Carol Weideman elected WMU-AAUP president

It’s official! Dr. Carol Weideman (Human Performance and Health Education) will be the next president of the WMU-AAUP. Carol has served as the chapter’s vice president for the past two years and will assume the office of president on January 1, 2019, for a two-year term. Dr. Mark St. Martin (Interdisciplinary Health Programs) has been elected vice president after several years as the WMU-AAUP Association Council rep for IHP. Carol and Mark bring a wealth of institutional experience, talent, and smarts to their positions and are looking forward to their new leadership roles. Congratulations to Carol and Mark!

photo of Carol Weideman holding WMU-AAUP solidarity signDr. Carol Weideman, WMU-AAUP President-elect

Congratulations are also in order for the newly elected (in some cases re-elected) members of the WMU-AAUP Executive Committee:

  • Colleges of Arts and Sciences (Humanities): Dr. Mercedes Tubino-Blanco (Spanish)
  • College of Education and Human Development: Dr. Tim Michael (HPHE)
  • College of Health and Human Services: Dr. Susan Kay Nelson (Nursing)
  • Haworth College of Business: Dr. Bruce Ferrin (Marketing)

(Executive Committee terms are staggered and representation is proportional.)

Congratulations to all the candidates and to our new chapter leaders! Thanks to all for their willingness to serve.

The proposed revisions to the WMU-AAUP Constitution and Bylaws have PASSED.

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2016 WMU-AAUP officer elections

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Information about ballots, candidates, and voting procedures

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Ballots for the 2016 WMU-AAUP presidential, vice presidential, and Executive Committee election will be arriving in the HOME mailboxes of dues-paying bargaining-unit members via U.S. mail beginning Saturday, October 22, 2016, and continuing through the week.

Your individual ballot will include the candidates for chapter president and vice president, along with your college’s candidate(s) for the WMU-AAUP Executive Committee, as well as a proposed change to the chapter’s constitution and bylaws regarding an adjustment to the dates during which officer elections are held.

(Click here for list of candidates.)

If you don’t receive your ballot at your home address by Wednesday, October 26, please contact the WMU-AAUP office at 345-0151 or email staff@wmuaaup.net to make sure your contact information is up to date.

Completed ballots must be received by the auditor’s office in the self-addressed, stamped envelope enclosed with your ballot no later than 12 noon on Monday, November 14.

Thank you for participating in this important process.


2016 Candidates for WMU-AAUP President and Vice President:

President: Dr. Lisa Minnick (English and Gender & Women’s Studies)
Vice President: Dr. Carol Weideman (Human Performance and Health Education)

2016 Executive Committee candidates:

Note: Executive Committee terms are staggered, with the terms of half the seats expiring in even-numbered years and the other half in odd-numbered years.

College of Arts & Sciences — Humanities (2-year term through 12/31/18)

Candidate: Dr. Ashley Atkins (Philosophy)

College of Arts & Sciences — Social Sciences (to complete term ending 12/31/17)

Candidate: Dr. Whitney DeCamp (Sociology)

Haworth College of Business (2-year term through 12/31/18)

Candidate: Dr. Bruce Ferrin (Marketing)

College of Education and Human Development (2-year term through 12/31/18)

Candidate: Dr. Tim Michael, Human Performance and Health Education

College of Health and Human Services (2-year term through 12/31/18)

Candidate: Professor Susan Kay Nelson, APRN-BC (Bronson School of Nursing)


Executive Committee members whose terms continue through 12/31/17:

College of Arts and Sciences – Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Dr. Todd Barkman (Biological Sciences)

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dr. Betsy Aller (Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering)

College of Fine Arts

Dr. Andrew Hennlich (Frostic School of Art)

University Libraries

Dr. Sharon Carlson (University Archives)

Center for English Language and Culture for International Students (05/31/17)

Professor Tudy Boldin (CELCIS)


Executive Committee members rotating off 12/31/16:

Serving on the WMU-AAUP Executive Committee involves a significant time commitment and a tremendous amount of responsibility. Our four outgoing members are people of courage, vision, wisdom, passion, and — thankfully and necessarily — humor. We are going to miss working with these amazing colleagues. Please join us in thanking them for their outstanding service. They brought a lot to the table, and their extraordinary efforts will be paying dividends to the chapter and to the faculty for years to come.

College of Arts & Sciences — Humanities: Dr. Kent Baldner (Philosophy)

College of Arts & Sciences — Social Sciences: Dr. Bilinda Straight (Anthropology)

Haworth College of Business: Dr. Dan Farrell (Management)

College of Health and Human Services: Dr. Mary Peterson (Audiology)

 

 

 

 

2014 WMU-AAUP Election Results

From the WMU-AAUP Nominations and Elections Committee:

On behalf of the Nominations and Elections Committee, we would like to report the results of the WMU-AAUP officer and executive committee member election, as tallied by our external auditor.

We believe there was a spirited campaign for the office of President and that this sort of democracy is vital to a stronger, more effective faculty union. Whether your preferred candidate received the most votes or not, we encourage you and them to set aside what happened during a campaign and to get on with the important collective business of the WMU-AAUP.

The total number of votes cast was 341, which indicates a strongly engaged membership. We thank you for your involvement.

The following candidates have been elected and notified of the election results:

  • Lisa Minnick, President
  • Brian Tripp, Vice President
  • Kent Baldner, Executive Committee, College of Arts and Sciences – Humanities
  • Dan Farrell, Executive Committee, Haworth College of Business
  • Tim Michael, Executive Committee, College of Education and Human Development
  • Mary Peterson, Executive Committee, College of Health and Human Services

In all cases, the terms for the positions are two-year terms and start on January 1, 2015.