VT AAUP Cross-College Faculty-Deans Dialogue, part II
A conversation between faculty & administrators, featuring Dean Blieszner (Liberal Arts & Human Sciences) and Dean Ross (Engineering)

Wednesday 4 April, 2018
3:00-5:00 pm
220 New Classroom Building

Please join us for a second conversation between faculty and deans. How can faculty best work with deans, so that we are collaborating toward common goals? Shared governance is a core value of the AAUP. To effectively share in governance, faculty need to understand the challenges faced by administrators. Grad students welcome also.

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A conversation between faculty & administrators, featuring Deans Winistorfer and Morton. For all faculty & graduate students, all colleges.

Friday 26 January 2018
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Newman Library Multipurpose Room

President Sands has stated many conversations need to take place across the university, as we transition into the implementation phase of the many new initiatives underway.

We wish to open up a dialogue about how faculty can best work with and support deans, so that we are working together toward common goals. We do not mean to overstep department chairs or heads, but we have less opportunity for informal conversations at the deconal level.

Shared governance is a core value of the AAUP, and in order to effectively share in governance, faculty need to understand the challenges faced by administrators.

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Member meeting 9-18-2017

Next member meeting:

Monday 18 September 2017
5:30-7 pm
Ceritano’s back room

Main order of business: officer elections. Please consider nominating yourself for President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Executive Committee.


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VT AAUP member meeting

Pre-semester brainstorming meeting

Thursday 17 August 2017
5:00-6:30 pm
PK’s bar and grill, downtown

Agenda: officer nominations; debriefing on financial analysis of VT; plans for the coming year

Seeking nominations for President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer


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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:

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


  • 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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