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  Call for Proposals AAUP Fall Conference on Shared Governance

AAUP Fall Conference and Workshops on Shared Governance

In these days of budget cuts and drastic actions at many universities, maintaining the faculty's role in decision making and shared governance is more important than ever. That's why the AAUP will host a conference on shared governance on November 12-14, 2010, in Washington, D.C. This new conference will be a combination of training workshops for governance leaders and those aspiring to positions of leadership, as well as sessions consisting of paper presentations exploring all aspects of college and university governance.

Proposals for paper presentations from individuals or groups of individuals on all topics relating to college and university governance are welcome. Topic suggestions include:

  • corporatization and challenges to shared governance;
  • principles, structures and effective best practices of shared governance;
  • faculty governance, pedagogy, curriculum and curricular reorganization;
  • the relationship of faculty governance to central administrations;
  • motivating faculty to participate actively in governance structures;
  • the role of tenured faculty, contingent faculty, junior or untenured faculty in shared governance;
  • faculty participation in budgeting, financial exigency or strategic planning;
  • shared governance and assessment, accountability and accreditation;
  • governance and faculty hiring, promotion and tenure;
  • faculty governance and collective bargaining or governing boards;
  • shared governance and individual faculty or departments.
  • Presenters need not limit themselves to the listed topics. The Committee requests that brief proposals of one to two pages be sent to:

Lenore Beaky, Committee on College & University Governance


Act now. The final deadline for proposals is September 1, 2010.