October 2020 Membership Meeting

Our first general membership meeting of the 2020-21 academic year was held over Zoom on Oct. 27, at 5:30pm.

We covered:

  1. Introductions
  2. Report on recent chapter activity
  3. Highlights from Saturday’s GA AAUP meeting
  4. Open frame: new and continuing issues
  5. Upcoming events
  6. Membership opportunities

Tim Hedeen, our chapter president, delivered a slideshow for the first several agenda items which you can watch below in two installments:

Presentation, part 1
Presentation, part 2

Sept. 2019 Membership Meeting

Join us for our first general membership meeting of AY 2019/2020:

When: Tuesday, September 10 from 12:30pm-1:30pm
Where: K-Campus, Social Science Building (SS), 3033

The agenda for the meeting is forthcoming via email and will be posted to this page as well.

Our first social meeting of the fall semester will be Tuesday, September 17 from 4pm-6pm at Dry County Brewing Company in Kennesaw. We’ll have AAUP coffee mugs for new members and AAUP/Dry County pint glasses for everyone until we run out.

You can see all of the meetings scheduled for this semester here.

Business meeting, April 16

Our fourth business meeting of the semester will be held from 2pm-3:30pm on Tuesday, April 16, in SO 5074. Our agenda for the meeting will be . . .

1) Todd and Andy’s meeting with President Whitten and Provost Schwaig
2) Shared governance (Senate Ad Hoc Committee)
3) Workload Language 
4) Planning for the AAUP Social, Thursday, May 2, 4:00-6:00 pm, Dry County Brewery
5) AAUP for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Business Meeting, March 19

Our third business meeting of the semester will be held from 2pm-3:30pm on Tuesday, March 19 in SO 5074. Our agenda for the meeting will be . . .

  1. Updates on the workload language for the faculty handbook. 
  2. Shared governance update.
  3. CHSS CFC’s Letter to the Provost on transparency and merit raises.
  4. Other Senate Items and Issues of Concern
  5. Planning End of the Semester Get Together. 

We look forward to your joining us for the discussion!

Business Meeting, Jan. 16

Our first business meeting of the semester was held on Tuesday, Jan. 16. The published agenda was as follows:

  1. Faculty and Departmental Issues arising from the Workload Document
  2. Faculty whose credentialing is affected by the off-site SACS report
  3. Curricular Review Process
  4. Issues the Campus Climate Change and Peacebuilding Group has had with advertising their workshop on campus
  5. Senate Updates

Open Forum on Workload Recommendations

AAUP@KSU will hold an open forum on the recently circulated Workload Recommendations document this Thursday, Nov. 1, from 3:30pm-5pm in SO 2036. 

Per Todd’s membership announcing the forum, we hope the meeting will be a valuable place “to discuss ways for faculty to become involved in the process as this document moves to the colleges and departments.” Feel free to send advance questions/comments to Todd (tharper @ kennesaw).

Additionally, the Faculty Senate holds it monthly meeting today, Oct. 29, from 12:30pm-1:45pm in KSU Center 300. If you are able to, please attend to show support for increased faculty concerns about shared governance structures on campus.