AAUP Executive Council
8:00 am - 10:30 am
Members present: Joan DelFattore, David
Smith, Linda Bucher, Leon Campbell, Gerry Turkel, Danilo Yanich, Calvin
Keeler, and Pat Barber
Grievance officer: no report
Treasurer: No report
Contract maintenance officer: Leon Campbell
Approval of Agenda and Minutes
The agenda was approved but minutes were not provided.
Council discussed the enrollment form to be used during
the recruitment effort. Different proposed scenarios were addressed for
membership dues. Presently, new faculty hires do not pay dues the first
year. Council was reminded that yearly membership—local and
state—begins when dues are actually paid.
There has been no administrative individual identified as
of this date to handle contract negotiations with the AAUP negotiating
team. Council will contact administration to request a letter
confirming J.J. Davis is taking over the role of Dr. Maxine Colm as the
administrative representative to the Council.
Council continued discussion of yearly membership
recruitment efforts. Joan DelFatorre provided a proposed recruitment
letter to non-members. Letter would include information reminding
faculty that the contract covers everyone but only members can vote on
the contract proposals during contract negotiations. Benefits of AAUP
membership will be highlighted in the recruitment letter and posted on
the AAUP web site as well. It was suggested that a reminder to faculty
that AAUP is a meaningful vehicle for faculty to be heard on employment
issues be included. Council approved the letter’s format and
content. Members were reminded that the handbook is a part of the
Council discussed completing the following activities
during the AAUP member recruitment effort:
Fill missing slots on the steering committee and
departmental representatives’ list. Colleges and departments will
be encouraged to provide names for inclusion in these vacant slots.
Send an e-mail to non-members urging them to join now.
Survey faculty members for concerns before negotiations
Have the steering committee review the recruitment
e-mail along with a list of members and non-members in their own
department. Encourage them to make individual contact with non-members.
Visit with new hires during orientation and hand out
Inform department chairs that Executive Council members
are available to talk with faculty during department meetings.
Meet CNTT faculty and tenure-track assistant professors
to canvass their concerns.
Hold an open house for prospective members
Discussion held as to waiving dues for both newly hired
faculty and faculty deciding to join for the first time or join again
after a lapse in membership.
Gerry will send the Voice out soon and it will include
some of the items discussed above.
A e-mail reminder will be sent that Executive Council is
filling the vacant treasurer’s position and it will encourage
nominations. Requirements for nominating faculty will be included as
well. Calvin Keeler has been nominated for the position by the
Pat Barber, Secretary