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  • Powers and Functions of the Executive Committee | AAUP
    of the Executive Committee that have a significant impact on the Association s finances goals and responsibilities 4 Except as specified in the following all actions taken by the Executive Committee are subject to disclosure to Council 5 At the request of an employee in respect to personnel actions the Council may authorize the Executive Committee to hold in confidence the non financial aspects of a personnel decision such authorization to be obtained prior to the commitment of confidentiality to the employee 6 All members of the Council have an unconditional duty to honor the confidentiality of a information conveyed to Council in confidence by the Executive Committee until such a time as Council meeting as a body chooses to lift that confidentiality b all personnel matters and c all discussions in executive session B Staffing of the Executive Committee The General Secretary shall staff the Executive Committee and is to be present at all business meetings of the Executive Committee and at the pleasure of the Executive Committee at executive sessions The General Counsel attends the Executive Committee meetings as a legal advisor C Relationship of the Executive Committee to Council The Executive Committee shall 1 Together with the president of the Association provide general supervision of the conduct of the Association s affairs between meetings of the Council and report to each meeting of the Council In the performance of these responsibilities the Executive Committee may approve unforeseen expenditures on behalf of the Association so long as it does not obligate the Association to overspend the total operating budget approved by Council by more than 1 5 percent Expenditures in excess of this amount require the prior approval of Council The Executive Committee will notify Council when any specific budget line is overspent by 25 percent or 5 000 whichever is greater 2 Advise and assist the president in preparation of agenda for meetings of the Executive Committee the Council and the Association 3 Inform Council in advance of all regular and special meetings of the Executive Committee invite members of Council to submit topics for discussion or action at meetings of the Executive Committee distribute to Council in advance the agenda of all meetings of the Executive Committee and distribute to Council detailed minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee 4 Prepare the budget of the Association including options considered and rejected the rationale for choices made and how those choices advance the approved missions of the organization and recommend adoption of the budget in the Council Substantial amendments to the budget as recommended by the Executive Committee shall be referred to the secretary treasurer for review and comment on the costs and implications Substantial amendments are those which would a obligate the Association to alter the proposed operating budget by more than 1 5 percent or b alter any specific budget line by 25 percent or 5 000 whichever is greater Such recommendations shall be made in writing at the time of presentation to the

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  • Standing Committees | AAUP
    undertake formal investigations Such cases may lead to a recommendation from the committee to the Association s national council and annual meeting that an institution be sanctioned for substantial noncompliance with standards of academic governance Members Michael DeCesare Sociology Merrimack College chair 2017 Charles A Baker French and Film College of the Holy Cross 2018 Linda L Carroll Italian Tulane University 2016 George M Cohen Law University of Virginia 2016 Ruben Garcia Law University of Nevada Las Vegas 2018 Michael Harkins History Harper College 2017 Jeannette Kindred Communications Eastern Michigan University 2016 Duane Storti Mechanical Engineering University of Washington 2017 Katherine Morrison Community Health and Wellness Curry College liaison from the AAUP CBC 2017 Brian Turner Political Science Randolph Macon College liaison from the ASC 2017 Hans Joerg Tiede staff Community Colleges Deals with issues of concern to faculty in the nation s community colleges Advances AAUP principles on community college campuses in such matters as faculty workload shared governance academic freedom and the over reliance on contingent academic labor Members Kimberley Reiser Biology Nassau Community College chair 2018 Ashlee Brand English Cuyahoga Community College 2016 Paul Davis Behavioral and Social Sciences Cincinnati State Technical and Community College 2018 Anne Friedman Linguistics and Academic Literacy City University of New York Borough of Manhattan Community College 2016 Jim Klein History Del Mar College 2017 Caprice Lawless English Front Range Community College 2017 Robert Manis Sociology College of Southern Nevada 2018 Joshua Guy Lenes Staff Contingency and the Profession Deals with issues related to contingent faculty appointments Works to improve conditions for contingent faculty members and to reverse the trend towards part time and non tenure track appointments Members Richard Gomes ESL Rutgers University chair 2017 Michael Batson History College of Staten Island 2016 Joe Berry Labor Studies and History Berkeley CA 2016 Sam Gioia Social Works Portland State University 2018 Mary Ellen Goodwin ESL De Anza College 2016 Julie Haught English Bowling Green State University 2017 Suzanne Hudson English University of Colorado Boulder 2017 Mary Ann Irwin History Diablo Valley Community College 2017 David Kociemba Visual and Media Arts Emerson College 2016 Debra Merskin Journalism and Communication University of Oregon 2018 Robert Rubin English and ESL Wright State University 2016 Jason Elias staff Economic Status of the Profession In collaboration with the Association s research office prepares the annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession using data collected in the AAUP s annual faculty compensation survey The report describes national trends in faculty compensation as well as issues in the financial organization and condition of higher education and is a valued resource throughout the higher education community Reports Members Steve Shulman Economics Colorado State University chair 2017 Barbara Hopkins Economics Wright State University 2018 Robert Kelchen Higher Education Seton Hall University 2018 Sharon Mastracci Public Administration University of Illinois at Chicago 2016 Mehmet Yaya Economics Eastern Michigan University 2017 John Barnshaw staff Government Relations Works on government relations at all levels of government advocating positions that are beneficial to

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  • Advisory Committees | AAUP
    and other matters regarding the Association s magazine Academe Members Aaron Barlow English City University of New York New York City College of Technology editor 2018 Michael F Bérubé English Pennsylvania State University 2018 Juan González New York Daily News and Democracy Now 2018 Martin Kich English Wright State University 2018 Christopher Newfield English University of California Santa Barbara 2017 Laura Secor New York NY 2018 Gwendolyn Bradley staff Michael Ferguson staff Bulletin of the AAUP Advisory Board Advises on content design and other matters regarding the Bulletin the Association s journal of record Members Aaron Barlow English City University of New York New York City College of Technology 2018 Henry Reichman History California State University East Bay 2018 Deanna D Wood Library University of New Hampshire 2017 Michael Ferguson staff Gregory F Scholtz staff Litigation Committee Serves as a legal advisory board for the Association s office of staff counsel and general counsel Provides expertise in such matters as employment law education law the First Amendment intellectual property labor law and civil liberties Individual committee members may serve as consultants on AAUP amicus briefs that fall within their specific areas of expertise While the committee provides advice on whether or not the AAUP should file an amicus brief in a particular case the final decision to file is made jointly by the president general counsel and general secretary Members Risa L Lieberwitz Law Cornell University chair 2016 Joan E Bertin Public Health Columbia University 2018 Alan E Brownstein Law University of California Davis 2018 James J Brudney Law Ohio State University 2017 Theresa Chmara Esq Washington DC 2017 Catherine Fisk Law University of California Irvine 2018 Amy Gajda Law Tulane University 2018 Neal Hutchens Education Pennsylvania State University 2018 Osamudia James Law University of Miami 2017 Jay P Kesan

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  • Association Business Committees | AAUP
    council s consideration Members Risa L Lieberwitz Law ex officio as general counsel Cornell University 2016 Irene T Mulvey Mathematics Fairfield University 2016 Daniel O Connor Library and Information Science Rutgers University 2017 Gregory Scholtz staff Election Appeals Committee The bylaws also provide for an Election Appeals Committee The members of the Election Appeals Committee for 2014 are Jeffrey Butts Appalachian State University District V Philip Cole Idaho State University District II Julian Madison Southern Connecticut State University District IX Ashlee Brand Cuyahoga Community College District VI alternate Jamie Owen Daniel staff Grievance Committee Conducts inquiries into allegations by an individual that a professional staff member s handling of a matter involving the individual was unsatisfactory The individual s complaint is forwarded to the committee by the general secretary after all internal staff reviews of the matter have been exhausted The committee reports its findings and recommendations to the president and or the national council Executive Committee Members Maria T Bacigalupo Administration Planning and Social Policy Curry College chair 2016 David Jackson Political Science Bowling Green State University 2017 Calvin Keeler Agriculture and Natural Resources University of Delaware 2018 Michael Mauer staff History of the Association Responds to specific requests for access to those Association records that are available by approval The committee also provides occasional advice on matters involving record keeping and archival storage Members Jonathan Rees History Colorado State University Pueblo chair 2018 Mary W Gray Mathematics American University 2016 Irwin Yellowitz History City University of New York City College 2016 Hans Joerg Tiede staff Membership Reviews and makes recommendations to the national Council and the annual meeting regarding the Association s membership policies level of dues and categories of membership Each year the committee examines approximately one third of the state conferences enrolled in the Association s mandatory dues program and recommends reauthorization when appropriate The committee also explores ways to increase membership Members Irene T Mulvey Mathematics Fairfield University chair 2016 John McNay History University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College 2016 Katherine Parkin History Monmouth University 2017 David Robinson History Truman State University 2016 Howard Bunsis Accounting Eastern Michigan University ex officio as chair of the AAUP CBC 2017 Brian Turner ex officio as Assembly of State Conferences Chair 2018 Political Science Randolph Macon College Rebecca Lewis staff Christopher Simeone staff Nominating Committee Seeks nominations for the Association s biennial election of officers and annual election of national Council district and at large representatives Calls for nominations informs members of positions up for election promulgates regulations for nominations and nominators insures that all nominators are active members and establishes the election ballot Submits its report to the secretary treasurer for publication Members Charlie Baker French and Film College of the Holy Cross chair 2017 Jacqueline Aranté English Portland State University 2017 Linda L Carroll Italian Tulane University 2017 Leila Pazargadi English Nevada State College ASC Representative 2017 James Davis English City University of New York Brooklyn AAUP CBC representative 2017 Michael Mauer Staff Organization of the

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  • Rules Governing Committee Appointments | AAUP
    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 About Committees Mission Organization Annual Meetings Chapter Websites State Conferences Elected Leaders Staff Committees Standing and Special Committees AAUP Advisory Committees Association Business Committees Rules Governing Committee Appointments History Rules Governing Committee Appointments Appointments to standing committees are ordinarily for a term of three years the terms of approximately one third of the member of each committee expire with the adjournment of each annual meeting By Council action in June 1977 as amended in November 1988 appointments to a second consecutive three year term shall be occasional a third consecutive three year term shall be rare An appointment may be extended beyond nine consecutive years only in extraordinary circumstances and subject to ratification by the Executive Committee and the Council Appointments are made by the president of the Association who has the advice of members of the Association the general secretary and other members of the staff In addition to standing committees there are special committees including advisory committees and Association business committees whose members serve ex officio or are appointed by the president according to regulations established by the Council The officers of the Assembly of State Conferences are elected by that bodies The Constitution provides that the president shall be ex officio a member of all committees except the Nominating Committee the Election Committee and the Election Appeals Committee 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

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  • Timeline of the First 100 Years | AAUP
    responsibilities with regard to speech in the classroom extramural speech and research and establishes a maximum seven year probationary period for tenure 1941 The United States enters World War II after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 1944 The Servicemen s Readjustment Act of 1944 commonly referred to as the GI Bill is signed into law Millions of veterans enter college in the years following the law s passage nearly doubling the student population President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the GI Bill 1945 World War II ends 1946 The President s Commission on Higher Education is charged with examining the role of higher education in postwar America A year later the resulting Truman Commission Report recommends a massive expansion of college enrollments and the establishment of a network of community colleges 1947 The AAUP s membership exceeds twenty thousand 1948 The AAUP s Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession publishes the results of its first survey of faculty salaries Ralph Himstead the AAUP s general secretary from 1936 to 1955 1949 After releasing an investigation of Evansville College and declining to impose censure the AAUP enters a period of relative inactivity 1954 The US Supreme Court rules in Brown v Board of Education that separate educational facilities are inherently unequal A scene from the 1954 annual meeting 1955 The election of new Council members and officers together with changes in the AAUP s national office brings to an end the AAUP s quiescence during the McCarthy era 1956 Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure issues the first part of Academic Freedom and Tenure in the Quest for National Security an investigation of multiple cases that had been neglected in the preceding years Unprecedented in its scope the report does much to repair the Association s reputation as a defender of academic freedom and due process 1957 Committee A formulates the first version of the Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure These recommended regulations derived from the Association s key statements are subsequently integrated into the policies of colleges and universities across the United States The US Supreme Court upholds the right of Paul Sweezy a university lecturer to decline to answer questions posed by a state body investigating subversive activities Justice Felix Frankfurter in his concurrence in Sweezy v New Hampshire establishes the constitutional doctrine of academic freedom when he cites four essential freedoms of a university to determine for itself on academic grounds who may teach what may be taught how it shall be taught and who may be admitted to study Ralph F Fuchs the AAUP s general secretary from 1955 to 1957 1958 The AAUP enters the legal arena filing its first amicus brief in the US Supreme Court on behalf of Lloyd Barenblatt a University of Michigan teaching fellow who had refused to answer questions posed by the House Un American Activities Committee 1959 The Council of State and Regional Conferences the predecessor to the AAUP s Assembly of State Conferences is organized and holds its first meeting The annual meeting approves an amendment to the AAUP s constitution that replaces the system of membership by nomination with one of membership by application membership exceeds forty thousand 1960 Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure begins to address the issue of students academic freedom in response to what committee chair David Fellman describes as events around the country and particularly in the South that confronted students with many questions which in some fashion relate to their general claim to academic freedom including students activities in connection with the desegregation controversy Monmouth College and the University of Miami become the first institutions to be investigated by Committee T for infringements of governance standards 1960 advertisement for the AAUP 1963 Faculty members at Nassau Community College form the first AAUP chapter on a community college campus 1964 The Civil Rights Act becomes law 1965 The AAUP establishes a Special Committee on the Representation of Economic Interests to consider extending the activities of the Association into collective bargaining 1966 Professors at St John s University begin the first major US faculty strike over the administration s summary dismissal of a group of their colleagues The AAUP conducts an investigation into the administration s actions but does not support the strike The AAUP issues its central policy document on the faculty s role in governance the 1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities Formulated jointly by the AAUP the American Council on Education and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges the statement calls for cooperation among faculties administrations and governing boards and notes that the faculty should have primary responsibility for such fundamental areas as curriculum subject matter and methods of instruction research faculty status and those aspects of student life which relate to the educational process The AAUP issues the Statement on Professional Ethics which delineates the responsibilities that accompany the rights of members of the academic profession 1967 In a development of which the national AAUP is initially unaware faculty members at Belleville Area College now Southwestern Illinois College vote to designate their chapter as their exclusive representative in bargaining making it the first AAUP collective bargaining chapter Martin Luther King Jr speaks against the war in Vietnam at the Saint Paul campus of the University of Minnesota in April 1967 Photograph from the Minnesota Historical Society CC BY SA 2 0 The US Supreme Court holds in Keyishian v Board of Regents that states cannot terminate the appointments of faculty members on the basis of their refusal to sign a loyalty oath disavowing membership in the Communist Party Justice William Brennan writes in his majority ruling Our Nation is deeply committed to safeguarding academic freedom which is of transcendent value to all of us and not merely to the teachers concerned That freedom is therefore a special concern of the First Amendment which does not tolerate laws that cast a pall of orthodoxy over the classroom A committee

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  • Presidents of the Association | AAUP
    Edward Capps Classical Philology Princeton University 1921 Acting President Vernon L Kellogg Zoology National Research Council 1921 1922 E R A Seligman Political Science Columbia University 1922 1924 J V Denney English Ohio State University 1924 1926 A O Leuschner Astronomy University of California 1926 1928 W T Semple Classics University of Cincinnati 1928 1930 Henry Crew Physics Northwestern University 1930 1932 W B Munro Government Harvard University 1932 1934 Walter Wheeler Cook Law The John Hopkins University 1934 1936 S A Mitchell Astronomy University of Virginia 1936 1938 A J Carlson Physiology University of Chicago 1938 1940 Mark H Ingraham Mathematics University of Wisconsin 1940 1942 Frederick S Deibler Economics Northwestern University 1942 1944 W T Laprade History Duke University 1944 1946 Quincy Wright International Law University of Chicago 1946 1948 Edward C Kirkland History Bowdoin College 1948 1950 Ralph H Lutz History Stanford University 1950 1952 Richard H Shryock History The Johns Hopkins University 1952 1954 Fred B Millett English Literature Wesleyan University 1954 1956 William E Britton Law University of Illinois 1956 1958 Helen C White English University of Wisconsin 1958 1960 Bentley Glass Biology The Johns Hopkins University 1960 1962 Ralph F Fuchs Law Indiana University 1962 1964 Fritz Machlup Economics Princeton University 1964 1966 David Fellman Political Science University of Wisconsin 1966 1968 Clark Byse Law Harvard University 1968 1970 Ralph S Brown Jr Law Yale University 1970 1972 Sanford H Kadish Law University of California Berkeley 1972 1974 Walter Adams Economics Michigan State University 1974 1976 William W Van Alstyne Law Duke University 1976 1978 Peter O Steiner Law and Economics University of Michigan 1978 1980 Martha Friedman Library University of Illinois Urbana 1980 1981 Henry T Yost Biology Amherst College 1981 1982 Robert A Gorman Law University of Pennsylvania 1982 1984 Victor J

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  • General Secretaries of the Association | 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 About History Mission Organization Annual Meetings Chapter Websites State Conferences Elected Leaders Staff Committees History Timeline AAUP Presidents General Secretaries Selected Readings AAUP Archives General Secretaries of the Association The Washington office was established in 1930 after which the title General Secretary was used Prior to that time the Association did not have a salaried officer the Secretary conducted the Association s affairs from his campus In 2012 the title was changed from General Secretary to Executive Director 1930 1933 H W Tyler 1933 1935 Walter W Cook 1935 1936 H W Tyler 1936 1955 Ralph Himstead 1955 1955 George P Shannon 1955 1957 Ralph F Fuchs 1957 1958 Robert K Carr 1958 1967 William P Fidler 1967 1974 Bertram H Davis 1974 1976 Joseph Duffey Jan 1977 June 1977 Jordan E Kurland 1977 1979 Morton S Baratz 1979 1980 Martha Friedman 1980 1984 Irving J Spitzberg Jr 1984 1994 Ernst Benjamin 1994 2004 Mary A Burgan 2004 2007 Roger W Bowen 2007 2008 Ernst Benjamin 2009 2011 Gary Rhoades 2011 2013 In June 2011 Council appointed Martin Snyder Senior Associate General Secretary with responsibilities for managing the day to day operations of the national office 2013 Julie Schmid 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

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