Meeting of the Truman State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
October 21, 2019, 4:30-5:30 PM, BH100
Present: Marc Rice (president), Marc Becker (secretary), Anton Daughters (treasurer), Mark Hatala (vice-president), Carlo Annelli, Christine Harker, Nina Smith, Matt Tornatore, Audrey Viguier
- Question of how tenure committees are structured, and whether people can volunteer to be on a committee. One of the reasons why we need collective bargaining.
- How can we build the chapter? Should we do a survey to ask what people think of AAUP and what we can do? Or university survey? We need to do action.
- Economic & other squeezes on faculty, including pressure to teach more and larger classes. More demands on faculty, including requests for service courses.
- Study abroad is lowering pay for faculty leading groups and raising the cap on the number of students.