AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS (AAUP)

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, KANSAS CITY CHAPTER

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Three events coming up in February and March!

TGIF SOCIAL GET-TOGETHER AND DISCUSSION

Friday, February 23, 4:30-7 PM


2200 W. 50th Terrace, Westwood KS (Ed Gogol's)

Tel: 913-262-5903


Non-members welcome


W. 50th Terrace runs east-west between State Line Road and Rainbow Blvd
2200 is the 4th house from Rainbow, on the north side of the street
Parking on 50th Terrace is allowed only on the south side of the street

If you'd like to contribute a beverage or snack, feel free; basic refreshments provided





AAUP WORKSHOP ON TENURE


Friday, March 16, 2007, 3-5:30 PM

307 Education Building (Faculty Lounge)

Open to all faculty

Refreshments provided


A repeat of our successful  workshop,
for those of you who couldn't make it in the fall semester


A panel of colleagues, including a dean, a chair,
a former member of the P&T committee, and recently tenured faculty

will answer questions about the tenure process




AAUP Missouri State Conference Annual Meeting


Saturday, February 24 , 2007

Webster University in St. Louis

In cooperation with the St. Louis Association for Contingent Faculty



INDEX TO WEBSITE

Current calendar  
Calendar of past events 2006-2007
Calendar of past events 2005-2006
Calendar of past events 2004-2005  
Votes of no confidence, Nov. 2004
AAUP chapter resolution supporting votes of no confidence, 11/12/04
Chapter Publications
Campaigns
Chapter Activities
News
AAUP Principles
Academic Freedom: for everyone on campus
UMKC Chapter Officers
Membership and Dues
Links: People, Organizations, Publications
 

ARCHIVES

Archived calendars of events for academic years 2001-2004
Archived activities for academic years 2001-2004
Archived campaigns
Archived news articles for years 2000-2002

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UMKC CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS

The Faculty Advocate , issues #1-20

"The Broad Perspective of Academic Freedom," by David Brodsky
    Comprehensive report on the state of education in the US and globally,
    Autumn 2003

"Education for Democracy: Fighting the Corporate Takeover"
    Documents and publications from regional conference at UMKC ,
    March 3, 2001

Handout from teach-in, "Civil Liberties after 9/11"
    Bill of Rights
    Reference list


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2006-2007 Calendar of past events

10/20/06, 2-4 PM: Tenure Workshop, Education 307


2005-2006 Calendar of past events

9/11/05: Link to report on "Patriot Act," which invades privacy rights of book buyers and library users

9/16/05, 4-7 PM: Happy Hour and Get Together, 2200 W. 50 Terr.


10/28/05, 1-2 PM: Chapter Meeting following COSCO Report, 104 Cockefair

12/5/05, 7 PM: Public Forum on Higher Education, Pharmacy 201


2004-2005 Calendar of past events

8/26/04, 3-5 PM: Senate "All-Faculty Meeting" on Restructuring, 111 Royall Hall

8/26/04, 5-7 PM: Welcome Back Get Together, Planet Sub, 4936 Main

9/17/04, 5-7 PM: TGIF Party, 6216 Hodges Drive, Mission, KS

11/12/04, 3-5 PM: Emergency Chapter Meeting, Law School, Administrative Conference Room 1-201

3/18/05, 4-5:30 PM: Chapter meeting with President Floyd, Law School, Administrative Conference Room 1-201

3/18/05, 5:30-7:30 PM: Happy Hour, 2200 W. 50th Terr., Westwood, KS

Archived calendars of events for academic years 2001-2004
Archived activities for academic years 2001-2004

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Votes of No Confidence

Chancellor Gilliland resigns effective January 1  

TALLY OF NO CONFIDENCE VOTES AS OF 12/3/04

7 faculty groups at UMKC
vote no confidence
in the Chancellor and her administration

School of Biological Sciences: 33 for, 1 against

College of Arts & Sciences: 97 for, 29 against, 5 abstentions

Bloch School [Business]: 18 for, 3 against, 2 abstentions

Law School: 18 for, 0 against, 2 abstentions

School of Education: 15 for, 5 against, 2 abstentions

Part-time Faculty: 38 for, 0 against

AAUP chapter: unanimously for, 1 abstention
[see immediately below]




UMKC AAUP chapter resolution, passed November 12, 2004,
supporting votes of no confidence
in Chancellor Gilliland and her administration

         "Whereas Chancellor Gilliland and her administration have consistently pursued a policy of aggression against the faculty of UMKC, circumventing legitimate faculty governance bodies and targeting one academic unit after another;

        And whereas the faculty of these units have individually and separately resisted administration assaults on the integrity of the institution;

        And whereas the Gilliland administration continues its policy of attempting to fracture and dismember the university;

        And whereas the Gilliland administration has created a culture of distrust and intimidation which has led to a loss of academic freedom;

         Therefore the members of the UMKC Chapter of the American Association of University Professors present at the November 12, 2004 meeting support the resolution of the College of Arts and Sciences to declare no confidence in Chancellor Gilliland and her administration, and to urge other Schools and units on the UMKC campus to follow suit."

NEWS FLASHES

"Brain Wash": KC Pitch Weekly on the Blueprint for the Future
   T he Blueprint process is based on the EST cult
Graphics version
Text only version


Archived news articles for years 2000-2002


Academic labor organizing

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UMKC CHAPTER PUBLICATIONS AND DOCUMENTS

The Faculty Advocate, newsletter of the UMKC Chapter of AAUP

        Latest issue: Volume 7, Number 1, October 2006

        Back issues

  Volume 1, Number 1, September 2000

  Volume 1, Number 2, December 2000

  Volume 1, Number 3, February 2001

  Volume 1, Number 4, April 2001

  Volume 2, Number 1, October 2001

  Volume 2, Number 2, December 2001

  Volume 2, Number 3, February 2002

  Volume 2, Number 4, April 2002

  Volume 2, Number 5, June 2002

  Volume 3, Number 1, September 2002

  Volume 3, Number 2, December 2002

  Volume 3, Numbers 3-4, April 2003

  Volume 4, Numbers 1-2, December 2003

  Volume 4, Numbers 3-4, April 2004  

  Volume 5, Number 1, August 2004  

  Volume 5, Number 2, October 2004

  Volume 5, Number 3, February 2005

  Volume 5, Number 4, May 2005

  Volume 6, Number 1-2, November 2005

SPECIAL ISSUE OF FACULTY ADVOCATE (JUNE 2002)
    UMKC THREATENS TO CLOSE DOWN SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
    UM BOARD OF CURATORS DE FACTO ABOLISHES TENURE
School of Biological Sciences website documenting its case for retaining the integrity of the School
AAUP Response to Continuing Administration Assault on School of Biological Sciences (SBS), UMKC Senate Meeting, 8/13/02
 


"Education for Democracy: Fighting the Corporate Takeover"

    Documents and publications from regional conference, March 3, 2001 at UMKC

17 articles from the "Education for Democracy Conference" published online in
   Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor 4.2 (February 2002)

Handout from teach-in, "Civil Liberties after 9/11"
    Bill of Rights
    Reference list
 

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CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

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CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

2006-2007 academic year

TENURE WORKSHOP

Friday, October 20, 2006, 2-4 PM
Education 307

Sponsored by AAUP chapter at UMKC
Panel includes deans, a chair,
members of the Campus Promotion and Tenure Committee,
and recently tenured faculty
The panel will make brief presentations and field questions

All tenure-track faculty are invited


2005-2006 academic year

AAUP Happy Hour and new school year Get Together

Date: Friday, September 16
Time: 4:00-7:00 PM

Location: 2200 West 50th Terrace, Ed Gogol's house
4th house from Rainbow, north side of the street

Parking only on south side of 50th Terrace
Phone (in case you get lost) 913-262-5903

UMKC is celebrating "Patriot Day" (Sept. 11) with readings at the university Library
from the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence

Here is a link to David Brodsky's  report (Jan. 25, 2002) on the misnamed "Patriot Act"
The "Patriot Act" destroys constitutional freedoms enshrined in the Bill of Rights


This includes the privacy rights of book buyers and library users
Without a search warrant the FBI can find out what you read

And librarians and booksellers are prohibited from revealing
that the FBI has demanded this information

What you read can be used against you
So much for the First and Fourth Amendments

Honor the Constitution 365 days a year
Read widely, critically, and fearlessly


Public Forum on Higher Education

Monday, December 5, 2005 , 7 PM
Katz Pharmacy Building, Room 201

Panel will include

State Representative Beth Low, 39th District
State Senator Charles Wheeler
Professor Gary Ebersole
Student Andrew Culp


Please attend!  Tell your representatives in Jefferson City what public higher education needs


 

2004-2005 academic year
 

Senate "All-Faculty Meeting" on Restructuring
Thursday, August 26, 2004
3-5 PM
111 Royall Hall
The AAUP urges all faculty to attend

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Welcome Back Get Together!
Thursday, August 26
5-7 PM, immediately following "All-Faculty meeting"
Upstairs at the Planet Sub, 4936 Main Street (across from US Bank)
All faculty--AAUP members and others--are invited to join us
First round's on the AAUP!

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AAUP TGIF PARTY

Relax on a Friday afternoon
Learn about the AAUP
Members and non-members welcome

Friday, September 17, 5-7 PM

6212 Hodges Drive, Mission, KS

Hosts: Kelly and Kathy Pinkham

Driving directions: best access is from 63rd St.
(no access from Shawnee Mission Parkway)
Hodges is a north-south street between Roe and Nall
6212 is north of 63rd St., beige colored stucco
Call 913-384-6532 if you get lost

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Emergency AAUP chapter meeting

Friday, November 12, 3-5 pm
Law School,  Administrative Conference Room 1-201
Ask for directions at information desk, main entrance on Oak St.

Issues to be discussed:
White Paper on reorganization
Faculty compensation
New P&T procedural regulation

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AAUP chapter meeting with President Floyd

Friday, March 18, 4-5:30  PM

Law School,  Administrative Conference Room 1-201
Ask for directions at information desk, main entrance on Oak St.

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Happy Hour after meeting with President
Friday, March 18, 5:30-7:30 PM

2200 W. 50th Terr.,
Westwood, KS


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AAUP PRINCIPLES

Academic freedom
Tenure
Faculty control of curriculum and faculty affairs
Shared governance
Due process
Rights of the entire academic community
The public interest
The AAUP promotes and defends:

    * ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TENURE

    * PRIMARY FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR CURRICULUM

    * PRIMARY FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIRING, PROMOTION, TENURE, AND DISMISSAL OF FACULTY

    * SHARED RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIRING OF ADMINISTRATORS

    * MAJOR FACULTY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE AND BUDGETING

    * DUE PROCESS

    * THE RIGHTS OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY

    * THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN HIGHER EDUCATION

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ACADEMIC FREEDOM

Faculty need academic freedom in order to do their job
So does everyone else on campus

Academic freedom includes, among other things:

    A) First Amendment Rights --  freedom of speech, press, and assembly

            in teaching
            in research and publication of results
            in deliberating institutional policies
            in citizenship outside the academy

    B) Fourteenth Amendment Rights -- due process, especially on the job

    C) Job security -- the most effective way to guarantee these rights and practices

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UMKC CHAPTER

OFFICERS

President and Editor, Faculty Advocate
    Patricia P. Brodsky, College of Arts and Sciences
    ( brodskyp@umkc.edu )
    816-235-2826

Acting Vice-President and Treasurer
    Roger Pick, Bloch School of Business
     (pickr@umkc.edu )
    816-235-2336

Secretary
  Karen Bame, School of Biological Sciences
    ( bamek@umkc.edu )
    816-235-2243

At Large Representative:
    Stuart A. McAninch, School of Education
    ( mcaninchs@umkc.edu )
    816-235-2446

Chair, Membership Committee
    Fred Lee, College of Arts and Sciences
    ( leefs@umkc.edu )
    816-235-2543

Chair, Grievance Committee
    Susan A. Adler, School of Education
    ( adlers@umkc.edu )
    816-235-2460

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Membership and Dues

Membership

open to all faculty
full-time tenured and tenure-track
full-time non-tenure track
part-time
graduate teaching assistants

NB: Membership requires payment of both local and national dues

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UMKC chapter dues

$10/year
Please make checks payable to "UMKC-AAUP Chapter"
and send to Treasurer Roger Pick, Bloch 237
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National dues

Varies by job classification and state--click this link for up-to-date information

Discounts on national dues for following categories

50% off
a) Entrant: Nontenured full-time faculty, new to the AAUP, for first four years of membership
b) Joint: Full-time faculty member whose spouse or partner is a full-time member
c) Retired
75% off
Part Time: Faculty paid on a per course or percentage basis
$10/yr
Graduate: Person enrolled as graduate student at an accredited institution; five-year limit
 
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LINKS

AAUP

National AAUP

Membership and dues
Missouri State Conference, AAUP

Kansas State Conference, AAUP

John Harms, President, Missouri State Conference, AAUP

Herb Tillema, President, AAUP chapter, UM Columbia

Tiger Talk, newsletter of the UM Columbia AAUP chapter

Jan McMahon, President, AAUP chapter, Webster University

Joe Yanik, President, AAUP chapter, Emporia State University, and Kansas State Conference

Raymond Pierotti, President, AAUP chapter, University of Kansas, Lawrence
 
 

OTHER

UMKC Faculty Senate

Faculty Bylaws of UMKC

Representative Beth Low, MO House, District 39

Senator Charles Wheeler, MO Senate, District 10

Modern Language Association (MLA) Policy Statements on Part-time Faculty

MLA Policy Statement on Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Members

Contract Faculty Association (Part-Timers), Columbus State Community College, Columbus, OH

University of Manchester (England) Teaching Assistants Campaign for Employment Rights

Missouri Labor Links

For dozens of other links see "Selective Resource List"

 

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