Meetings and Events

Brown Bag Lunch – Wed., April 19th, 2017

The AAUP recently reported on an event at the Community College of Aurora (Colorado) that highlights the tensions faculty face as they strive to teach challenging materials while adhering to campus initiatives geared towards ensuring student success. In March, an adjunct philosophy professor was dismissed without warning due to the administration’s allegations of his “ineffective teaching” strategies. Professor Bork claims that his dismissal was due to his unwillingness to “water down” his entry-level philosophy course to adhere to the recently rolled out “Gateway to Success curriculum,” which focuses on student success as exhibited by higher passing rates.

Professor Bork’s dismissal raises many questions, not limited to issues of academic freedom and the working conditions of faculty at some institutions.

If you are interested in discussing some of these points, as well as Professor’s Bork’s case (see link below), join us on Wednesday, April 19 from 12:30-1:30 in the Language and Literature conference room (building NEW 9). Dr. Jackie Smith will be leading this Brown Bag Session.

Please feel free to bring your lunch!

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/03/29/aaup-report-says-adjunct-professor-was-likely-fired-insisting-rigor-courses

 

 
Officer elections coming up.

Fall 2016
October 7: 1 – 2, 9 – 101

November 18: 1 – 2, 9 – 101 – Help Session

December 2: 1 – 2, 9 – 101

February 10: 12:30 – 1:30, building NEW 9, 101

March 16: 12:30 – 1:30, building NEW 9, 101

April 20: 12:30 – 1:30, building NEW 9, 101

August 21: LWR Senate Meeting – DENIED ACCESS (please see memo for specific justification from senate president)

August 28: Membership Mixer / Meet and Greet at Pub 32 (8383 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238) from 4:00 – 7:00.

September 2: Brown Bag Discussion from 12:30 – 1:30 (New 9, Language and Literature conference room)

September 16: Brown Bag Discussion from 12:30 – 1:30 (New 9, Language and Literature conference room)

October 7: Brown Bag Discussion from 12:30 – 1:30 (New 9, Language and Literature conference room)

October 7: Help Session for Promotion Process 1:30 – 2:30 (New 9, Language and Literature conference room)

October 7: Crisis Committee Meeting 6:00 p.m.

October 20: AAUP Sponsored Speakers 12:30 – 2:00 (all campuses)

October 21: Brown Bag Discussion from 12:30 – 1:30 (New 9, Language and Literature conference room)

November 11: Brown Bag Discussion from 12:30 – 1:30 (New 9, Language and Literature conference room)

December __: End of Term Christmas Gathering

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