NYS AAUP Agenda Fall 2015



Conference Theme – Organizing Faculty

Meetings : Room 425 (Matthew Bender Room) in the “1928 Building” of Albany Law School – 80 New Scotland Ave – Albany, NY 12208 

Accommodations : MARRIOTT TOWNEPLACE SUITES ALBANY DOWNTOWN/MEDICAL CENTER – 22 Holland Avenue – Albany, NY 12209 – 518 860-1500 ($119/night)

Banquet: Cafe Capriccio 49 Grand Street, Albany NY 12207 – Phone: 518-465-0439

Registration [Please complete our online registration by October 7th, 2015 if ou will be reserving a hotel room, other wise registrations are accepted up until the day of the conference.]

Organizing Faculty – Schedule

Friday, October 23th • 1:00PM-6:00PM
Colloquium: Albany Law School

1:00-1:15 Welcome Remarks & Speaker Introductions

  • Sally Dear-Healey – Vice-President, NYSC AAUP

1:15-2:00 Risa Lieberwitz, Expanding Unionization in Private Universities

2:00-2:30 Fred Floss, Organizing Higher Education – AAUP & UUP Working Together

2:30-3:00 Tom Policano, Your Faculty Handbook the Pearl of Shared Governance

3:00-4:00 Panel Discussion

4:00-4:30 Organizing Workshops by College

4:00-4:30 David Linton, Upcominmg changes in Middle States Standards

4:30-6:00 Open Forum

Risa Lieberwitz

Topic: Expanding Unionization in Private Universities: Labor Board Sets New Tests for Whether Private-College Faculty Members Can Unionize

Information: Professor of Labor and Employment Law in the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) and an Associate of the Worker Institute at Cornell. She is General Counsel of the AAUP for a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2014 and is a member of AAUP Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. 

Fred Floss

Topic: Organizing Higher Education – AAUP & UUP Working Together

Information: Professor and Co-Director, Center for Economic Education at SUNY Buffalo State. NYSC Committee on Government Relations Chairperson.

Tom Policano 

Topic: Your Faculty Handbook the Pearl of Shared Governance

Information: NYSC Executive Director, Past President of the Rochester Institute of Technology AAUP Chapter, VP of RIT Academic Senate, seven year member of the RIT Academic Affairs Committee

David Linton 

Topic: Upcoming changes in Middle States Standards

Information: NYSC President, Professor Emeritus Marymount Manhattan College


Dinner Banquet

6:15-9:00  Dinner Banquet – Cafe Capriccio


Saturday, October 24th • 8:00AM-1:00PM
NYS Conference Steering Committee Meeting: Albany Law School

8:00-8:30  Breakfast

9:00-12:00 Conference Business Meeting

12:00-1:00 Lunch


NYS Conference Steering Committee Meeting Details 

Saturday, October 24th • 8:00AM-1:00PM

8:00-8:30  Breakfast

8:30-12:00PM (open to NYS AAUP Leadership only)

  1. Call to Order: David Linton
  1. Approval of NYSC Fall 2015 Meeting Minutes by John Polimeni REPORT [PDF]
  1. President: David Linton
  1. Vice-President: Sally Dear-Healey
  1. Treasurer: Pat Cihon
  1. Reports and Plans of Standing Committees
    1. Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure: Irwin Yellowitz REPORT [PDF]
    2. Committee on Academic Professionals:
    3. Committee on Chapters, Members and Dues: Kate Eskew
    4. Committee on College and University Governance: Kimberley Reiser 
    5. Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession: Derek Seidman
    6. Committee on Faculty Holding Contingent Appointment: Jeffrey Baker 
    7. Committee on Government Relations: Fred Floss
    8. Committee on Retirement: Frank Higman
    9. Committee on the Status of Minorities in the Profession:
    10. Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession: Sally Dear-Healey
  1. Reports of Councils
    1. The National Council: Anne Friedman, Sally Dear-Healey
    2. The Independent Council:
    3. The CUNY Council: Cecelia McCall
    4. The SUNY Council:
    5. The Collective Bargaining Council: James Davis
  1. Executive Director: Tom Policano
  2. NYSC Election Committee 2015: Pat Cihon
  3. New York Academe editor: Jeff Kraus
  4. Old business
  5. Other

12:00-1:00 Lunch