VT AAUP member meeting

Monday 27 March 2017
5:30-7:00 pm
Ceritano’s back room.

Agenda: organizing the budget forum; member recruitment.

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Open Forum: Outside Analysis of the VT Budget

Announcing an Open Forum on the VT budget, featuring an independent analysis by Howard Bunsis, Professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University and AAUP activist. Howard will provide a report, and discuss it with us. He will join us live by WebEx or Skype.

Friday 21 April 2017
2:30-4:00 pm
Goodwin 135
Presentation of the independent report, with Q&A.
Free and open to the entire Virginia Tech community.
Organized by the VT AAUP chapter.

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AAUP statement on the ban

Stand Against the Ban

The AAUP strongly opposes Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries.

Large numbers of our students and faculty members are affected by administration’s ill-considered executive order, which violates so many American traditions and beliefs. We fear that the abuse of power we are witnessing will wreak havoc on our institutions of higher education.

We call on faculty, students, and all citizens to remain engaged in the struggle for justice on every campus and in every community. We call on all reasonable politicians to oppose against this administration’s discriminatory order. Add your name in solidarity.

AAUP Statement, which you can sign

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Chapter meeting Tues. Jan. 31

Chapter meeting
Tuesday January 31, 2017
5:30-6:30 pm Ceritano’s restaurant meeting room

Agenda: Metrics, new budget model, university policy on new immigration executive order

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University P&T statistics, 2010-2016

At the request of our AAUP chapter, the provost’s office has compiled statistics regarding the numbers of promotion and tenure cases and their outcomes, at the levels of department, college, and university. The report is available on the provost’s website:

http://provost.vt.edu/content/dam/provost_vt_edu/promotion_tenure/PT_Summary_2010-2016.pdf

Original request submitted by VT AAUP: Letter to Vice Provost re: P&T

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Chapter meeting, October 19

Member meeting
Wednesday 19 October 2016
5:30-6:30 pm
McBryde 655

Agenda:

  • Elections (vacancy on executive committee)
  • Debriefing, forum with the VP of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Planning, upcoming forum with the VP of Research & Innovation
  • Planning, spring forum on university budgeting
  • Continuing concerns: Promotion & Tenure, Pathways, Destination Areas, Incentive-based budgeting, Collegiate Faculty ranks, metrics for faculty evaluation
  • Staff salaries
  • Social events?
  • Member suggestions?
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Open Forum with VP Mayer

Open Forum with Theresa Mayer
Vice President for Research and Innovation

Friday 4 November 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
Holden Hall Auditorium

Join the VT chapter of AAUP for an interactive discussion with VP Mayer. Learn about current initiatives. Ask questions. Share your views.

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Open Forum with VP Pratt-Clarke

Open Forum with Menah Pratt-Clarke
Vice President for strategic affairs & Vice Provost for inclusion and diversity

Friday 23 September 2016
2:00-4:00 pm
Holden Hall Auditorium

Join the VT chapter of AAUP for an interactive discussion with one of our newest Vice Presidents. Learn about current initiatives. Ask questions. Share your views.

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Chapter meeting, August 29

Member meeting
Monday 29 August 2016
5:30-6:30 pm
McBryde 655

Tentative agenda:

  • Elections (two vacancies on executive committee)
  • Continuing concerns: Promotion & Tenure, Pathways, Destination Areas, Incentive-based budgeting
  • New concern: metrics for faculty evaluation
  • Event planning for the coming year
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Summer happy hours, first Wednesdays

The chapter will hold monthly first-Wednesday happy hours during the summer. All are welcome.

WHERE: PK’s Bar and Grill (on the deck, weather permitting)
DATES:  Wednesday June 1, Wednesday July 6, Wednesday August 3
TIME:     5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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