Tulane University Chapter
The American Association of University Professors
updated August 5, 2008
of censured administrations
Information on AAUP draft report
and upcoming meeting
Note: In early February the Tulane Chapter of AAUP met and approved sending to
National AAUP a list of errata and suggested changes in emphasis to
the Draft Report. No issues of substance were involved.
The national office of the AAUP recently provided the Tulane Chapter with the draft report of the Special Committee on Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Universities. The Committee has been investigating five New Orleans institutions, including Tulane, with regard to the impact of the response to Katrina on tenure and academic freedom. The report, which contains their conclusions, will, in its final form, be the subject of deliberations by Committee A, which will make its recommendations to the body assembled at the Annual Meeting of the AAUP in June of this year on whether or not to censure any one or ones of the institutions.
The national office has explained that the purpose of the draft, to elicit corrections and comments, requires that it be read by faculty members; on the other hand, given that it is not yet in final form, it has been designated "Confidential: Not For Release." The report is therefore available in paper form only and in a limited number of copies. Once the final version of the report has been approved by the Association, it will be published in Academe and available in electronic form. To reconcile these two imperatives, the chapter executive committee decided that copies will be held by the Tulane Chapter Special Committee, which consists of the elected officers (President Linda Carroll, Vice-President Morteza Mehrabadi, Downtown Representative Janet Rice; Uptown Representative Michael Zakour; Past President Parviz Rastgoufard) and Profs. David Rice and Tom Hamrick. Faculty members wishing to read the report may contact one of the committee members and may read the report in the committee member's office or adjacent space and take notes, but may not make photocopies.
The committee has scheduled a meeting to provide an opportunity for discussion of the report. The first part will be a forum which is open to all members of the faculty. The second part will be a chapter meeting open only to voting members of the chapter. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lavin-Bernick Center 202, Rechler Conference Room. The committee will meet again on February 1 to make a final formulation of the chapter's response to the report, due in Washington on February 2.
Linda L. Carroll
President and Secretary, Tulane University Chapter AAUP
AAUP Chapter response to 12/06 University
Board decision to reaffirm the
termination of the Department of Mechanical Enigneering.
Finanical exigency AAUP/Tulane correspondence
Note: Tulane has created a webpage with a URL similar to ours:
It is password protected.
Tulane AAUP Chapter response to Senate Statements
Tulane AAUP Chapter executive committee 2008-2010:
- President and Secretary
- Linda Carroll, SLA French and Italian
- Ray Taras, SLA French and Italian
- David Rice, SSE Biomedical Engineering
- Uptown Representative
- Graham Owen, Architecture
- Downtown Representative
- Janet Rice, SPHTM Biostatistics
- Past President
- Linda Carroll
Problems with this page? Email dave.rice ('t) tulane_point_edu, web guy.