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University of Delaware Chapter

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AAUP Executive Council
July 19, 2012

MEMBERS PRESENT: Diane Ferry, Brian Hanson, Calvin Keeler, Dave Smith, Tim Spaulding, Gerry Turkel, Danilo Yanich

ALSO PRESENT: Suzanne Potts, Office Manager


Executive Session:

Reports were given by Contract Maintenance Officer and Grievance Officer.

Open Session:

Calvin announced that he has had discussions with the Provost regarding moving the AAUP Office.  The proposed location is 011F Hullihen Hall with a date of July 30 proposed for moving.  Members of the Executive Council felt that this location was unacceptable for the following reasons: confidentiality, lack of square footage, and it was a violation of the CBA.  It was determined that we would notify the Provost's Office that we could not make the July 30 deadline and Calvin would continue negotiations for an alternative space.

The Fall 2012 Executive Council meetings were scheduled as follows:
    Wednesday, September 12, 10:30 am
    Wednesday, October 10, 10:30 am
    Wednesday, November 14, 10:30 am
    Wednesday, December 12, 10:30 am

The Steering Committee membership needs to be updated.  Nominations will be requested at the beginning of the Fall semester.

Newsletter items were discussed and the following schedule was agreed upon:

Early September--Message from Calvin.  Will include: our Mission Statement; mention of our new office space; reminder to faculty that this is a contract year; offer to speak at Department or College meetings.

Late September--Message from Gerry.  What the union does other than salary issues.

October--Message from Dave.  History of Article 11:5 and how we got where we are.

Surveys for the Fall were discussed.  It was decided that there should be no more than 2 surveys.  The surveys should be philosophical and very directed.  The surveys will be conducted after the newsletters have explained the issues at hand.  At least one of the surveys would have open-ended questions.  The first survey would be sent out at the end of October and the second at the end of November.  Council members would come up with thoughts for questions by the September council meeting.