From Contingent Faculty to On-line Teaching: The View at the
Maryland Conference of the AAUP
by Ed Hirschman, History (Emeritus)
General Assembly is giving increased attention to the rights and
compensation of “contingent faculty” – adjuncts and non-tenure-track
lecturers, whose numbers are growing in state universities and
President John McLucas looks at the top issues concerning the
faculty: workload, salary, lecturers, promotion and tenure,
and faculty solidarity.
Notes from the President's Corner
A tip of the hat to an old friend of the Towson AAUP,
Welcome news about a popular, but not-so-old rite of autumn.
Teaching Load and Salary Compression among the Topics
Discussed at Spring Meeting
If you were unlucky enough to miss it,
Secretary Doug Ross's minutes of the spring meeting will fill you in
on just about all you need to know.
Membership Strong, but Needs to Grow
Jennifer Ballengee is moving on to bigger and
better things - the Vice Presidency of the Towson AAUP! In her
final report as treasurer, she discusses membership
in both the local and the national Association.
News from the Senate
President Tim Sullivan discusses COLA, Merit, and Salary
Your Faculty at Work:
- Jim Anthony (Music), COFAC
- Doug Ross (Management), CBE
- Alex Storrs (Physics), FCSM
- Sharon Buchbinder (Health Science), CHP
- Barbara Laster (Reading), COE
- John McLucas (Foreign Languages) or Jennifer
Ballengee (English), CLA.
- Committee on Contingent Faculty: Julie Reiser
- Committee on the Status of Women: Ayse Dayi
(Women’s Studies) and Leticia Romo (Foreign Languages)
- Junior Faculty Committee: Matt Durington (Sociology,
Anthropology,and Criminal Justice)
- Faculty Grievance Committe: Nicole Dombrowski