As approved by the CA-AAUP Executive Board, 25 September 2004
1. General Guidelines for CA-AAUP Committees
The CA-AAUP Executive Board directs that CA-AAUP committees shall observe the following guidelines except where a committee's charge explicitly directs otherwise.
Committees shall generally have no fewer than three, and no more than seven, members. Terms shall be for three years and shall be renewable for a second term. A third term may be approved by the Board, in extraordinary cases. Every effort shall be made to ensure that committees are broadly representative of the Conference's diverse constituencies. Terms on committees shall be staggered. When a new committee is established, the initial terms of its members shall be staggered by mutual agreement of the new committee members or, failing that, by lottery.
Appointments shall be made by the President upon the advice and recommendations of the Board. Except in extraordinary circumstances, all those appointed to serve on committees of the Association must be members in good standing of the CA-AAUP.
2. Contingent Faculty
This committee shall address issues of concern to contingent faculty. It will work to limit institutions’ abuse of, and over-reliance on, contingent faculty members while pressing for equitable treatment of all faculty in matters of workload, compensation, evaluation, and professional development. Every effort shall be made to ensure that at least one, and preferably two, members of the Steering Committee are serving on this committee at any given time.
3. Government Relations
This committee shall monitor legislation of concern to faculty in California; analyze pending legislation and initiatives; and recommend appropriate policies, positions, and actions to the CA-AAUP's Board. The committee shall advocate positions at all levels of government that are beneficial to the higher education community, and shall keep the membership informed of their efforts. Members of the committee may be asked to testify at legislative and executive hearings on matters of concern to higher education. contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This committee shall coordinate with other bodies in the Association to ensure that the CA-AAUP effectively promotes its work and principles to California's higher education community. The committee should also strive to keep the general public informed of the contribution that California's faculty make to the common good. This committee shall have oversight of the CA-AAUP's mass communications (including, but not limited to, the CA-AAUP's website, newsletter, and advertisements). Generally, the CA-AAUP's Newsletter Editor shall chair this committee.
As approved by the CA-AAUP Executive Board, 2 March 2019
5. Building Leadership
CA-AAUP is designed to coordinate the efforts of all sectors of our California Higher education system in order to build esprit de corp around common values and issues among all of our members from the Community Colleges, Cal State, Private, and UC system. In order to do this effectively we cherish the input we receive from our members, usually during our annual meeting. At the 2019 meeting, a proposal was approved to create a committee that would include members from each sector and members of the Steering Committee to give continuity to issues raised at the annual meeting and also prepare together the next one. The goal is to create a more continuous connection between elected officers to the Steering Committee and active members who could well become the officers of tomorrow.
contact: Mary Ann Irwin email@example.com
6. Online Education Committee
At our 2019 annual meeting one of our panels detailed the serious legal challenges that the digital world is creating for all faculty in terms of intellectual property and academic freedom. The AAUP has just released guidelines regarding faculty rights over online content. This committee will be studying these guidelines as well as seek to integrate them anticipating issues that might not be covered by them. contact: Steven Filling firstname.lastname@example.org