As all of you know by now, the News 4 I-Team ran a story on the travel expenses of Dr. Pollard. Based on the e-mails and phone calls that members of the AAUP Executive Committee received we decided to conduct a survey in order to obtain your comments on the report. The survey results were sent, unedited, to Dr. Pollard this past Saturday. We felt it was important for her to have the results prior to the Board of Trustees meeting that was held last night. At that meeting the Chairperson of the BOT read a prepared statement which voiced their full support of Dr. Pollard. Dr. Pollard made no public comment at the meeting about the report.
The Presidents of the three unions; AAUP, SEIU, and AFSCME, and Rick Penn, representing the Faculty Council, have been asked to attend a meeting with Dr. Pollard regarding the recent media report. The meeting will be held on Wednesday afternoon (December 14, 2016).
The members of the Executive Committee would like all of you to have an opportunity to review the results of the Presidential Perks Survey. The survey prompts, the I-Team report, Dr. Pollard’s contract, Dr. Pollard’s response to the report, and the I-Team follow-up report, are posted in the Survey section of the Chapter website.
On behalf of the Chapter,
Harry Zarin, Chapter President