October 20, 2017

AAUP Action Item – 4/15/15

As the President of our Chapter, I have been asked to represent the faculty at the County Council hearings on Wednesday, April 15th, at 7:00pm in the 3rd floor hearing room at the County Council building. It is very important that as many faculty and employees as possible attend these hearing. We want to pack the house as a way of demonstrating our sincere interest in the college and showing the County Council that we support the mission of the college and the success of our students. Your AAUP Executive Committee would appreciate it if you would mark your calendar and plan on taking some time out of your day to attend these hearings.

In order to assist me in writing my testimony, I am soliciting your assistance. I would like to highlight the accomplishments of some of our faculty and students in my 3-minute testimony. Yes, I said 3-minute testimony; this is all the time each of us are given when we testify in front of the full Council. I would appreciate it if you would send me bulleted highlights of some of your accomplishments from this year and success stories of some of your students. If you wrote a book, published an article, received an award, have been elected to hold office in a professional association, or have been selected to serve on a special committee, please send me a brief e-mail. At the same time I would ask you to send me some student success stories. The Council always enjoys hearing about our students.

Comments

  1. Elizabeth Huergo says:

    Dear Harry:

    You and the other AAUP representatives have a very tough job, and I thank all of you for both your dedication and hard work. I believe on a personal and professional level that the College is a vitally important institution that transforms lives. My interest, and I believe the interest of all the faculty, is to help our students achieve their educational goals.

    However, there seems to be a contradiction between separating faculty members from the shared governance of the institution, from having real input into the mission, the goals and objectives of the institution, and then asking those same faculty members to demonstrate their support as if they did, in fact, play a substantive role.

    Again, thank you for the hard work you do in our name.

    Cordially, Elizabeth

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