December 11, 2012 AAUP meeting
Attendance: Marc Becker, David Robinson, Wolfgang Hoeschele, Sylvia Macauley)
1. There’s been a call to submit items for session at the University Conference Day in February. We discussed doing a workshop on “Understanding the challenges of public sector employment.” Last semester we did a session on the academic job market; this will be something broader.
Items to cover may include:
Unions and “right to work” legislation
Collaborate with nurses, social workers, teachers, police, fire fighters
Otto Fajen (MO National Education Association)
Cheryl Riley (chair of faculty senate University of Central Missouri)
Missouri Jobs with Justice, SEIU
David Robinson has a variety of contacts (including the above) whom he can contact.
2. Peter Rolnick resolution
RESOLUTION of Truman Chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
WHEREAS Peter Rolnick has been a faculty member at Truman State University for twenty-three years (even though it was not called that when he was hired); and
WHEREAS he has applied his fine mind to enlighten the youth in the wonders of physics (encountering persistent if variable resistance at every point); and
WHEREAS his love of music has infected us all through wonderful performances with Redwing and the like; and
WHEREAS he has been indefatigable member and officer of Truman State University’s AAUP chapter for longer than anyone can remember (really, no one can); and
WHEREAS he has stood for the principles of academic freedom and shared governance, bringing his wisdom to places where it was sorely needed, to wit: Undergraduate Council, Faculty Senate, the Provost office, etc.; and
WHEREAS we especially appreciate a crowning achievement of his work in the recent decision of the Board of Governors to make our non-discrimination policy finally more inclusive; and
WHEREAS he sees fit to leave us now for a well-deserved retirement;
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Truman chapter of American Association of University Professors (AAUP) declares that Peter Rolnick be our ever-honored founding member, to go down in the annals of Truman State University history as a champion of all good things.
Signed 11 December 2012 by officers of Truman chapter:
President: Marc Becker
Vice-president: Betty McLane-Iles
Treasurer: Marc Rice
Secretary: Wolfgang Hoeschele
At-large members: Sylvia Macauley and Taner Edis
3. Marc Becker is planning to schedule a follow-up meeting with the Provost, with Marc Rice, in the Spring.
4. During the Spring 2013 semester, we will meet the third Tuesday of the month (January 15, February 19, March 19, and April 16) at 4:30 at the University Club House, located at 516 E. Patterson.