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Fall Governance Conference Call for Papers

Following the tremendous response to last year’s governance conference, and given the continuing challenges that faculty and administrators around the country are facing as a result of financial pressures,  the AAUP will hold a second governance conference this November. The committee is soliciting papers on all topics relating to governance for presentation at this event.

The conference will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, on November 11–13, 2011.  In addition to the presentation of papers accepted by the committee , the AAUP will sponsor a series of training workshops for current and future governance leaders that will be spread out over the three days of the conference.

Submit a Proposal
Proposals are sought from individuals or groups for presentation on topics relating to college and university governance.

Possible areas of focus:

  • Principles, structures, and best practices of shared governance
  • Governance and assessment, accountability, or accreditation
  • Faculty participation in budgeting, financial exigency, or strategic planning
  • Corporatization and challenges to governance
  • The role of faculty in hiring, promotion, and tenure
  • Faculty governance, pedagogy, and curriculum                  
  • Governance and collective bargaining
  • The relationship of faculty governance to central administrations & legislatures
  • Motivating faculty to participate in shared governance
  • The role of contingent faculty
  • Departmental governance issues

Proposals of one to two pages should be sent by September 1 to Lenore Beaky, AAUP Committee on College and University Governance, at lbeaky@hotmail.com.  Proposals submitted before August 1 will receive notice of acceptance or rejection prior to the September 1 deadline. All accepted presenters must register for the conference.  The early conference registration fee of $300, due by October 14, includes a reception on Friday evening, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and a closing breakfast on Sunday.  The late registration fee will be $350. Special room rates of $209 per night will be available for conference participants.