AAUP Executive Council Minutes Thursday,
December 1, 2005
Room 302 MDH, 10L00 a.m.-12:00 noon
PRESENT: Linda Bucher (presiding), Leon Campbell, Gerald
Turkel, Sheldon Pollack, Danilo Yanich, Steve Dentel, David Smith, and
Kevin Kerrane (secretary).
The meeting began in Executive Session with reports by Leon Campbell
(Contract Maintenance Officer) and David Smith (Grievance Officer).
At the close of the Executive Session, the minutes of the
November 2 Executive Council meeting were distributed and approved,
with one correction: the addition of Danilo Yanich as among those
S. Pollack followed with a Treasurer’s Report, which he
summarized in three words: “We’re doing fine.” The
consensus of discussion was that we should secure the services of
professional auditors for them to conduct a review of the
chapter’s accounts. Sheldon will contact the firm that prepares
our tax return and arrange for them to conduct an audit.
G. Turkel reported that the November issue of The AAUP
Voice was late, and that the following issue would be a combined
January-February publication. S. Pollack proposed that the newsletters
should soon include a notice outlining information available on the web
about grievances, ideally with anonymous cases used to illustrate
various issues and options.
Under “Old Business,” Gerry announced that the
February 22 visit by Roger Bowen co-sponsored with the Provost’s
Office, would be publicized in the Voice as well as in
L. Bucher reminded the council that the first meeting of the
Joint Committee on Health Care would be held on December 9.
L. Bucher reviewed results of the recent AAUP election, which
drew just over 100 votes and returned current Council members to office
by overwhelming margins and elected K. Kerrane to the secretary’s
position. She also reported that Patricia Barber has accepted the
Executive Council’s invitation to serve as the second at-large
member (starting spring semester).
Chapter history project: Council agreed that Steve Finner
will complete the Chapter history project. G. Turkel to contact and
firm up conditions.
Parking: L. Bucher provided summary of the recent meeting
with Maxine, Jim Flately and Jim Grimes re: parking. MDH (Hollingsworth
#19 Lot) has improved dramatically since number of resident permits was
reduced from 300 to 197. Parking behind Pearson Hall remains
problematic. There are no resident permits in this lot – all
gold. Many are held by graduate assistants. Several suggestions
forwarded by Sheldon (ex. bike rack inside the parking garage) were
shared at this meeting. Update on this will be provided in the Dec/Jan
issue of The AAUP Voice.
Donation to the AAUP National Endowment Fund: Gerry reported
that he has not received any (positive or negative) feedback from the
article in the Nov. AAUP Voice regarding our intent to commit
monies to this fund. Final decision will be deferred to first meeting
in the spring semester.
New Business: Steering Committee Elections: Spring, 2006 L.
Bucher will distribute the openings on the Steering Committee to the
Council members and Steering Committee members for advice during winter
Recommendation from Gerry for Executive Council to meet with
Dean Apple. L. Bucher will facilitate a meeting during spring semester.
The Executive Council has been invited
to participate in the interview process for the selection of the Dean
of the College of Business and Economics. Meetings with Drs. Gempesaw
and Sawyer (candidates) have been scheduled. All council members are
encouraged to attend.
Next Meeting: Council members are requested to submit
teaching schedules to Rita (ASAP) for development of spring meeting