2014-2015 Executive Committee Members of the UTK Chapter:
President: Mary McAlpin, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Treasurer: Richard Strange, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
Members at large: Laura Howes, English, Gordon Burghardt, Psychology, Misty Anderson, English, David Banks, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
1. Please join us on Wednesday, February 25 from 10-2 at our table on the Humanities Plaza, in support of the One Faculty campaign. This campaign seeks to educate campus communities about the issues contingent faculty face, to develop tools to fight contingency and protect faculty rights and responsibilities, and to create stronger relationships between faculty and the students and communities with which they work. And if you are a non-tenure-track faculty member, we have some treats for you... For more information or to get involved, please contact Laura Howes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2. Everyone on campus is invited to an event sponsored by the UTK Chapter on Friday March 6th, 12:00-1:30, in the Mary Greer Room of Hodges Library (2nd floor, across from the main desk). Authors Jay M. Smith and Mary Willingham will be discussing their new book (out March 1st): Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports. For more information or to order a copy, go to: https://potomac.presswarehouse.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=434801
Jay M. Smith is a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Mary Willingham worked in the Center for Student Success and Academic Counseling at UNC until 2014. Both she (in 2013) and Smith (in 2014) received the Robert Maynard Hutchins Award for integrity in the face of college sport corruption.
The AAUP will be offering lunch to the attendees (sandwiches, etc.) on a first-come first-served basis, or you may bring our own lunch. We are looking forward to a useful discussion of a scandal that serves as a cautionary tale for all universities with major sports programs. For more information, contact Mary McAlpin (email@example.com) or see event flier.
Are you part of our "Professor's Voice" list serve (VOXPROF@LISTSERV.UTK.EDU)?
If not, contact Mary McAlpin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get signed up and join our on going conversation about tenure and more!
To join the American Association of University Professors and gain access the materials and resources on the national website, please go to: http://www.aaup.org
Nashville NPR story on tenure: UT's President Wants To Change Tenure, And Professors Fear That Means Job Cuts
University of Tennessee salaries: http://www.commercialappeal.com/data/ut-salaries