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  • 2010: Recommendation on Nominations for Council Membership | AAUP
    You are here Home 2010 Recommendation on Nominations for Council Membership The Council approved the following resolution proposed by its executive committee regarding nomination of candidates for Council positions for the 2010 11 election cycle WHEREAS the Council of the American Association of University Professors desires to provide guidance to the AAUP Nominating Committee in its selection of candidates for the 2010 11 election of Council members NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that any person who is a member in good standing of the AAUP at the time of nomination at the commencement of balloting and thereafter if elected and who presents or for whom is presented to the Nominating Committee by the date below the written endorsements of six active members of the Association and who accepts nomination if nominated by another shall be placed by the Nominating Committee on the ballot for election to the AAUP Council during the 2010 11 election cycle RESOLVED that all petitions or endorsements for nomination to Council shall be submitted to the AAUP Nominating Committee no later than November 1 2010 with the Nominating Committee to issue its report on or before November 12 2010 RESOLVED that all candidates must identify whether they wish to run as district elected members or at large members of Council RESOLVED that Article V Section 2 of the AAUP Constitution stating that the Nominating Committee shall nominate two active members of the Association for each position to be filled is hereby interpreted to mean that the Nominating Committee shall nominate at least two active members of the Association for each position to be filled namely all those fulfilling the conditions set out in the first Resolved paragraph RESOLVED that the Nominating Committee shall notify the membership or the relevant portion thereof two weeks prior to November

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  • 2010: Resolution to Amend the Functions of the Executive Committee | AAUP
    Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home 2010 Resolution to Amend the Functions of the Executive Committee The Council received in its materials a draft resolution to amend the functions of the executive committee of the Council to authorize it to negotiate and ratify the national staff union contract Following discussion the Council approved amendments to the document proposed by Marc Bousquet and Larry Gerber including ultimate Council authority to ratify staff union contracts It unanimously adopted the resolution as follows WHEREAS the majority of eligible AAUP staff have elected to unionize in order to collectively bargain for salary benefits and other commonly bargained issues and WHEREAS AAUP Council has voluntarily recognized the elected staff union and agreed to bargain with such unit NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Council hereby delegates to the Executive Committee all such powers as are necessary and authorizes the Executive Committee to take such actions as are necessary including but not limited to appointing one or more designated management negotiators to negotiate collective bargaining agreements with the AAUP staff union RESOLVED that the Council regards the delegation of the power to negotiate the collective bargaining agreements to the Executive Committee as being in accordance with the Council s previous delegation of personnel functions to the Executive Committee This delegation shall be noted in the Functions of the Executive Committee Section C 7 adopted by the Council in June 1981 and last amended in June 2001 and RESOLVED that the Executive Committee and any

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  • 2009: Resolution on Ward Churchill Case | AAUP
    Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home 2009 Resolution on Ward Churchill Case On April 7 2009 the AAUP s national Council approved the following resolution We believe the disputes over Ward Churchill s publications should have been allowed to work themselves out in traditional scholarly venues not referred to disciplinary hearings We believe Churchill should be reinstated to his faculty position at the University of Colorado Chapters and Conferences Are you looking for a campus based chapter of the AAUP or for your local state organization See a list of chapters or state conferences Start a Chapter Active AAUP chapters serve the profession on more than 450 campuses by supporting principles and programs that vitally affect the quality of higher education and professional life

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  • 2009: Resolution Concerning Association Retirement Plans | AAUP
    Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home 2009 Resolution Concerning Association Retirement Plans Gary Rhoades and Laura Kumin counsel and restructuring project manager informed the Council that the Association s planned restructuring will necessitate a change in the retirement plan for its employees As a 501 c 3 public charity the Association sponsors a 403 b retirement plan as a 501 c 6 professional association this arm of the AAUP employing staff after restructuring only may sponsor a 401 k retirement plan which all nonprofits may offer their employees Therefore in order to continue offering a retirement plan to employees the AAUP will have to switch from a 403 b plan to a 401 k plan The Council approved the following resolution which the Executive Committee had endorsed at its meeting on Friday November 20 WHEREAS AAUP now has a 403 b retirement plan that it will not be able to continue after restructuring and WHEREAS AAUP could provide a 401 k plan retirement plan to its employees now as well as after restructuring and WHEREAS Council as the governing body of the AAUP does intend to continue to provide a retirement plan to AAUP employees without obligation to maintain such a plan for any given period of time and reserving for itself the same rights to amend or terminate as have existed under the current 403 b retirement plan and has determined that it prefers to terminate that plan if termination is practicable and WHEREAS Council has determined that the transition from a 403 b plan to a 401 k plan should occur earlier than the implementation of restructuring which will necessitate that the Executive Committee take actions on these matters pursuant to Article

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  • 2007: Resolution Concerning Negotiations at Portland State University | AAUP
    Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I

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  • 2005: Resolution Concerning Membership Status | AAUP
    of Interest Collective Bargaining Hiring and Promotions Discrimination Diversity Affirmative Action Ethics Faculty Work Workload Family Work Grading Graduate Students The Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home 2005 Resolution Concerning Membership Status In response to a question about the active status of a part time member who no longer has a teaching position the Council approved the following resolution as recommended by the Executive Committee to interpret the AAUP Constitution regarding this matter Whereas a question has arisen concerning whether contingent faculty who may either be retired or currently unemployed are eligible to run for AAUP office and Whereas it is the duty of the national Council to interpret the AAUP Constitution Therefore be it resolved that the national

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  • 2005: Resolutions Concerning Rutgers University | AAUP
    their affairs at the same time it must assess the effects on the AAUP of the dilution of the AAUP s organizational identity and the importance of that identity in accomplishing the central mission of the Association Be it resolved that with the exception of the Rutgers Council of Chapters and the Part Time Lecturers Chapter of the AAUP the Council declares a three year moratorium on affiliations by AAUP collective bargaining chapters with labor organizations During this three year moratorium the Council commits to inviting discussions with the American Federation of Teachers and with the National Education Association about our organizational interactions and how best the AAUP can work with each of those organizations to accomplish shared objectives 2 The Council approved the following resolution granting the petitions of the Rutgers chapters to seek joint affiliation for a three year period with the American Federation of Teachers and the AAUP under the conditions stipulated in the resolution Whereas the AAUP Council has before it petitions from the Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters full time faculty and TA GA unit and the Rutgers Part Time Lecturers Chapter of the AAUP seeking the Council s approval of a joint affiliation by both organizations with the American Federation of Teachers Whereas the AAUP Council accords due deference to the historic autonomy of AAUP chapters in the management of their affairs at the same time it must assess the effects on the AAUP of the dilution of the AAUP s organizational identity and the importance of that identity in accomplishing the central mission of the Association Whereas the AAUP Council in weighing these diverse considerations gives substantial weight to the affirmations of the Rutgers Council and the Part Time Lecturers Chapter that the joint affiliations are for a three year period and to

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  • 2004: Resolution in Support of the Association of University Teachers (AUT) and the Faculty of Nottingham University | AAUP
    Students The Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home 2004 Resolution in Support of the Association of University Teachers AUT and the Faculty of Nottingham University Roger Bowen introduced a proposed resolution which was drafted in response to a request by the Association of University Teachers United Kingdom concerning a serious faculty controversy at Nottingham University The Council adopted the following Resolution in Support of the Association of University Teachers AUT and the Faculty of Nottingham University WHEREAS the University of Nottingham has unilaterally imposed performance related pay new grading structures which reduce future earnings and inferior pension arrangements upon members of the AUT at the university and WHEREAS these impositions are in direct contravention of the collective agreement reached between AUT and the national university employers in March 2004 and WHEREAS the AAUP has affirmed that where a faculty chooses collective bargaining the administration has a corresponding obligation to bargain in good faith and WHEREAS the AAUP has established that collective bargaining should give the faculty an effective voice in decisions that vitally affect the faculty s professional well being and that such decisions are explicitly understood to include the allocation of financial resources and the determination of faculty salaries and benefits Be it now RESOLVED that the American Association of University Professors 1 calls upon Nottingham University to

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