Executive Council Meeting Minutes
April 13, 2009
10:15 – 12:15
Members present: Pat Barber, Linda Bucher (via
phone), Leon Campbell, Joan DelFattore, Prasad Dhurjati, Calvin Keeler,
Sheldon Pollack, David Smith, Gerry Turkel, Danilo Yanich
Guest: Kevin Kerrane (former secretary)
1. Contract maintenance report: Leon Campbell
2. Grievance officer report: David Smith
3. Treasurer's report: Sheldon Pollack
4. Further business in executive session
The agenda was approved as submitted.
Minutes of March 9, 2009 were approved as submitted.
Joan DelFattore announced that we need three (3) more faculty
members to represent Arts and Sciences and one (1) for Health Sciences.
David Smith did not have additional A&S names. Kevin Kerrane
volunteered to be on the steering committee representing A&S. Gerry
Turkel will ask David Colton if he would serve as well.
Linda Bucher will contact some others in her college and let
Joan DelFattore know by Thursday, April 16 th, if anyone agrees to
serve. Once the information is received from Gerry Turkel and Linda
Bucher, Rita Girardi will prepare and send ballots to UD-AAUP
membership by April 20 th and request a turnaround of no more than a
Post tenure review: Council will have an in-depth discussion
of the faculty handbook’s information on this topic at the next
meeting along with the implications of RBB for faculty.
Student scholarships: Congratulatory letters to award
recipients were written by Joan DelFattore and are attached to these
minutes. Recipient award information will also be included in the next
issue of AAUP VOICE.
Other: Gerry Turkel will summarize our expectations with
regard to the current contract in AAUP VOICE. Other issues
discussed were free speech, applying for sabbatical leave, and the
importance of becoming a member of the AAUP.
Salary equity: Leon Campbell reported that Michael Middaugh
is trying to collect salary information from the departments at the
present time. Gerry Turkel reported that National AAUP has completed
their study and a contact will be made with them for that information.
The meeting adjourned at 12:15 pm
Next meeting: Monday, May 11 th, 2009 at 11:15 pm in the AAUP
Patricia S. Barber, Secretary