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Executive Council Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2009
8:00-10:00 am


Members Present: Pat, Barber,Joan DelFattore, Calvin Keeler, Sheldon Pollack, David Smith, Gerry Turkel, Danilo Yanich, Rita Girardi (Administrative Assistant)

Members Excused: Linda Bucher, Leon Campbell

The agenda was approved as submitted.

Meeting Dates:

The Executive Council will meet on Monday, March 9, April 13, and May 11 at 11:15 in 302 McDowell Hall.

Filling Vacancies:

Executive Council At-Large: Member(s) will be approached to determine interest in serving.

Joan DelFattore outlined a plan for recruitment. Among other things, department reps will be recruited and kept in the loop about AAUP issues. Each AAUP member will be asked to consider recruiting a new member, and newly hired faculty will be informed of the benefits of joining the AAUP via a follow-up e-mail and meeting after new faculty orientation.

Steering Committee: Department(s) membership was reviewed to fill vacant positions. Several members of the Executive Council will contact faculty for willingness to serve.

Department Representatives: An e-mail will be sent to members by department in the spring asking them to elect a department rep.

Treasurer’s Report:

Sheldon Pollack alerted the Executive Council that AAUP has a 12 per cent decrease in assets. This is attributed to the obligation made in 2006 to National for $25,000 of which $15,000 has been paid. He noted that an additional $2,000 AAUP Undergraduate Student Scholarship was awarded in 2008.



In an effort to reduce expenses Gerry Turkel said the newsletter will be published twice per semester. Copies of VOICE will be e-mailed to members and non-members. A hard copy and the e-mail version will be sent both ways for awhile in an effort to alert faculty of this change.

Next Meeting:
Monday, March 9, 2009 11:15am to 1:15pm

Respectfully submitted,
Pat Barber/rg