRESENT: Linda Bucher (presiding), Leon Campbell, Gerald
Turkel, Danilo Yanich, Sheldon Pollack, David Smith, Steve Dentel, and
Kevin Kerrane (secretary)
Following the approval of minutes from
the February 7 meeting, the Council met in Executive Session for
reports from the Grievance Officer, D. Smith, and the Contract
Maintenance Office, L. Campbell.
Office Update: L. Bucher announced that, following
Council’s approval of the expenditure, a laptop computer for AAUP
use had been purchased. L. Bucher also reported that Integrity Staffing
has increased cost of services (office manager) by $.14/hr.
S. Pollack noted that the Treasurer’s Report
distributed at the February 7 meeting was now official, and that it
could be included in the next issue of The AAUP Voice. He
added that the audit of chapter finances, discussed in previous
Executive Council meetings, was now in progress.
G. Turkel outlined plans for the next issue of The AAUP
Voice—including an article about chapter membership and
finances stressing that the amount charged for annual dues has not
increased in 15 years. S. Dentel suggested that the article also note
the independent audit of chapter finances that is now underway. Another
proposed item for the newsletter would be a new survey of personal
expenditures by faculty to support their classes and/or professional
L. Bucher provided an update on the proposed joint meeting
with representatives ofthe Faculty Senate. One key agenda item would be
resolving the jurisdiction of the Senate’s Committee on Welfare
L. Bucher announced that Lee Raymond (from the Department of
Health, Nutrition, and Exercise) has agreed to fill the vacancy on the
Awards Committee. The committee has received six applications for these
awards. A new chairperson is still needed for 07-08.
The AAUP Farewell Reception for President Roselle has been
cancelled. According to President Roselle’s office, a university
farewell reception will be planned this spring.
David Breneman has been suggested for the fall speaker for
joint Administration/AAUP Faculty Forum. L. Bucher will talk to the
Provost re: suggestion.
AAUP Membership Report: Lists of members (N=507) and
non-members (N=542) distributed. L. Bucher asked that any errors in the
listing be reported to Rita. Council discussed ways to increase
membership. Suggestion: Ask for the AAUP to be added to spring college
meeting agendas – members of the Executive Council could speak to
the importance of membership especially in light of upcoming
negotiating year (07F-08S). Time for Q&A could also be provided.
Council agreed that light refreshments could be provided by the AAUP
for these meetings. L. Bucher will attempt to compile the dates for the
spring college meetings.
Nancy Getchell has agreed to run on the ballot for the
replacement of CHS Steering Committee member. L. Bucher will distribute
News from National AAUP:
Annual meeting: June – Council members encouraged to
Next Meetings: April 11 th and May 9 th from 8-10