2017 Spring Meeting of the UCA Chapter of the AAUP

The Spring meeting of the Richard Hudson Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 during X-period (1:40-2:30 pm) in Library 206.  All faculty members and guests were invited to attend.  Elections for Vice-President, Treasurer, and two At-Large Members of the Executive Committee took place during the meeting.  Amber Wilson was re-elected as Vice-President (2017-2019), and Mike Schaefer was re-elected as Treasurer (2017-2019).  Mike Scoles and Katherine Willis were elected as At-Large Members of the Executive Committee (2017-2019).

The UCA Chapter of the AAUP works to fulfill the mission of the national organization: to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good.

For more information regarding the UCA Chapter of the AAUP, please contact Joseph Howard at jhoward@uca.edu.

AAUP – UCA Chapter Elections Results

At the Spring meeting of the UCA Chapter of the AAUP on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, Joseph Howard (Department of Political Science) was elected to a two-year term (2016-2018) as President and Mark Mullenbach (Department of Political Science) was re-elected as Secretary (2016-2018).  Elected as At-Large Members of the Executive Board for the 2016-2018 term were Jessica Riedmueller (Torreyson Library) and John Parrack (Department of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures, & Cultures).  Michael Scoles (Department of Psychology & Counseling) was elected as an At-Large Member of the Executive Board for a one-year term (2016-2017).

Current members of the Executive Committee also include Amber Wilson (Torreyson Library) – Vice-President (2015-2017); Mike Schaefer (Department of English) – Treasurer (2015-2017); and Kevin Browne (Department of Mass Communication and Theatre) – At-Large Member (2015-2017).

For more information regarding the UCA Chapter of the AAUP, please contact Joseph Howard at jhoward@uca.edu.

2015 Fall Meeting of the UCA Chapter of the AAUP

The Richard Hudson Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is having our Fall meeting next Tuesday, September 29 in the Library Dean’s Conference Room on the second floor at x-period, 1:40.  We have had a request to reopen the issue of granting tenure to Senior Lecturer/Clinical Instructor/Laboratory Instructor, so that will be first up on our agenda.  If you have a particular interest in this issue, I urge you to attend.
You can read more about the AAUP’s position on tenure on the national site: http://aaup.org/issues/tenure/resources-tenure
New members are welcome.  If you paid dues last April and are up-to-date with national dues, you can vote next week if we need to take a vote (which I’m thinking we will).  If you didn’t pay last April, please bring $10 with you in either cash or check.  You’ll also have to be up-to-date with national dues.
Otherwise, you are welcome to attend and speak but cannot vote.
Please let me know if you have any questions or issues you would like to be considered.
Sincerely,
Lynn Burley
President, Richard Hudson Chapter of the AAUP​

AAUP – UCA Chapter Election Results

At the Spring meeting of the UCA Chapter of the AAUP on Monday, April 20, 2015, Amber Wilson (Torreyson Library) was re-elected to a two-year term (2015-2017) as Vice President and Mike Schaefer (Department of English) was elected as Treasurer (2015-2017).  Kevin Browne (Department of Mass Communication and Theatre) and Joseph Howard (Department of Political Science) were elected to two-year terms (2015-2017) as At-Large Members of the Executive Committee.

Other Members of the Executive Committee serving two-year terms (2014-2016) are:  Lynn Burley (Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) – President; Mark Mullenbach (Department of Political Science) – Secretary; John Parrack (Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures) – At-Large Member; and James Fowler (Department of English) – At-Large Member.

For more information regarding the UCA Chapter of the AAUP, please contact Lynn Burley at lburley@uca.edu.

 

2015 Spring Meeting of the UCA Chapter of the AAUP

The UCA Chapter of the AAUP will hold its Spring membership meeting on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 4:00pm in the Third Floor Conference Room in Thompson Hall.  Elections for Vice-President and Treasurer, as well as two At-Large seats on the Executive Committee, for 2015-2017 will be held.  All current and prospective members of the AAUP are invited to attend.  For more information, please contact Lynn Burley at lburley@uca.edu.

 

UCA Chapter of the AAUP Holds Elections

On Tuesday, April 15th, the UCA Chapter of the AAUP held elections for Officers and At-Large Members of the Executive Committee  for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Below is the list of individuals who will serve on the Executive Committee in 2014-2015:

 

President (2014-2016) – Lynn Burley (Associate Professor, Department of Writing)

Vice-President (2013-2015) – Amber Wilson (Instructional Services Librarian, Torreyson Library)

Secretary (2014-2016) – Mark Mullenbach (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science)

Treasurer (2013-2015) – Kay Talley (Assistant Director of the Library)

At-Large Member (2013-2015) –  Kevin Browne (Associate Professor, Department of Mass Communication and Theatre)

At-Large Member (2013-2015) – Douglas George (Associate Professor, Department of Sociology)

At-Large Member (2014-2016) – James Fowler (Professor, Department of English)

At-Large Member (2014-2016) – John Parrack (Associate Professor, Department of World Languages & Cultures)

 

UCA’s AAUP Chapter hosts Spring Social Event

The UCA Chapter of the AAUP hosted a Spring Social Event at Mike’s Place in Conway on Thursday, March 7, 2013.  Prizes were awarded to faculty members whose names were drawn from the list who voted in the recent Faculty Senate constitutional amendment referendum.  Congratulations to the following prize winners:

25$ gift certificate to Mike’s Place              John Vanderslice, Writing
25$ gift certificate to Michelangelo’s          Lori Isom, Chemistry
25$ gift certificate to Oak Street Bistro      Arijit Mukherjee, Biology
25$ gift certificate to Pasta Grill                  Nathan Jones, Biology
25$ gift certificate to ZaZa’s                        Chris Fritzges, Mass Comm. & Theatre
Grand Prize – iPad Mini                              Fred Hickling, Mathematics

Spring Social Event, March 7, 2013

 
All UCA faculty are invited to attend the Spring Social Event of the UCA Chapter of the AAUP.  It will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Mike’s Place in downtown Conway.  The first 75 glasses of wine will be provided by the chapter.

This is an opportunity for all UCA faculty to learn more about the AAUP and UCA chapter of the AAUP.  Prospective new members are encouraged to attend this event!

We will be giving out the prizes to the lucky faculty who took the time to vote in the Faculty Senate election scheduled for February 27th – 28th & March 1st at your Dean’s office or the Library.  Five faculty members will receive $25 gift certificates.

For more information, please contact Lynn Burley, Chapter President, at lburley@uca.edu.

 

Professor Rudy Fichtenbaum (Wright State University) elected new president of the AAUP.

Wright State University economics professor Rudy Fichtenbaum has been elected president of the AAUP. Fichtenbaum, a long time AAUP leader and faculty unionist, will take office in June.  Go to the webpage linked below for more information.

http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/newsroom/2012webhighlight/electionnews.htm

UCA Chapter of the AAUP

Welcome to the webpage of the UCA (Richard Hudson) Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP)!  This webpage is under construction.  If you would like to add something to the webpage, or if you have any suggestions, please contact Dr. Mark Mullenbach at markm@uca.edu.  Thanks!