AAUP Steering Committee Minutes
November 27, 2012
called to order by UD-AAUP President
Calvin Keeler. Our agenda is primarily about preparing for contract
negotiations next spring.
office is currently 011 Hullihen Hall, moved from McDowell Hall because
space problems in Nursing. We and the administration recognize that it
offices to be in the basement of the administration building, and we
move elsewhere as the current wave of building and remodeling proceeds.
Maintenance Officer Gerry Turkel) A new financial analysis before
negotiations will be performed by Rudy Fichtenbaum, who is now national
president, using data that will come out this month.
Special salary adjustments have been made, and will be discussed in the
upcomingAAUP Voice. More transparency
in the process is needed, and also clarity in the next round of
that we will receive salary information earlier in the contract.
and administration plan to co-sponsor on-campus forums featuring
national AAUP on topics such as academic freedom and tenure, faculty
governance, tenure and contingent faculty. Possible speakers have been
discussed with national AAUP. March may be the optimal time for visits.
appropriate letter requesting opening of bargaining on a new CBA next
has been sent to the administration. The lead negotiator has been
the Executive Council: Gerry Turkel (Sociology). A slate of candidates
remainder of the team, chosen by the Executive Council, was presented
steering committee. After some discussion, they were approved without
The team will include Theodore Davis (Political Science), Kevin Kerrane
(English), Beth Morling (Psychology), and David Smith (Biological
discussion of the procedure for appointing the bargaining team led to a
consensus that future candidate slates should be circulated to the
committee a couple of weeks in advance to allow time for discussion of
and additional nominations.
Senate President Sheldon Pollock reported on Senate resolutions of
UD-AAUP. Members of the administration, defined as faculty who are not
bargaining unit, will not be allowed to be Senate officers or Committee
Output from the AAUP/Faculty/Administration ("3-3-3") committee to
resolve CBA/Faculty Handbook inconsistencies is beginning to be brought
Senate in the form of resolutions. Removal of Section V (Benefits) from
Faculty Handbook will be among the first things.
of the discussion primarily related to the upcoming bargaining. Most
regarding terms in the new CBA, from the administration or from the
Council, will be circulated to the steering committee for feedback well
bargaining team meetings. An exception will be some salary items, which
administration wishes be kept within the University community until
for reasons that the UD-AAUP concurs with.
of concern included online learning, growth of the administration, and
potentially balancing short-term budget issues via resources for
Making sure that the steering committee is fully engaged through the
and ongoing needs to raise membership numbers and awareness were also