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Register Today for the AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops

Registration is now open for the AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops. This special event will take place November 11–13, 2011, at Washington’s Omni Shoreham Hotel.

The conference will feature three days of presentations exploring important aspects of college and university governance, an opportunity to network with governance leaders from across the country, plus expert-led training workshops for governance leaders and those aspiring to positions of leadership. The conference will open with remarks by AAUP President Cary Nelson and include a Saturday luncheon roundtable discussion of an AAUP subcommittee’s preliminary recommendations on how to include contingent faculty in governance.

This will be a unique opportunity to learn about best practices in faculty governance. Hear experts’ advice about empowering faculty and developing an effective faculty voice on your campus on matters of concern to you.

Training Workshops

Join colleagues in the nation’s capital for a series of practical, expert-led workshops designed to help faculty governance leaders improve the effectiveness of senates and other governance bodies. Workshops will focus on:

  • Making faculty governance bodies effective
  • Evaluating faculty handbooks and incorporating AAUP principles into them
  • The relation of collective bargaining to governance
  • Faculty Evaluation of Administrators
  • What Senates Need to Know to be Involved in Budgeting
  • AGB Statement of Board Responsibility for Educational Quality
  • Countering the threat to academic freedom and shared governance posed by the Supreme Court’s decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos


Speakers from across the country will present their perspectives on issues of shared governance. Among the presentation topics already submitted are:

  • Problem of secrecy in administrator searches
  • Faculty unions and shared governance
  • Impact of the current financial crisis on shared governance
  • Role of trustees and administrators in curricular decisions
  • Globalization and shared governance
  • Contingent faculty and shared governance
  • Best practices in shared governance
  • Program enrollment and budget analysis
  • Entrepreneurial and research universities and shared governance

Register now or learn more.

Larry Gerber,
Emeritus Professor of History, Auburn University
Chair, AAUP Committee on College and University Governance