Minutes from May 12, 2006 Executive
8:00 -10 am; 302 McDowell Hall
PRESENT: Linda Bucher (presiding), Leon Campbell, Danilo
Yanich, David Smith, Steve Dentel, Pat Barber, Sheldon Pollack, and
Kevin Kerrane (secretary).
Minutes from the March 10 th and April 14 th Executive
Council meetings were approved.
Council went into Executive Session for reports from the
Grievance Office, D. Smith, and the Contract Maintenance Office, L.
Office Update: It was proposed that Rita Girardi look into a
desktop publishing program for The AAUP Voice. Farley could
still do the printing. D. Yanich pointed out that it would be good to
have layout under our control, and that it would be easy to obtain
technical help on campus. L. Bucher will follow up with Rita.
Treasurer’s Report: S. Pollack noted that the first
installment ($5,000) of our pledge to the National would be sent out on
July 1, and that chapter investments now included two moderate-risk
The AAUP Voice: S. Pollack suggested that assistance
could be provided by an undergraduate, either as a work-study student
or as an intern. D. Yanich added that a graduate student might serve as
a research assistant for content.
Chapter history project. L. Bucher suggested that our former
secretary, Judy Van Name, might serve as Steve Finner’s helper on
this project, and L. Campbell proposed that Judy review whatever S.
Dentel submits as a draft. D. Smith emphasized that Judy would be an
invaluable resource: “She knows a lot of Chapter
history—and she cares.”
Committee on Health Care for Retired Faculty: L. Bucher
announced that, at the upcoming Steering Committee luncheon, D. Colton
would be presenting a report on two recent meetings of the Committee on
Health Care for Retired Faculty. Several options for changes in
retirement benefits for new faculty are being explored. Next meeting is
scheduled for 5/15/06.
Steering Committee election: V. Martin was elected to the
Steering Committee representing Arts and Science.
Joint Fall Luncheon (with Provost): L. Bucher and G. Turkel
will meet with M. Colm and Provost Rich on 5/19/06 to discuss fall
Steering Committee Luncheon Meeting: Scheduled for 5/17/06
AAUP State Conference Leaders’ Meeting: Meeting with
representatives from Delaware State University and UD was held on
4/14/06. J. Buck also attended.
L. Bucher reminded council members that attendance at the
AAUP Annual meeting and the Summer Institute was encouraged and
expenses would be reimbursed by the chapter.