AAUP Steering Committee Minutes
November 30, 2011
reports of Letters of Understanding committees. Progress of CBA/Faculty
Handbook committee and Categories of Instruction committee presented.
output is currently part of discussion in Faculty Senate.
changes. Benefits changes will be significant this year. Negotiations
ongoing with insurance vendors, considerations of State self-insurance,
considerations of separating UD from State of DE plans. New laws will
coordination of benefits into retirement. UD-AAUP will assist in getting the word out.
Leave with Pay policy. Policy is being negotiated, influenced by recent
in which removal of a faculty member from service was appealed to
Welfare and Privileges committee, but no policy was in place under
Faculty W&P could judge the cases, nor any appeal procedure. Draft
is currently under review by Faculty W&P and will be seen by the
executive council when it is available.
Disparity Study. Guaranteed to us by CBA, but this CBA had no deadline
the end of the contract. Promised to us, now for winter, but not yet
Special salary adjustments cannot proceed until this is received.
14.2 of CBA has been interpreted by University lawyers as being
tenured faculty (which is a strong concern to many on the faculty).
allows for removal of faculty for "financial considerations short of
discussion among attendees, especially regarding need to increase
membership in general and among CNTTs.