Connecticut State Conference Council

Connecticut State Conference-AAUP, Inc.

Welcome to the new CSC-AAUP website url:

Welcome to the website for the Connecticut State Conference of the American Association of University Professors. The Connecticut State Conference AAUP was formed in early 1985, and consists of collective bargaining chapters (the four CSU-AAUP chapters: Central Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, Southern Connecticut State University, and Western Connecticut State University; the University of Connecticut-AAUP and the University of Connecticut Health Center-AAUP) and advocacy chapters (Connecticut College, Fairfield University, Trinity College, and University of Hartford) as well as individual members at other Connecticut colleges and universities and the Connecticut Emeritus Assembly.

State Conference responsibilities involve membership organizing, Committee A (Academic Freedom and Tenure) work through the Robert Bard Legal Defense Fund, and assistance with shared governance documents in addition to providing resources for individual members without local support. The conference supports attendance at National AAUP meetings, CBC-AAUP Summer Institutes, Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor (COCAL) Conferences, and other academic conferences. It also produces a newsletter entitled Vanguard, which is sent to every Connecticut AAUP member and includes news and reports from as many segments of the academic community as possible.

Connecticut State Conference-AAUP Executive Committee

Officers 2020 – 

President – David Stoloff, Education, Eastern Connecticut State University
Immediate Past President — Uchenna T. Nwachuku, Counseling & School Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University
Vice President – vacant
Secretary – Susan Reinhart, Art, Gateway Community College
Treasurer – Irene Mulvey, Mathematics, Fairfield University

#1 At-Large Member–Ruth Anne Baumgartner, English, Central Connecticut State University
#2 At-Large Member–Jane Hikel, English, Central Connecticut State University
#3 At-Large Member–Stephen Krevisky, Mathematics, Middlesex Community College
#4 At-Large Member–Andrew Fish, Jr., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of New Haven

Executive Director – Flo Hatcher, Art, formerly part-time, Southern Connecticut State University

Connecticut State Conference-AAUP Advisory Council

Members 2018-2020

Joan Chrisler – (Past President) Connecticut College Liaison, Psychology, Connecticut College
Charles Ross – (Past President) Emeritus Faculty English, University of Hartford
Morton Tenzer – CT Emeritus Assembly Liaison, Emeritus Faculty Political Science, University of Connecticut
David Amdur – Associate Director, University of Connecticut-AAUP Liaison
Michael Bailey – Executive Director,  University of Connecticut-AAUP Liaison
Cindy Polinsky– Executive Director, UCHC-AAUP Liaison

Connecticut State Conference-AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom & Tenure

Irene Mulvey, Mathematics, Fairfield University, Co-Chair

Charles Ross –Emeritus Faculty English, University of Hartford, Co-Chair

Connecticut State Conference-AAUP Editorial Committee

Ruth Anne Baumgartner, Editor, English, Central Connecticut State University

Joan Chrisler, Psychology, Connecticut College

Flo Hatcher, Proofreader, Art, Southern Connecticut State University

Jane Hikel, Book Review Editor, English, Central Connecticut State University

Al Kulsar, Production Assistant

Charles Ross, Emeritus English Faculty, University of Hartford

David Stoloff, Media Features Editor, Eastern Connecticut State University

Connecticut State Conference-AAUP Committee on Government Relations

Morton Tenzer –Emeritus Faculty Political Science, University of Connecticut, Chair

Morton Tenzer Travel Grants/Robert Bard Fund/Awards/(David: I will add information for this subject)




Conference Announces New Chapter Service

To supplement the communication services National AAUP offers, CSC–AAUP invites CT chapter presidents wishing to publish informational messages significant to members of other state chapters to use our recently-opened MailChimp account. When a chapter wants to invite members of fellow Connecticut chapters, or invite collaboration with other chapters, National’s communications services may be overburdened. A chapter president who wishes to announce open meetings, development events, guest speakers, calls to action, and other events or concerns will be welcome to send such announcements to CSC–AAUP for distribution to AAUP members throughout the state. Send questions or posts to (CSC–AAUP reserves the right to query, edit, or refuse messages after discussion with the sender and consultation, if necessary, with CSC–AAUP.)

Connecticut State Conference-AAUP Chapter Service Program

Program Director: Professor Charles Ross, Emeritus English Faculty, University of Hartford

The Chapter Service Program is a Conference-based initiative to develop local chapters as advocacy organizations. The Connecticut State Conference-AAUP, in collaboration with the Assembly of State Conferences of AAUP national, will provide (for a minimal local financial obligation) these services and others:

  • Chapter Leadership Training
  • Analysis of Institutional Financial Data
  • Consultation and Training in Chapter Committee A Work
  • Consultation on Institutional Assessment
  • Consultation on Faculty Issues in Use of Technology in Higher Education

To take advantage of the Chapter Service Program, contact the Conference office, attention Charles Ross, Chapter Service Program director.