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The AAUP Higher Ed Conference - Call for Proposals

Do you have something to say about current challenges to academic freedom? Online education? The exploitation of contingent labor in colleges and universities? Furloughs, cutbacks, and salary freezes? Or other timely topics in higher education?

If so, we invite you to submit a proposal for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, to be held June 8–12, 2011, in Washington, D.C. Proposals will be accepted through October 31. Accepted presenters must register for the conference (and pay applicable registration fees for all presenters) by March 15.

Proposal Guidelines
We encourage proposals that raise questions, engage conference participants in discussion, and foster dialogue.

You may propose either a complete session, with multiple participants, or an individual presentation, with one presenter. Individual presentations, if accepted, will be grouped into sessions with other individual presentations.  

Complete sessions may consist of a set of traditional presentations (a panel presentation), followed by Q&A, or may be structured as a roundtable discussion, designed to encourage more audience participation.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

  • The role of faculty in institutional decision making 
  • The conflict between institutional rankings and educational priorities
  • Funding and defunding public education
  • Increasing access to tenure
  • Assessment and accountability
  • The corporatization of teaching and research
  • Race, gender, and sexual orientation
  • Discrimination in hiring, promotion and tenure
  • The 21st century curriculum
  • Teaching and writing about environmental issues

Proposals on other topics of interest to a multidisciplinary audience are welcome

Hotel Information
Omni Shoreham Hotel 
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC  20008
AAUP group rate $215

Conference Deadlines and Fees
October 31, 2010: Deadline to submit a proposal.
December 10, 2010: You will be notified whether your proposal has been accepted. Conference registration opens.
March 15, 2011: Deadline for presenters to register for the conference. Sessions will be cancelled if presenters have not registered.
April 1, 2011: Presenters will receive their time slots.

Early bird registration (before May 12): $275
Additional fees will apply for optional functions and meals.

Find out more and access the proposals site.

Questions? E-mail proposalcall@aaup.org.  

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