Notes from our 23 January Meeting
Bob Mayer introduced the concept and purpose of the Champlain College AAUP to those in attendance. Jonathan Ferguson took notes.
Meeting Attendance: 6
We heard many suggestions about how the AAUP could become a fixed part of the Champlain College institution. Ideas included:
- Regain representation of Faculty and AAUP with the Board of Trustees.
- Meet regularly with College Leadership.
- Provide visibility of the AAUP to Faculty in the Faculty Senate.
- Prepare an annual advocacy statement.
- Offer advocacy for Faculty causes, particularly Rank and the Adjunct situation.
- Re-consider the matter of Tenure. Champlain has doubled the number of Full Time Faculty in recent years.
- Provide a vehicle for Faculty grievances and compensation.
- Advocate about Workload: teaching workload does not equate to Research, Writing, or Professional Advancement.
- Advocate for the profession of Professor.
- Clearly delineate Faculty Senate (Definitional: Professional communication and planning) from the CCAAUP (Advocacy)
- Meet off campus for future meetings.
- Meet twice a year for AAUP.
- Recruit others! We’d love to have 20% of our total FT Faculty.
- Think about how to communicate the goals of the CCAAUP to others.
Please note that the CC AAUP is not registered as a collective bargaining chapter. We are a professional organization aiming to assist and advocate for Faculty.