Monday, March 17, 2014

Open Letter - American Association of University Professors

I voted for the Organizing for Change Slate

Dayne Sherman
March 17, 2014
Letter / 200 words

Dear AAUP Members:

Today I placed my ballot in the mail for the AAUP 2014 election.

After some thought, I decided to back the Organizing for Change Slate (Rudy Fichtenbaum, President Hank Reichman, First Vice President, Susan Michalcyzk, Second Vice President, and Michele Ganon, Secretary-Treasurer). See more about the Organizing for Change Slate here:

Dr. Fichtenbaum reached out to me and asked for my support, which I gladly offered after reading the platform and accomplishments. I understand that he has had to clean up many problems from the past, and I want to give the group more time to work.

On the other had, I tried to reach out to Dr. Cary Nelson on May 2, 2012, by e-mail. We'd met briefly at the AAUP meeting at Tulane University. I asked to interview Dr. Nelson, and I'm still awaiting a reply. I'm not at all surprised by the silence.

To me, we can continue the slide toward irrelevance or attempt to make a change. This is why I am supporting the Organizing for Change Slate, and I hope you will consider doing the same. Please feel free to forward this e-mail.

Thank you.


Dayne Sherman
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