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Annual Conference on the State of Higher Ed

Join your fellow AAUP members June 13–17, 2012, for the Association’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education (including the Ninety-eighth Annual Meeting of the AAUP) at the Mayflower Renaissance Washington DC Hotel.

Events of special interest:

The highlight of the Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be three days of presentations by faculty members and administrators from around the country. The presentations begin at 1:00 am on Wednesday, June 13, and continue until 5:15 pm on Friday, June 15.

  • Issues to be addressed include: online education, assessment and accountability, corporatization and research, discrimination, governance, higher education funding, and numerous others.
  • Capitol Hill Day, the AAUP’s annual grassroots lobbying event, provides you an opportunity to advocate for higher education. Members visit their senators and representatives and speak up about the issues that matter most to academia. We supply briefing materials and everything else you need to prepare and present your message persuasively. The day concludes with a congressional reception on Capitol Hill.
  • Friday’s featured luncheon speaker is Gamelyn Oduardo Sierra, a recent graduate of the University of Puerto Rico Law School, who will share his experiences as a student organizer in the University of Puerto Rico.
  • Saturday’s luncheon speaker is Mary L. Washington of the Maryland House of Delegates. She represents Baltimore City and is a member of the Appropriations Committee.
  • Mark Pearce, chair of the National Labor Relations Board, will speak at a special plenary session during the Annual Meeting on Saturday. Pearce was appointed as chair by President Obama in August 2011.
  • In addition, the conference includes meetings of the AAUP Executive Committee and Council, the Collective Bargaining Congress, and the Assembly of State Conferences. The Annual Meeting plenary (Saturday, June 16) will consider important business items such as investigations of alleged violations of academic freedom and tenure.
  • An awards banquet will wrap up the conference. Come and meet the AAUP’s new president Rudy Fichtenbaum.
Register today to take advantage of our early bird rate ($350). This special rate expires on midnight May 15. Regular conference registration ($375) extends from May 16 to June 8. After that, you must register onsite and the registration rate will be $400. Mayflower hotel reservations must be received on or before Tuesday, May 15, 1012 by midnight EDT.

Information for Delegates to the Annual Meeting and to the ASC Meeting

Information and delegate forms are available on the AAUP website.


For more information, please visit our Annual Conference website.