AAUP Executive Council
March 21, 2012
Prasad Dhurjati, Diane Ferry, Brian Hanson, Calvin Keeler, Leslie,
Smith, Tim Spaulding, Gerry Turkel, Danilo Yanich
ALSO PRESENT: Suzanne
Potts, Office Manager
were given by Contract Maintenance Officer and
Gerry Turkel gave
report on Benefits Committee. The
committee has been working on finalizing
the benefits package for the next open enrollment period.
Gerry stated that the
University has been working on the
Involuntary Leave Policy. Emergency will
be defined by the Vice President and needs to be an imminent threat.
Gerry announced that
he testified at the Maryland State
Legislature regarding allowing faculty at Community Colleges and
Professors to be able to unionize.
It was suggested that
a meeting of the AAUP-UD Steering
Committee and Department Representatives meet between 4/18/12 and
5/16/12. A meeting has been scheduled for
A request was
submitted to invite someone from the National
AAUP to speak to AAUP-DE constituents.
It was decided to invite someone to speak in Fall 2012. It was also discussed that we should invite
an AAUP budget representative to speak in February 2013.
A workshop on increasing membership by
someone from National AAUP was also discussed.
Dave Smith reported
on the Categories of Instruction
Committee. The recommendations to
changes in Article 11.8 to be considered for the next bargaining
be to make it simple and much less specific.