AAUP Steering Committee Minutes
November 26, 2007
Rm. 302 Dupont Hall, 9:00-10:00
Present: P. Barber, L. Bucher, J. Brockman, L. Campbell, J.
DelFattore, A. Fields, A. Fox, N. Getchell, F. Kiamilev, S. Kitto, P.
Krishnan, V. Martin, M. Palley, J. Raths, L. Raymond, H. Ross, A.
Seraphin, D. Smith, G. Turkel, D. Yanich.
I. Members of the Executive Council and Steering Committee
II. AAUP Bylaws specific to the Bargaining Team and Steering
Committee responsibilities were reviewed.
III. Proposed Bargaining Team members were introduced: Gerry
Turkel, Chief Negotiator, Sheldon Pollack, Kevin Kerrane, Leon
Campbell, and David Smith.
G. Turkel provided information regarding his experience with
contract negotiations. He reviewed projected timeline for bargaining
process. Steering Committee will meet more frequently during spring
semester. R. Girardi will request schedules during winter semester and
meetings will be scheduled to accommodate everyone’s schedules as
much as possible.
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Bargaining Team
as proposed by the Ececutive Council. Approved, no abstentions or
IV. Preliminary report of Pre-Bargaining Faculty Survey provided by L.
Bucher. Response rate greatly improved with online format compared to
previous system of mailing surveys to faculty.
V. President Harker reception: L. Bucher reminded members to
attend the reception scheduled for 11/28 from 4-5 PM in the Collins
VI. Miscellaneous: Members were encouraged to recruit new
members. L. Bucher will ask R. Girardi to send list of non-AAUP members
to Steering Committee. L. Bucher reported that all new faculty are
provided with a free, one year membership (national and local) on hire.