Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AAUP-Oregon Planning Meeting September 22

Interested faculty from Portland State, Oregon State, and University of Oregon will convene the second planning meeting of the re-commenced Oregon Conference of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP-Oregon) on Saturday September 22 from 1am to 2pm in the Memorial Union, Room 213 at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

The purpose of this meeting is for the parties to adopt the AAUP-Oregon Constitution and Bylaws, appoint a slate of interim officers to do planning until the first election is held in Spring 2013, or as soon as practicable after the ratification of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between United Academics of the University of Oregon and the University of Oregon.

The AAUP-Oregon's stated mission and objectives from the new Constitution are:

Article II. Mission

The Conference’s mission is to advance the collective interests of affiliated AAUP Collective Bargaining and Advocacy chapters, the principles and ideals of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), and the overall interests of higher education faculty in Oregon through the promotion of quality Higher Education as an investment in Oregon’s Future. 

Article III. Objectives

The Conference shall:

1.      Support the development of member chapters through member and leader training, consultation operational support (as available) and internal organizing.

2.      Support collective bargaining in affiliated chapters and provide collaboration when appropriate. Assist advocacy chapters in their pursuit of collective bargaining if requested.

3.      Promote AAUP principles, policies and best practices in colleges and Universities in Oregon with a strong AAUP-Oregon Committee A

4.      Organize AAUP Chapters on unorganized campuses and institutions

5.      Promote  the collective interests of affiliated chapters, as embodied in AAUP-Oregon objectives, through political action

6.      Promote academic quality, AAUP principles, and higher education best practices to the Oregon public through communications, public relations, and promotional activities. 

7.      Coordinate strategy and activities that promote AAUP-Oregon objectives with other higher education groups, labor unions, and National AAUP.

The Conference will be operated to qualify as a social welfare organization under Section 501 (c) 4 of the Internal Revenue Code for the above stated purposes in the promotion of quality Higher Education as an Investment in Oregon’s Future.

We hope to see you there!

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