AAUP Executive Council
May 4, 2009
Members present: Joan DelFattore, Prasad
Dhurjati, Calvin Keeler, Linda Bucher (via phone), Leon Campbell,
Sheldon Pollack, David Smith, Gerry Turkey, Danilo Yanich, Pat Barber
Guest: Kevin Kerrane (former secretary)
1. Contract maintenance report: Leon Campbell
2. Grievance Officer report: David Smith had no report
3. Treasurer’s report: Sheldon Pollack
The agenda was approved as submitted.
Minutes of April 13, 2009 were approved as submitted.
A discussion was held concerning steering committee meeting
scheduled for May 5, 2009, 3:30 pm in 204 McDowell Hall.
David Smith asked the Executive Council to approve the letter
written by the joint committee organized by UD administration to
examine the merit pay policies of various academic departments and
programs of the university. The council approved the letter as written.
Council discussed the health care premium increases that
faculty and staff would face soon. UD administrators had told us there
would be a 50% increase in the cost of health care premiums but
faculty/staff would have sufficient time to review and make decisions
about which plan to use before it would be implemented. University
employees were not given adequate time to review the plans before the
change was made. University employees have only recently been able to
review the information on the UD Benefits web site.