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2014-2015 Calendar of past events

Our spring chapter meeting will be on April 17 at 4:00 pm at Ed Gogol's house. The first half hour will be a social gathering, and then we will discuss business.
Directions to the Gogol home: the address is 2200 W. 50th TERRACE, the fourth house from Rainbow Blvd, heading east toward Stateline. Parking is allowed only on the south side of the street - 2200 is on the north side. (We share our driveway, so we try not to block it with cars.) From the Volker campus, I usually drive south on the east side of the Plaza, as that road turns into Ward Parkway, and turn right onto 50th Street, to Stateline, turn left onto Stateline, and then immediately right onto 50th Terrace. We're at the far end of the block. For those coming from the Oak St. end of the Volker campus, you can simply drive east on 51st St, straight past Loose Park as the road turns into Rockwell, cross Ward, and you will be on 50th St.


The UMKC Chapter of AAUP will have our regular fall meeting on Friday, September 12, 2014 4:00 - 6:30 pm in Bloch Executive Hall Room 211.



2013-2014 Calendar of past events


The UMKC AAUP Chapter will host a meeting of the Missouri State AAUP Conference Executive Council on Saturday, November 16. The meeting will take place in Room 12 of Bloch Heritage Hall, 5110 Cherry Street. The meeting will feature a coffee hour starting at 9:00 am, and the business meeting will begin at 10:00 am. The meeting will run until 2:00 or 3:00. Observers are welcome.

The UMKC AAUP Chapter will have a social/business meeting on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Ed Gogol's, 2200 W. 50th Terrace. Meeting agenda:

  • nomination of officers
  • campus-wide "budget challenge"


2012-2013 Calendar of past events



The UMKC AAUP Chapter will have a social/business meeting on Friday, April 12 4:30 - 6:30 pm at Ed Gogol's.

Directions to the Gogol home: the address is 2200 W. 50th TERRACE, the fourth house from Rainbow Blvd, heading east toward Stateline. Parking is allowed only on the south side of the street - 2200 is on the north side. (We share our driveway, so we try not to block it with cars.)

From the Volker campus, I usually drive on south on the east side of the Plaze, as that road turns into Ward Parkway, and turn right onto 50th Street, to Stateline, turn left onto Stateline, and then immediately right onto 50th Terrace. We're at the far end of the block. For those coming from the Oak St. end of the Volker campus, you can simply drive east on 51st St, straight past Loose Park as the road turns into Rockwell, cross Ward, and you will be on 50th St.


The annual meeting of the Missouri Conference of the American Association of University Professors will be held in Kansas City on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Diastole. All faculty of higher education are welcome. Feel free to bring colleagues. Registration cost is $20 for full-time faculty and $5 for adjunct/retired faculty. Registration pays for coffee/bagels and a box lunch. The tentative program schedule is:
9:00-10:00 Coffee social
10:00-12:00 Amy Blouin, Executive Director, Missouri Budget Project
12:30-1:30 Lunch, delivered to site
1:30-2:30 Business meeting
If you plan on coming, please send an email to David Robinson, drobinso@truman.edu, so that we can plan to order the right quantity of food. If you have questions about the event, contact David Robinson at Truman State or Roger Pick at UMKC.


The UMKC Chapter fall meeting was held on Saturday, October 20 at Diastole, 2501 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO. We used the facility for simultaneous meetings of the Missouri AAUP Executive Board and the Kansas AAUP Executive Board in the morning, training for UMKC, MO, and KS AAUP members on "Shared Governance and Strong AAUP Chapters" in the afternoon, and an UMKC AAUP business meeting 4:00 - 6:00 pm.



2011-2012 Calendar of past events


The UMKC AAUP Chapter spring meeting will be held on Friday February 24 from 4:30 till 6:30 at Ed Gogol's, 2200 W. 50th Terrace. Please bring friends and colleagues interested in the AAUP. Contributions to the refreshments are welcome (snacks, desserts, drinks) but not mandatory. This will be both a social gathering and business meeting.


The UMKC AAUP Chapter fall get-together will be held on Friday September 16 from 4:30 till 6:30 at Ed Gogol's, 2200 W. 50th Terrace. Please bring friends and colleagues interested in the AAUP. Contributions to the refreshments are welcome (snacks, desserts, drinks) but not mandatory. This will be both a social gathering and business meeting.
Agenda:
4:30-5:00 Social gathering.
5:00-5:40 A report on a major attack on academic freedom that happened on our campus last spring.
5:40-6:00 Officer nominations.
6:00-6:30 New business brought up from the floor as needed. Then more social gathering.



2010-2011 Calendar of past events

We will deviate from our usual format for the Spring, 2011 Chapter Meeting. Instead of the usual Friday afternoon business/social meeting, we will hold a Saturday morning workshop. The workshop will be on "How to Build the AAUP." Lunch will be served at noon.
AAUP Member Workshop: How To Build the AAUP
February 5, 2011 9:00 A.M. - Noon
Bloch Room 2, 5110 Cherry Street


Next AAUP Meeting will be on Friday, October 29 4:00 pm in Levitt Lounge on the 3rd Floor of the Bloch School.

2009-2010 Calendar of past events

The UMKC AAUP Chapter spring get-together will be held on Friday March 19 from 4:30 till 6:30 at Ed Gogol's, 2200 W. 50th Terrace. Please bring friends and colleagues interested in the AAUP. Contributions to the refreshments are welcome (snacks, desserts, drinks) but not mandatory. This will be both a social gathering and business meeting.

The Missouri State Conference of AAUP plans to hold its next meeting in Kansas City on February 13, 2010.

The UMKC- AAUP chapter will hold a business and social meeting on Friday, October 30, 2009, from 4:00 to 6:30 PM. We will be meeting at the home of Gary Ebersole, 3800 Locust St.


2008-2009 Calendar of past events

Joint Meeting with Kansas State Chapter Saturday April 18, 2009

National AAUP President Cary Nelson, Marc Bousquet (national council member) and Michael Berube (national council member) will all be in Kansas City for a Cultural Studies Association conference. They will address the KS Conference of AAUP at KU Medical Center. They will speak on shared governance 12:45-2:30 pm, at the Bellar Conference Room at KUMC, 39th Ave and Rainbow.


The UMKC- AAUP chapter will hold a business and social meeting on Friday, April 10, 2009, from 4:30 to 7:00 PM. We will be meeting at the home of Gary Ebersole, 3800 Locust St.
Panel Discussion on Tenure and Promotion February 20 3:00-5:00 pm EDUC 307

Once again the AAUP will host a panel presentation on the tenure and promotion process at UMKC featuring panelists from a variety of units.



The AAUP is calling an emergency meeting of its members (and any other interested faculty or other parties) to discuss formulating a coordinated response to the pension & furlough proposals that President Forsee is going to put before the Board of Curators today and Friday. The meeting will take place today (Thursday, February 05, 2009) at 5:00 pm in the Mag Conference Room, 2nd floor of the Bloch School, 5110 Cherry St.

The following is the letter that resulted from that meeting:

To: University of Missouri Board of Curators
From: Roger Alan Pick, President, UMKC Chapter of American Association of University Professors
Date: 5 February 2009
Subject:Please table proposals on agenda for Friday

The membership of the UMKC Chapter of AAUP urges the Board of Curators to table proposals concerning the University of Missouri retirement plan and concerning the delegation of authority to University of Missouri President for employee furloughs.

  • To this date, there has not been a collegial, transparent communication to the four campus's faculty and staff communities concerning the financial projections that necessitate these proposals. It appears that the decision is being rushed without adequately explaining why, and without faculty and staff input.
  • In order to obtain faculty and staff support of these proposals, we need to see the specific projected numbers and rationales for why they are being proposed.
  • There are many questions being raised because of these proposals that have not been fully answered. Examples include
    • What other alternatives for improving the fiscal health of the UM system were considered?
    • Were other options considered before choosing the option to require employee contributions to the pension plan, and why was this option chosen?
    • Are other measures, besides employee contributions, being taken to contribute positively to the financial health of the fund? For example, what costs are associated with managing the pension fund?
    • Does this proposal mean UM will not contribute as much of the employer share to the pension as they have in the past?
    • Were there discussions about how faculty salaries at UM are lower than at peer institutions that require an employee contribution, and how this change might affect recruitment and retention of faculty?
    • Were there any discussions about whether the contribution requirement is a temporary measure?
    • Why does President Foresee need to have the authority to declare furloughs without going to the Board of Curators? Will these furloughs take into account the priorities of each campus's mission as well as the priorities of the state of Missouri?
  • The UM Benefits and Retirement Committee held discussions of money-saving options, but these were considered as hypothetical options because there was no indication from the President of the amount of money that needed to be saved. It was the feeling of one of the UMKC representatives to the committee that the sentiment of the committee was that forced contributions to the retirement plan was the least desirable option.

We request that in the spirit of shared academic governance, there be open meetings on each campus with faculty and staff to discuss these issues before any decisions are made.


The following is the response we received to that letter:


Dear Mr. Pick:

Thank you for taking time to write. Your message has been received by the Curators.

Sincerely,

Kathleen M. Miller
Secretary of the Board of Curators



Colleagues,
Just a reminder that our fall get-together is this Friday, September 27 from 4:00 - 7:00 PM at the home of Gary Ebersole (3800 Locust).
I hope to see you there.

Karen Bame
UMKC-AAUP secretary



2007-2008 Calendar of past events

Dear AAUP Members and Friends,

Our spring get-together will be held Friday, April 4, 2008 from 4:30 till 6:30 at Ed Gogol's, 2200 W. 50th Terrace. Please bring friends and colleagues interested in the AAUP. Contributions to the refreshments are welcome (snacks, desserts, drinks) but not mandatory.

Hope to see you there.
Karen Bame
UMKC-AAUP Secretary

9/14/07, 4:30-7 PM: TGIF Social Get Together, Kelly Pinkham's

10/26/07,  3-5 PM: AAUP sponsored forurm on Labor Education at UMKC,  Education 307



2006-2007 Calendar of past events

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


2/23/07, 4:30-7 PM: TGIF Social Get Together, Ed Gogol's


2/24/07: AAUP Missouri State Conference Meeting, Webster University


3/16/07, 3-5:30 PM: AAUP Workshop on Tenure, Education 307


4/14/07, 10 AM-2:30 PM: AAUP Kansas State Conference Meeting, University of Kansas Medical Center




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."


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