Minutes for March 28, 2012 Approved on April 11, 2012
Present: D. Burns, J. Calhoun, C. Smith
Guest – D. Smith
The meeting was called to order by D. Burns at 12:15 pm.
Minutes. Minutes for the March 21st meeting were temporarily delayed and will be reviewed at the April 11th meeting.
Treasurer’s Report. C. Smith reported receipt of $168.84 for payroll reduction dues, leaving a balance of $4,763.58 in the account
At their March meeting, The Board of Directors for the
C. Smith reported that the University’s Vice President and General Counsel Susan Scarnecchia has recently resigned. A key issue currently facing the University is the reporting responsibilities and interactions between the Hospital Security unit and the UM Department of Public Safety.
April 25th will be the last Chapter Executive Committee meeting for the Winder term. The Spring/Summer meeting schedule has been confirmed for the following dates (the 4th Wednesday of each month): May 23, June 27, July 25, August 22. The Fall 2012 meeting schedule will be confirmed at the July meeting.
Active Cases. No active cases were noted.
Faculty Governance. No report.
News. Confirmed delegates for the Annual State AAUP meeting
will be D. Burns, P. Hollingsworth, R. Lomax, I. Robinson, and C. Smith. The meeting will be held at the Kellogg Hotel
Old Business. Michael
Final planning for the annual Chapter newsletter also continues with the following potential topics: the 2012 Davis, Markert, Nickerson Lecture on Academic and Intellectual Freedom; current initiatives of Graduate Research Student Assistants organization and The Mackinac Center for Public Policy Legal Foundation; Department of Public Safety interfaces; the Dibbern and Borisov cases; Executive Committee 2011-12 turnover; and statewide AAUP membership recruitment.
A brief discussion took place regarding continued membership development planning. An overview of the 3 databases regarding current and potential members was presented by D. Burns, including: 1. the current membership listing from the National AAUP office, 2. potential members from I. Robinson’s recent study, and 3. The listing from the Fall 2011 Faculty Orientation meeting. D. Burns asked Executive Committee members to review provided listings for future recruitment activity consideration.
New Business. Delegates for the annual AAUP meeting to be held in DC in June will need to be determined at the next meeting.
Adjournment. The meeting was adjourned by D. Burns at 1:25 pm.
Judith G. Calhoun
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