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American Association of University Professors, 1963-Present

Collection Overview

Title: American Association of University Professors, 1963-Present

ID: UA/22/1

Extent: 7.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 11/10/2000

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) represents the interests of university professors to lawmakers, college administrators and the public.  They lobby for legislation and funding issues that affect higher education, such as tenure, equitable funding, and collective bargaining.  On campus, AAUP represents the faculty to the administration, often addressing issues of retention of faculty, fairness, course load, evaluation, tenure and faculty representation.

The collection of the Valdosta State College/University chapter of AAUP documents the local, state and national activities of the chapter from 1963 to 1995.  However, the bulk of the materials fall in the years from 1971-1985.  The collection is divided into four sub groups:

The Valdosta State College/University AAUP Chapter Business:  Chapter Constitution, Correspondence,  Minutes, and Membership information comprise two boxes of the collection.  Here are lobbying letters to legislators, correspondence with administrators on campus: letters on national issues such as the ERA and on VSC-related issues such as teaching load.  Names prominent in the correspondence include Jane Elza, S. Walter Martin, Hugh Bailey, Betty Derrick, Dawson Mathis, and Dennis Marks. Special Topics and Activities of the VSC AAUP relating to campus and Georgia Issues:  Three boxes document such topics as Administrator Evaluation and Salaries, establishment of the Faculty Senate, Tenure, Teaching loads, Grievance policies, and Collective Bargaining.  The chapter polled the VSC faculty often and poll data are included for many topics including choosing the president, the vice president, the beginning of the football program, semester system and merit pay.  One of the most extensive series of files involves the "Salary Fight" of 1975.  Evidently in an effort to save money during tight economic times, the Ga. Board of Regents tried to take back already agreed-upon raises for 1975.  AAUP on behalf of all Georgia professors, brought suit, and won.  In addition, the VSC chapter was simultaneously exploring funding equity for VSC based on state levels for comparable institutions.  Retrenchment, and its corresponding threats to tenure are also extensively addressed in this subgroup.</li> <li> Publications:  Selected Publications of Local, State and National AAUP organizations, and related collected newsletters of other educational organizations--one box: Academe 1973-1981

AAUP Chapter Conference Letter--Newsletters from various Ga. AAUP chapters and from Georgia Conference

AAUP National News and Announcements--various material sent from National AAUP office, including Newsletters from other states

AAUP News Bulletins and Legislative News (scattered)

VSC AAUP Newsletter 1973-1983 (scattered)

Clippings from various newspapers regarding the AAUP

Collected GAE/NEA Higher Education and VSC Campus Capsule

AAUP National and State Issues:  One box of information from the National AAUP office along with collected information on issues of interest to VSC AAUP but with no correspondence or evidence of direct chapter action on the issue.  Issues include Scientific Creationism, Affirmative Action, and other national policy issues.

Administrative Information

Accruals:

AAUP papers from Jane Elza and

an in house created deed of gift in 2001 of papers by Martha Leake that Betty Derrick found and Jane Elza shipped over to archives to add to the AAUP collection.  There is a folder in the Director's drawer labeled AAUP with finding aid, processing notes, accession form, and a yellow copy of the deed of gift.

Acquisition Source: Jane Elza

Acquisition Method: Signed Deed of Gift

Appraisal Information: AAUP papers


Box and Folder Listing

Box 1: AAUPAdd to your cart.
AAUP constitution correspondence
Box 2: AAUPAdd to your cart.
AAUP minutes membership
Folder 1: MembershipAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: AAUP Minutes, 1970-1976Add to your cart.
Folder 3: AAUP-Minutes, 1977-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: AAUP Minutes, 1981-1995Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Notes-Meetings and IssuesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: AAUP Scholarships and AwardsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: AAUP-Sociology, 1988-1989Add to your cart.
Box 3: AAUPAdd to your cart.
AAUP administration budget collective bargaining
Folder 1: Academic Standards (Students)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: AccreditationAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: AAUP Administration SurveyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Administrator's SalariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Associate Arts DegreeAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: VSC Budget Information, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Collective BargainingAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: AAUP Communication NetworkAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: AAUP Dues DeductionAdd to your cart.
Box 4: AAUPAdd to your cart.
AAUP football grievance retirement evaluation
Folder 1: Faculty DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Faculty SenateAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Faculty EvaluationAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: AAUP Financial ExigencyAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Football SurveyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Grievance Policy-VSCAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Health Leave Ploicies Survey, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Merit Raise Survey, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 9: NepotismAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Outside Activities/WorkloadAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: ORPAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: President SelectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Retrenchment PolicyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Retrenchment SurveryAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Retrenchment VSC NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 5: AAUPAdd to your cart.
AAUP salary controversy semester plan tenure
Folder 1: SalariesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Salary Survey-VSC, 1982Add to your cart.
Male and Female Breakdown
Folder 3: AAUP Salary FightAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Salary-Nine Month Payment, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 5: AAUP Poll on Salary QuestionnairesAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Self Study, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Semester SurveyAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: AAUP Revision of StatutesAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: State Merit Increase for FY 1984-1985, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Student Loans, 1980-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Summer CompensationAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Teaching LoadAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Tenure, Promotion, and Merit-VSC, Georgia SystemAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Tenure SurveyAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: VP Survey-AAUPAdd to your cart.
Box 6: AAUPAdd to your cart.
AAUP publications clippings
Folder 1: cademe, 1973-1981Add to your cart.
Scattered
Folder 2: AAUP Chapter Conference LetterAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: AAUP National New and Announcements and Various NewslettersAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: AAUP News BulletinAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: AAUP-VSU NewsletterAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Clippings-VSC AAUPAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: GAE/NEA Higher Education AdvocateAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: VSC Campus Capsule, 1973-1978Add to your cart.

Intermittent

1974-1975 almost complete

Box 7: AAUPAdd to your cart.
Academic freedom affirmative action aaup
Folder 1: Academic FreedomAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Affirmative ActionAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Policy on Selection and Retention of Administrators, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Creation ScienceAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Policy Positions-AAUPAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Sick LeaveAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: College Statutes-Other University SystemsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Toll Free Hotline-LegislatureAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Tuition RemissionAdd to your cart.