Proposed Change to Code of Regulations
During the business portion of the Annual Meeting, delegates will be asked to consider a change to OCAAUP's Code of Regulations - what we call our constitution and by-laws.
Under Article IV of the Code, it currently reads: "Each Ohio chapter current on its dues to the Ohio Conference with more than 100 members will be entitled to one voting representative to the Board."
AAUP-KSU (Kent State University) has submitted an amendment that, if approved, would have that section read: "Each Ohio chapter or bargaining unit current on its dues to the Ohio Conference with more than 100 members will be entitled to one voting representative to the Board."
AAUP-KSU has two distinct bargaining units for its Full-Time Tenure Track faculty and Full-Time Non-Tenure Track faculty, both of which have more than 100 members. While the bargaining units act in concert together in certain ways, they bargain separately, have separate executive committees, and sometimes have different interests. As such, they believe that this change to the Code better reflects that not every collective bargaining chapter has their FTTTs and FTNTTs folded into one unit and thus should be permitted separate representation on the OCAAUP Board.
*A note about voting rights at the Annual Meeting:
Per Article VI of the Code of Regulations:
With the exception of elections, voting shall be by delegates of the AAUP chapters in the
State of Ohio present at the Conference meeting Chapters with 7-150 members shall have one vote; Chapters with 151 to 300 members shall have two votes; and chapters with more than 300 members shall have three votes.
For purposes of representation, each AAUP member at an institution of higher education
in Ohio at which there is no chartered AAUP chapter shall be entitled to be a member of
a single statewide chapter, called the State Chapter. This State Chapter may nominate and elect officers, who shall in turn provide for the nomination and election of delegates to
the Ohio Conference.