Association Business Committees

The following committees help guide the business of the Association. Members serve ex officio or are appointed by the president.

Association Investments Committee
Audit Committee
Election Committee 
Grievance Committee
History of the Association
Membership 
Nominating Committee   
Organization of the Association
Panel on Chapter and Conference Sanctions

Association Investments Committee

Advises the treasurer on the conservation and investment of surplus funds of the Association. 

Members

Michele Ganon (Accounting),
Western Connecticut State University, chair, 2019

Fall Ainina (Finance),
Wright State University, 2018

Howard Bunsis (Accounting),
Eastern Michigan University, 2018

Lynn Quinn, staff

Audit Committee

Reviews the audit of the previous year’s financial records and makes appropriate recommendations to the national council.

Members

Michele Ganon (Accounting),
Western Connecticut State University, chair, 2019

Howard Bunsis (Accounting),
Eastern Michigan University, 2019

Pat Poli (Accounting),
Fairfield University, 2019

Lynn Quinn, staff

Election Committee

Decides questions that may arise under AAUP election bylaws, including issues regarding the eligibility of persons to vote in elections, and supervises the counting of the ballots. The committee reports to the national council after each election regarding any complaints filed with the committee, and recommends any policy changes for the national council’s consideration.

Members

Risa L. Lieberwitz (Law), ex officio as general counsel,
Cornell University, 2018

Irene T. Mulvey (Mathematics),
Fairfield University, 2019

Julian Madison (History),
Southern Connecticut State University, 2019

Gregory Scholtz, staff

Grievance Committee      

Conducts inquiries into allegations by an individual that a professional staff member’s handling of a matter involving the individual was unsatisfactory. The individual’s complaint is forwarded to the committee by the general secretary after all internal staff reviews of the matter have been exhausted. The committee reports its findings and recommendations to the president and/or the national council Executive Committee.

Members

Maria T. Bacigalupo (Administration, Planning, and Social Policy),
Curry College, chair, 2019

David Jackson (Political Science),
Bowling Green State University, 2020

Duane Storti (Mechanical Engineering),
University of Washington, 2018

Michael Mauer, staff

History of the Association  

Responds to specific requests for access to those Association records that are available by approval. The committee also provides occasional advice on matters involving record-keeping and archival storage.

Members

Jonathan Rees
History, Colorado State University–Pueblo, chair, 2018

David M. Rabban (Law),
University of Texas at Austin, 2019

David Robinson (History),
Truman State University, 2019

Hans-Joerg Tiede, staff

Membership      

Reviews and makes recommendations to the national Council and the annual meeting regarding the Association’s membership policies, level of dues, and categories of membership. Each year the committee examines approximately one third of the state conferences enrolled in the Association’s mandatory dues program and recommends reauthorization when appropriate. The committee also explores ways to increase membership.

Members

Irene T. Mulvey (Mathematics),
Fairfield University, chair, 2019

John T. McNay (History),
University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College, 2019

David Robinson (History),
Truman State University, 2019

Elena Tapia (Linguistics),
Eastern Connecticut State University, 2019

Paul Davis (Behavioral and Social Sciences),
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, ex officio as chair of the AAUP-CBC, 2019

Brian Turner (Political Science)
Randolph-Macon College, liaison from the ASC, 2018

Rebecca Lewis, staff
Christopher Simeone, staff

Nominating Committee   

Seeks nominations for the Association's biennial election of officers and annual election of national Council district and at-large representatives. Calls for nominations, informs members of positions up for election, promulgates regulations for nominations and nominators, insures that all nominators are active members, and establishes the election ballot. Submits its report to the secretary-treasurer for publication.

Members

Natalio Avani (Education),
San Francisco State University, 2019

Leslie Bary, (Spanish and Latin American Studies)
University of Louisiana, Lafayette, 2019

Anne Friedman, (Linguistics and Academic Literacy)
Manhattan Community College, City University of New York, 2019

Brian Turner (Political Science)
Randolph-Macon College, liaison from the ASC, 2019

Michael Kimaid, (History)
Bowling Green State University, AAUP-CBC representative, 2019

Michael Mauer, Staff

Organization of the Association     

Reviews and advises the national council (and executive committee) on proposed changes in the Association’s internal organization, particularly when such changes require an amendment of the Association’s constitution. The committee formulates the new or revised constitutional language, which it submits for the council’s approval. Proposed constitutional amendments are then published and voted upon at the Association’s next annual meeting.

Members

Irene T. Mulvey (Mathematics),
Fairfield University, chair, 2019

Greg Loving (Philosophy),
University of Cincinnati, 2020

Jonathan Rees (History),
Colorado State University-Pueblo, 2020

Risa L. Lieberwitz (Law),
Cornell University, ex officio as general counsel, 2018

Hans-Joerg Tiede, staff

Panel on Chapter and Conference Sanctions

The AAUP Constitution establishes standards of conduct for chapters and conferences. If complaint is filed against a chapter or conference alleging breach of one or more of these standards, the general secretary (or designee) attempts to affect a resolution of the complaint. If this is unsuccessful, the matter comes before this panel, which determines merit or the lack of it.  With a finding of merit, the panel may impose a sanction. Revocation of a chapter charter or rescission of conference status is reviewable by the AAUP national council and, in certain circumstances, by the annual meeting of the Association.

Members

Dennis Mazzocco (Radio, Television, and Film),
Hofstra University, chair, 2018

Kate Budd (Art),
University of Akron, 2018

Philip Cole (Physics),
Idaho State University, 2018

Irene T. Mulvey (Mathematics),
Fairfield University, 2018

Linda Rouillard (French),
University of Toledo, 2018

Michael Mauer, staff