Election Results

 

December 9, 2013

 

Attached are the results from the recent CCSU-AAUP Runoff Special Council Representative Election. Congratulations to Jesse Turner (Reading & Language Arts) who was elected as Council Representative and thank you to all of the candidates for their willingness to serve their  colleagues in this important manner.

 

The 2013-2014 CCSU-AAUP Executive Committee is as follows:

 

Mary Ann Mahony, President

 

Guy Crundwell, Vice President

 

Jacob Werblow, Secretary

 

Mark Cistulli, Treasurer

 

Wangari Gichiru, Delegate-at-Large

 

Rob Schumaker, Delegate-at-Large

 

Stephen Adair, Council

 

Anthony Beatman, Council

 

Guy Crundwell, Council

 

Susan Holt, Council

 

John Mueller, Council (Alt.)

 

Paul Petterson, Council

 

Donna Sims, Council

 

Jesse Turner, Council

 

Louise Williams, Council

 

 

 

On behalf of the CCSU-AAUP Elections Committee: Evelyn Phillips, Chr., Richard Churchill, Kahled Hammad, Jane Hikel

 

November 21, 2013

 

Pursuant to the CCSU-AAUP Constitution, “If no candidate for an office receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a run-off election for that office between the two top vote getters, and those who tie them.”

 

Since 124 votes were cast in the recent Council Representative election, 63 votes are necessary for election. None of the three candidates achieved the necessary majority. The election results can be found here.

 

Therefore, CCSU-AAUP will be holding a runoff election to begin on Monday, November 25 and end on Friday, December 6. The candidates in the runoff election will be Katherine J. Harris & Jesse P. Turner (click on the candidate’s name to read their biographical statement).

 

October 31, 2013

 

If you are a voting member of CSU-AAUP, the CCSU-AAUP Council Representative election will open at 6am on Friday, November 1 and will close on Monday, November 18 at 3pm. Voting will be conducted via Votenet web-based voting software.

 

There are three candidates for the CCSU-AAUP Council Representative and you are allowed to vote for up to 1 candidate. (Click on the names for election statements.) The three candidates are:

 

-          Katherine Harris, History

 

-          Kevin Kean, Psychological Science

 

-          Jesse Turner, Reading and Language Arts

 

You must be a CSU-AAUP member in order to vote. To vote, members should:

 

-          Log on to https://eballot4.votenet.com/csu-aaup to access the ballots

 

-          Use your last name as the username (not last name first initial), and

 

-          Use your BlueChip ID number as your password. This eight digit number is found on your CCSU BlueChip Card. You can call the AAUP office (x23790) to obtain your Blue Chip ID number if you do not have it.

 

We strongly encourage all members to vote. If you have any questions or problems logging in, please contact the AAUP office at (860) 832-3790.

 

On behalf of the CCSU-AAUP Elections Committee:  Evelyn Phillips, Chr., Anthropology; Richard Churchill, Library; Jane Hikel, English; Khaled Hammad, Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

October 7, 2013

 

Nominations (click here for the form) are now open for one CCSU-AAUP chapter representative to the CSU-AAUP Council to replace, for the remainder of his term, the seat left vacant by the departure of Jason Jones. The elected candidate will take office immediately upon election and serve until May 31, 2015.

 

Nominations will close at 3:00 p.m. October 18, 2013. The election will begin on November 1st at 6:00 am and end on November 18th at 3:00 pm.

 

CCSU- AAUP Elections Committee: Evelyn Phillips, Anthropology, Chair <> Richard Churchill, Library <> Jane Hikel, English <> Khaled Hammad, Engineering

 

 

May 7, 2013

Following are the results from the recent CCSU-AAUP Runoff Election. Congratulations to those who were elected and thank you to all of the candidates for your willingness to serve your colleagues in this important manner. The following candidates were elected:

Delegate-At-Large – Wangari Gichiru

Delegate-At-Large – Rob Schumaker

Council – Anthony Beatman

The term of office for the Delegate-at-large positions began on May 1 and is for two years. The term of office the Council Representative begins on June 1 and is also for two years.

The 2012-2013 CCSU-AAUP Executive Committee is as follows:

President: Mary Ann Mahony

Vice President: Guy Crundwell

Secretary: Jacob Werblow

Treasurer: Mark Cistulli

Delegate-At-Large – Wangari Gichiru

Delegate-At-Large – Rob Schumaker

Council –- Stephen Adair

Council – Anthony Beatman

Council – Guy Crundwell

Council – Jason Jones

Council – Susan Holt

Council Alt. – John Mueller

Council – Paul Petterson

Council – Donna Sims

Council – Louise Williams

 

On behalf of the CCSU-AAUP Elections Committee

Jason Snyder, Chr., Paramita Dhar, Kathy Martin-Troy

April 24, 2013

Pursuant to the CCSU-AAUP Constitution, Article VII Elections, “A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election. If no candidate for an office receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a run-off election for that office between the two top vote getters, and those who tie them.” In the recent CCSU-AAUP election only three of the candidates for the four CSU-AAUP Council Representative positions received a majority of the votes cast and none of the three candidates for the Delegate-At-Large positions received a majority of the votes cast. Therefore, a run-off election for one Council Representative and two Delegates-At-Large will be held, beginning on Friday, April 26, at 7:00 am and ending on Friday, May 3, at 12:00 noon.

The candidates for Council Representative are:

Anthony Beatman,

Accounting

Karen Engwall

Counseling & Wellness

   

The candidates for Delegate-At-Large are:

Wangari Gichiru,

Teacher Education

Rob Schumaker

Management Information Systems

Fu-Shang (John) Wei

Engineering

     

Click here for candidate statements.

To vote, members should:

  • Log on to https://eballot4.votenet.com/csu-aaup to access the ballots
  • Use your last name as the username (not last name first initial), and
  • Use your BlueChip ID number as your password. This number is found on your CCSU BlueChip Card. You can call the AAUP office to obtain your Blue Chip ID number if you do not have it.

April 22, 2013

Following are the results from the recent CCSU-AAUP election. Congratulations to those who were elected and thank you to all of the candidates for your willingness to serve your colleagues. The following candidates were elected:

 

President – MaryAnn Mahony

Vice president – Guy Crundwell

Secretary – Jacob Werblow

Treasurer – Mark Cistulli

At-large – runoff (see below)

At-large – runoff (see below)

Council –- Stephen Adair

Council – Jason Jones

Council – Paul Petterson

Council – runoff (see below)

 

Pursuant to the CCSU-AAUP Constitution, “If no candidate for an office receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a run-off election for that office between the two top vote getters, and those who tie them.”

 

Since 172 votes were cast, 87 votes are necessary for election. None of the three candidates for Delegate-at-large achieved the necessary majority. Three of the candidates for CSU-AAUP Council Representative, Stephen Adair, Jason Jones and Paul Petterson all received a majority (87). Therefore, CCSU-AAUP will need to have a runoff election for the two (2) Delegate-at-large positions and one (1) Council position. Look for more information soon from CCSU-AAUP about the runoff election.

 

On behalf of the CCSU-AAUP Elections Committee

Jason Snyder, Chr., Paramita Dhar, Kathy Martin-Troy

April 3, 2013

If you are a voting member of CSU-AAUP, you are now eligible to vote in two elections: the CSU-AAUP Officer election, AND the CCSU-AAUP Officer and Council Representative election. Both elections will begin on Friday April 5 at 7:00am and end on Friday April 19 at noon. Voting will be conducted via Votenet web-based voting software. In the system-wide CSU-AAUP election, the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer are open for election. In the local CCSU-AAUP chapter election, the offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two delegates-at-large and four CSU Council Representatives are open for election. You must be a CSU-AAUP member in order to vote. All non-members were sent a letter and given an opportunity to change their membership status before the close of voter registration on Monday, March 2.

To vote, members should:

  • Log on to https://eballot4.votenet.com/csu-aaup to access the ballots
  • Use your last name as the username (not last name first initial), and
  • Use your BlueChip ID number as your password. This number is found on your CCSU BlueChip Card. You can call the AAUP office to obtain your Blue Chip ID number if you do not have it.

A link to the candidate statements can be found here.

We strongly encourage all members to vote. If you have any questions or problems logging in, please contact theAAUP office at (860) 832-3790.

Paul Petterson, Chr. on behalf of                                            Jason Snyder, Chr. on behalf of

the CSU-AAUP Nomination/Election Committee                 the CCSU-AAUP Elections Committee

Kristin Jacobi, Kevin Buterbaugh & Russ Gladstone                        Paramita Dhar, Kathy Martin-Troy

 

Spring 2013

Nominations are now open for a full slate of officers including President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, two delegates-at-large and four CCSU-AAUP chapter representatives to the CSU-AAUP Council. The term of office is two years beginning May 1 for officers, including delegates-at-large, and June 1 for Council Representatives. Nominations will close at 3:00 p.m. March 15, 2013. Any CCSU-AAUP member is eligible to nominate and/or be nominated for any position(s).  All persons so nominated shall be placed on the ballot. See here for more information and the nomination form.

 

Spring 2012

Voting for the election of four CCSU-AAUP Council Representatives and one
Council Alternate remains open until Monday, April 16 at noon. If you have
already voted in the election, thank you. 
Only CCSU-AAUP members
(those who have signed a membership form) are eligible
to vote in elections. All non-members were sent a notice and given the
opportunity to change their membership status by March 9.

The candidates for Council Representative and Alternate are:

  • Guy Crundwell, Chemistry
  • Susan
    Holt, Psychology
  • John
    Mueller, History
  • Donna Sims,
    Finance/Law
  • Louise Williams, History

To vote, members should:

  • Log on to https://eballot4.votenet.com/csu-aaup
    to access the ballot,
  • Use your last name as the username (NOT last name, first
    initial), and
  • Use your eight digit BlueChip ID number as your password.
    This number is found on your CCSU BlueChip Card. You can call the AAUP office
    (860-832-3790) to obtain your BlueChip ID if you do not have it.

 Please note that VoteNet has updated its voting software so the ballot will
look different than it has in past elections. We
strongly encourage all members to vote
. If you have any questions, or
any problems voting, please contact the AAUP
office at (860) 832-3790.

CCSU-AAUP Elections Committee:  Mary Ann Mahony, Chr. History;
Lisa Frank, Finance; Jane Hikel, English; Paul Petterson, Political
Science

 

Spring 2011

Nominations closed on March 18. The candidates are:

President: Jason Jones
Vice President: MaryAnn Mahony
Secretary: Ken Weiss
Treasurer: Aram Ayalon, Lisa Frank
Council (four positions): Stephen Adair, Anthony Beatman, Kevin Kean, Jeff McGowan, Serafin Mendez-Mendez, George Murphy, Paul Petterson, John O’Conner, Cynthia Pope
At-large (two positions): Sheri-Fafunwa Ndibe, Jason Snyder

Nomination Form for local officers and Council Representatives

2010 Elections

A runoff election for three CCSU-AAUP Representatives to the CSU-AAUP Council and one Council Alternate begin on Monday, May 3 at 9:00am and end on Friday, May 7 at 4:00pm.

Click here to enter the election. Use your last name as the username and your BlueChip ID number as your password.

Candidate Statements

Candidates for CSU-AAUP Council Representative

Susan Holt, Psychology

I am an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department and have been at CCSU for five years.  My AAUP membership began more than 20 years ago when I was one of only two AAUP members at a state university in the south.  I have been a member of the CCSU Part-time Faculty Advisory Committee for four years and have attended CCSU-AAUP business meetings and social gatherings regularly to learn the concerns of fellow faculty.  I spoke at length recently with CSU-AAUP President Walsh about the current state budget woes and the pressures faculty are likely to face as the state grapples with balancing the budget.  I support holding a strong line with our current state contract.  We may be placed under great pressure to increase class sizes, eliminate tenure-track positions, and give back more of our previously negotiated salaries.  I think it is imperative that we hold firm and refuse to have our working conditions eroded in any manner.  If the future of Connecticut is educating our young people well, we do that at CCSU.  Moreover, the vast majority of our students remain in our state.  We need to advocate for our students as well as ourselves.  We can’t permit the state government to be shortsighted at this difficult time.  As your CCSU-AAUP representative, I will fight any effort to diminish our roles, decrease our numbers or provide students with less than the optimal education they receive currently.

Kevin Kean, Psychology

Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Connecticut, 1999. I am an instructor in the Psychology Department. All of us in CCSU-AAUP, tenured, tenure-line, and contingent faculty alike, are in for a rough ride over the next few years. Because of the economic downturn, funding to CCSU is very much at risk. We will be asked to sacrifice more and more, and our ability to educate our future leaders will be compromised. We have already given back quite a bit, as part of SEBAC. We have precious little left to sacrifice without quality being affected. CCSU is one of the state’s best and most cost-effective assets, not just an item on a balance sheet. I see my role in the CCSU-AAUP as being a strong advocate for all our members. I want to see our university strengthened and improved for all its students, staff and faculty. We need a strong and secure public higher education system to help ensure Connecticut’s competitiveness now and in the future.   I think the best means to this end is to increase the security of all our members. Only then can we do our best to help educate Connecticut’s citizens.

George Murphy, Mathematics

George M. Murphy, Ph.D., is a veteran,  twenty two + (22+)  years of service in a 43 year period, ( Army Air Corps, the Air Force, and the U. S. Army, as  a senior sergeant and a Commissioned Officer); graduating from many levels of military education, including the U S Army’s Command and General Staff Officer College, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.  His civilian education included graduating from State College at Boston, Western Colorado University, Boston University, and the University of Connecticut.

Along the way, he has worked in every stratum of education,  from teaching kindergarten and sixth grade, serving as psychologist and counselor;  to Superintendent of Schools, Secretary of the Board of Education; full-time college faculty member (both graduate and undergraduate levels), department chair, through to  adjunct professor of psychology, sociology, and mathematics.

Murphy said, “Part-time faculty needs a strong voice on the AAUP Council. My experiences have uniquely equipped me to represent the interests of those who comprise more than half of our instructional faculty at CCSU, the part-timers!”

The Mathematical Sciences department’s Web site at CCSU provides additional information under Murphy’s entry in the part-time faculty data, such as photos, lists of some of his publications, etc.

Donna Sims, Finance

JD, South Texas College of Law, MBA, University of Saint Thomas. I have been teaching at CCSU since 1998. I became involved the AAUP in January of 2009 when I was asked to serve as Grievance Chair. In September, I filled an Alternate position on Council due to a resignation and I continue to serve in both areas. I continue to engage in a primarily pro bono practice of law in Hartford and serve on the Military and Animal Law Committees as a member of the Connecticut Bar Association. I believe that participation in our union is essential to the protection of our interests and rights as members of the academic community.

Kenneth Weiss, Reading & Language Arts

I am a Professor of Reading and Language Arts. I serve on various university and departmental committees and will be the new chair of the Department Evaluation Committee. I served as Secretary to the School of Education and Professional Studies Governance Council, am a member and past chair of the Academic Integrity Committee and currently serve as the Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee.  It is evident to me that now, more than ever a strong and responsive union will be needed to help us all get through what will undoubtedly be turbulent times ahead. I will work hard to uphold the ideals of collective bargaining, our contract and represent the interests of all faculty during these difficult economic and political times.  More, now than ever, a body of strong voices is needed to help ensure the interests of all CCSU AAUP members and I would like to take a role to help make that a reality.

Louise Williams, History

Louise Williams, History, Candidate for Council – I am a Professor in the History department. I have been at CCSU for 12 years. Before coming to CCSU I was an adjunct instructor for five years at the City University of New York and New York University. My experiences as a faculty member have shown me the importance of unions. At CCSU I served as interim Chair of the History department and currently am Assistant Chair. Both positions gave me a good understanding of how faculty members continually are expected to do more work with less administrative support. My time served on the Senate and on various University Curriculum committees made the importance of strong faculty governance very clear to me. That our union is essential in supporting that faculty governance became especially apparent through the struggles I faced personally in obtaining a sabbatical leave and promotion to full professor, despite a very strong research and teaching record and the support of my department. Finally, I understand very well that it is possible for unions to achieve important victories for faculty members. I have benefitted from the health insurance won by the union of the City University of New York for its adjunct staff, and from seven CSU-AAUP research grants here at CCSU. I am running for Council to help our union, not only protect all faculty members, but also work for positive improvements in our jobs and working conditions. I hope that in these difficult economic times we can increase union activism, and gain even more widespread support of, and committed participation by, the entire faculty.

CCSU-AAUP Election Results (Spring 2010)

CCSU-AAUP Election Results (Spring 2009)

CCSU-AAUP Election (Spring 2010)

2010 CCSU-AAUP Council Representative & Secretary Election 

Secretary 

(Total 138 responses)

Lisa Frank, Finance 135 votes
Write-in 3 votes

CSU-AAUP Council Representative

(Total 394 responses)

Susan Holt, Psychology 68 votes
Kevin Kean, Psychology 41 votes
George Murphy, Mathematics 68 votes
Donna Sims, Finance 78 votes
Kenneth Weiss, Reading & Language Arts 60 votes
Louise Williams, History 73 votes
Write-in 5 votes
Write-in 1 vote

According to Article VII, Elections, of the CCSU-AAUP Constitution “A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election.  If no candidate for an office receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a run-off election for that office between the two top vote getters, and those who tie them.” 163 ballots were cast, and, consequently, election to any office required a minimum of 82 votes.  As you will see in the attached spreadsheet detailing the results of the CCSU-AAUP Officer Election,  Lisa Frank, received a majority of the votes cast for the position of secretary, but none of the candidates for  election for CSU-AAUP Council Representative did so. Therefore, a runoff election is necessary.

CCSU-AAUP Election Results (Spring 2009)

On behalf of the CCSU-AAUP Nominating Committee (Donna Sims, Chr., Michael Ericksen, Tom Frank, Carol Austad), please find the results of the CCSU-AAUP Officer and Council Representative Elections below. A total of 183 votes were cast in the election.

Pursuant to the CCSU-AAUP Constitution, Article VII Elections, “A majority of the votes cast shall be required for election. If no candidate for an office receives a majority of the votes cast, there shall be a run-off election for that office between the two top vote getters, and those who tie them.” Therefore, 92 votes were required for election to any office. As only 2 Council Representatives were elected, there will be a runoff election between Anthony Beatman, David Cappella, Jeff McGowan, and John Mueller for two CSU-AAUP Council Representative positions and the CSU-AAUP Council Representative Alternate position.

President (1 seat)/(Total 175 responses)

Joseph Bonnici, Marketing: 32.00% – (56 votes)

Jason Jones, English: 61.14% – (107 votes)

Write-in: 6.86% – (12 votes)

Vice President (1 seat)/(Total 149 responses)

George Murphy, Mathematics: 94.63% – (141 votes)

Write-in: 5.37% – (8 votes)

Secretary (1 seat)/(Total 150 responses)

Michael Terezakis, Counseling & Wellness: 98.00% – (147 votes)

Write-in: 2.00% – (3 votes)

Treasurer (1 seat)/(Total 146 responses)

Aram Ayalon, Teacher Education: 98.63% – (144 votes)

Write-in: 1.37% – (2 votes)

Delegate-at-large (2 seats)/(Total 232 responses)

Brian Folker, English: 51.72% – (120 votes)

Jason Snyder, MIS: 47.41% – (110 votes)

Write-in #1: 0.43% – (1 vote)

Write-in #2: 0.43% – (1 vote)

CSU-AAUP Council Representative (4 seats)/(Total 571 responses)

Anthony Beatman, Accounting: 11.03% – (63 votes)

David Cappella, English: 14.54% – (83 votes)

Jeff McGowan, Mathematics: 14.71% – (84 votes)

John Mueller, History: 14.01% – (80 votes)

George Murphy, Mathematics: 10.51% – (60 votes)

Paul Petterson, Political Science: 18.56% – (106 votes)

Rachel Siporin, Art: 16.11% – (92 votes)

Write-in #1          0.53% – (3 votes)