Minutes, Truman State University Chapter of AAUP
September 15, 2000, 4:30 p.m.
Meetings are open to all University faculty members.
Members present: Gary Jones, James Harmon, Martha Bartter, John Ramsbottom,
Sylvia Macauley, Janice Grow, Marc Becker, Amanda Jones
1. AAUP Website plans & redesign. President Gary Jones informed
the Truman chapter’s AAUP web page will be redesignedwith some student
(). Gary will post the September
the web page.
2. AAUP ‘Redbook.’ Gary Jones discussed the AAUP ‘Redbook,’ a
of policy statements on faculty governance. We discussed the
permanent temps who lack the perks and raises typically granted to
tenure-line faculty members.
3. “Spotlight” newsletter. We have distributed 500 copies of the
issue of our local AAUP newsletter to faculty. The newsletter
will be a
monthly publication this year. The topic for this issue was Truman’s
presence (or lack thereof). VPAA Garry Gordon discussed the lack
of a VPAA
web page with Gary Jones, and agreed to let Jones design the VPAA page
the January semester break for $500. Since Jones had paid roughly
a copy of an executive salary report and for airfare to an AAUP training
meeting in Ohio this summer, James Harmon moved and Martha Bartter
that Jones be able to keep the money for the web page. The motion
4. Treasurer’s report. Treasurer James Harmon reported that we
two copies of the Redbook and $57 for printing the newsletter.
taken in $26 in local dues, leaving a current balance of $289.99.
5. Attrition report. We discussed the status of a followup report
year’s AAUP study of faculty attrition at TSU. Any information
faculty members should be forwarded to Marc Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jones will make inquires into comparative attrition data at other schools.
6. New business.
a. LSP. John Ramsbottom reported that the Undergraduate Council discussed
potential need to revisit the LSP. We discussed whether this
was an issue
for our AAUP chapter. The sense of the meeting was that we should
watchful eye on the matter.
b. Division reorganization. We discussed rumors of the VPAA’s
reorganize divisions. AAUP stresses that faculty must be involved
c. Faculty Handbook. The Faculty Handbook has not been revised
1996. The VPAA is in the process of revising it, and faculty
be involved in this process.
d. University budget. The AAUP Redbook indicates that there should
faculty participation in planning institutional budgets.
e. Civic engagement. The summer issue of the AAUP publication
discusses the importance of faculty involvement in the local
community. AAUP would like to see TSU’s administration take a
a. Please note that the Fall 2000 issue of Footnotes which was distributed
to faculty includes a half-price offer for new members.
b. Next month’s issue of our local newsletter will focus on faculty
Meeting adjourned at 5:30.
Respectfully submitted by Marc Becker, Secretary