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Academic Senate and American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Northern Michigan University Chapter records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-206

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, reports, newsletters, meeting minutes and agendas, background materials, salary and budget records, and miscellaneous materials of the Northern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors relating to collective bargaining, faculty salaries and fringe benefits, contract negotiations, grievances, sex discrimination, curriculum development and review, faculty development, retirement, budget reductions and layoffs, other miscellaneous faculty issues, and the work of the chapter itself and its working committees.

Processed April 1995-Revision updates 2019

Dates

  • 1968 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

AAUP records: Grievance records are restricted from public access for 30 years following resolution of the grievance. Access to specific grievances prior to completion of the 30 year period may be granted by the AAUP Executive Committee for scholarly research. The University Archivist has authority to lift restriction to public access at completion of the 30 year period. Contract Neotiation Records are restricted from public access for 3 years or the life of the neogtiated contract. Employee records are restriced from access. The AAUP Executive Committee may grant access for scholarly research.

Conditions Governing Use

AAUP records: Grievance records are restricted from public access for 30 years following resolution of the grievance. Access to specific grievances prior to completion of the 30 year period may be granted by the AAUP Executive Committee for scholarly research. The University Archivist has authority to lift restriction to public access at completion of the 30 year period. Contract Neotiation Records are restricted from public access for 3 years or the life of the neogtiated contract. Employee records are restriced from access. The AAUP Executive Committee may grant access for scholarly research.

Biographical/Historical note

AAUP History:

The Northern Michigan University chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was established in 1951. The first election for collective bargaining at Northern Michigan University was held in 1972. At the time, the AAUP voted against collective bargaining rather than to allow the Michigan Education Association (MEA) to become the bargaining agent. In 1974, both the AAUP and the MEA began a campaign for collective bargaining. The administration claimed that a union would be counter-productive, and some faculty also feared that a union would not always represent individual interests and that the AAUP would compete with the already existing Academic Senate. Nevertheless, in 1975, the faculty voted for unionization and selected the AAUP as its collective bargaining agent. The AAUP has since represented the faculty in individual grievances over contract violations. In 1977, the AAUP led a strike before a new contract was signed, and in 1979 it brought a salary equity suit. In 1980 the AAUP negotiated a contract with the administration and also regarding retrenchment when government funding cuts forced spending reductions. Since 1980 the AAUP has represented Northern's faculty during negotiations for new contracts.

Extent

75 boxes

Language of Materials

English

General

Acronym Guide NMU: Northern Michigan Univsity VRIF: Voluntary Reduction in Force STAS: School of Technology and Applied Sciences MEA: Michigan Education Association MERC: Multicultural Education and Resource Center SAC: School Advisory Council FRC: Faculty Review Committee FABC: Faculty Advisory Budget Committee EPC: Educational Policy Committee FAC: Faculty Affairs Committee AIS: Academic Information Services CPDT: Contract Proposal Development Team TA: Tentative Agreement MAHE-MEA-NEA: Michian Association of Higher Education-Michigan Education Association-National Education Association AUW: International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers fo America (Technical, Office and Professional) EMU: Eastern Michigan University WMU: Western Michigan University CUPA: College and University Professional Association U of M: University of Michigan WSU: Wayne State University CMU: Central Michigan University LSSC: Lake Superior State College MSU: Michigan State University GVSU: Grand Valley University FSU: Ferris State University SVSU: Saginaw Valley State University MTU: Michigan Technological University ARC: Admissions and Release Committee AFL-CIO: American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations IPEDS: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System AP: Administrative Professionals HEIDI: Higher Education Institutional Data Inventory FTE: Full-Time Equivalent FYE: First Year Experience IIA: Institute of Internal Auditors AACSB: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business PAC: Political Action Committee EC: Executive Committee MACRAO: Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers NMUFA: Northern Michigan University Faculty Association DIS: Data Information Services Committee W: Committee on the Status of Women in the Univeristy LSSU: Lake Supperior State University HUD: Housing and Urban Development TIAA: Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association TLC: Teaching, Learning, and Communication AFSCME: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees AAA: American Arbitration Association CPB: Corporation for Public Broadcasting CAC: College Advisory Council CREF: College Retirement Equities Fund
Title
Academic Senate and American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Northern Michigan University Chapter records
Status
Under Revision
Author
Eliza Compton
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Revision Statements

  • 2 May 2019: AAUP records arrangement and description completed - finding aid updating started. Eliza Compton

Repository Details

Part of the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives Repository

Contact:
Harden Learning Resources Center 126
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette 49855 United States
906-227-1225
906-227-1333 (Fax)

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