RIT AAUP December 12, 2008: 1:00-2:00 P.M.

Officers in Attendance: T. Policano, J. Naudi

  1. The meeting was called to order by President Policano.
  2. 10/10/08 MINUTES approved by email
  3. President Policano reported on how the RIT AAUP chapter is interacting with Provost Haefner. Provost has attended chapter meetings when topics are of mutual interest. The electronic mailing list for adjunct faculty is under development. He reaffirmed that the chapter focus is on developing a plan to improve the working conditions of adjunct faculty and lecturers. He recommended that faculty should become familiar with the updated strategic plans presented by President Destler. He concluded his announcement by stating that the chapter is still looking into ways of promoting the creation of a “post-retirement” track for tenured faculty like having an emeritus center/senior lecturers.


    • New IRS Chapter Form 990 Reporting Requirement
      The chapter will be in conformance as directed by the IRS and the AAUP national office.
    • Follow up Adjunct Survey
      A follow up survey is under development for implementation in the near future. Once the survey is completed and analyzed, adjunct faculty will be invited to attend a chapter meeting to discuss the findings and assist in making recommendations.
    • Adjunct Faculty Meeting
      See “Follow up Adjunct Survey above”.
    • Intellectual Property Policy DRAFT
      President Policano suggested that faculty should review the latest draft on the Intellectual Property Policy. A new concern was raised when computer systems owned by the institute and assigned to faculty are scheduled for scanning to assure compliance with existing policies may content personal information stored on hard drives. Implementation of a new policy to encrypt the data located on removal storage devices which have confidential information was also discussed.
    • Report on Faculty Social
      The chapter had a faculty social near the end of fall quarter at a local establishment near the campus.


    • NYS AAUP Fall Conference @ Hilbert College - Report
      This report will be given at a future meeting.
    • FYE Survey
      Faculty should complete the FYE (First Year Experience) survey. An on-line forum is located at https://www.rit.edu/affiliate/aaup/forum/viewtopic.php?id=339
    • Summary of RIT AAUP Concerns for 2008-09 is a link to current concerns collected by the chapter.

respectfully submitted J Naud, 12/19/08, revised ...