AAUP-SU pays tribute to our former Vice President, JOHN BURDICK, who died on July 4, 2020

John was a great colleague, friend and defender of faculty rights, and will be missed enormously by us all. We at AAUP particularly will miss John’s steadfast commitment to collective action and shared governance at Syracuse University. Whether serving on Senate, College committees, or dissertation defenses, many of us have witnessed firsthand John’s thoughtful and engaged participation. He was a model to emulate and a respected voice in all these important faculty deliberations. John’s generosity in his personal contacts and his diplomacy in committee work concretely demonstrated the feasibility and potency of informed faculty decision-making. Our best tribute to him is to continue SU-AAUP’s work of advocating for and materially practicing shared governance.

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