University of Dayton Chapter
American Association of University Professors
Feb 26, 2013 Minutes Unapproved
Roesch Library 503, 3:00 p.m.
Presiding: Joseph Watras
The meeting was attended by nine faculty members. The discussion was spirited and constructive. Everyone agreed that when Rudy Fichtenbaum, the president of the national AAUP, visited our campus, he delivered an important address outlining the problems the faculty members face and the steps the members could take to remedy them. As faculty members described their thoughts about Fichtenbaumís speech, they suggested various ways the chapter could increase membership and reach out to contingent faculty members. The possibilities included working more closely with the Faculty Board and the Academic Senate. One problem is that, while Porches carries the chapterís messages, they appear on a back page obscured by other messages. Some people suggested beginning an arrangement with a system of contacts similar to those available through Face Book. When discussion turned to the subject of electing officers for the coming year, J. Friel announced that he will end twenty-six years of faithful service as the chapterís treasurer at the end of the semester. He has served faithfully for twenty-six years. In that time, he kept excellent accounts, recorded the comings and goings of members, and sent the chapterís reports to the Internal Revenue Service. Another officer, J. Watras, expressed his desire to step down as president by the end of the term. These discussions and elections of officers will continue at the next meeting on Tuesday, 26 March 2013, in Roesch Library room 503 at 3pm.