AAUP Executive Council
May 16, 2012
Prasad Dhurjati, Diane Ferry, Brian Hanson, Calvin Keeler, Leslie,
Smith, Tim Spaulding, Gerry Turkel
ALSO PRESENT: Suzanne
Potts, Office Manager
4/18/12 meeting were approved.
Reports were given by
Contract Maintenance Officer and
suggested more structure to Executive
Council meetings by possibly putting time limits on discussion points.
It was agreed that, where possible, the
meetings would move along in a timely manner.
Steering Committee Meeting Report:
Calvin Keeler noted that it
be made clear to faculty that the AAUP represents all members of the
Unit, whether tenure-track or CNTT.
Gerry Turkel noted that a committee
may be formed to discuss Article 11.5.
If committee is formed, CNTT faculty needs to be represented on this
committee. Three items need to be taken
into account when discussing this matter: 1) the University is a
research university; the University provides a top-notch undergraduate
education, and 3) faculty should be promoted based on workload.
The AAUP-UD Mission Statement was
discussed. Some Steering Committee
members thought we should use the National Mission Statement. After
discussion, Steering Committee members were encouraged to submit ideas
additions and changes to the AAUP-UD statement.
Members of the Steering Committee
noted that they would like to be more involved.
A list of items to be worked on over the
Set up a
series of faculty surveys
for the Fall.
for the 2012-13
Plan series of
Newsletters (The Voice) for the Fall.
Set up visits to
Departments to educate faculty on the role of AAUP-UD.
It was announced that the 2012
AAUP-UD Undergraduate Student
Awards were presented to Joey Kim, Chemical Engineering and Brennan
One of the first items of business for
Fall 2012 will be to
nominate Bargaining Committee and submit slate to the Steering