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AAUP Governance Conference: Call for Papers

AAUP will hold its annual governance conference in October, and is now accepting presentation proposals on topics relating to governance.

The conference will take place at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC, October 26–28, 2012. In addition to presentations, the AAUP conference will once again include 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 on topics relating to college and university governance. Proposals can be configured variously as twenty-minute individual presentations, paired or group presentations, or roundtable discussions on particular topics. Proposers are encouraged (but not required) to explore connections between their institutions and other institutions, and to consider the relevance of AAUP governance policies to problem-solving solutions.

Possible areas of focus:

  • Corporatization and challenges to governance
  • Governance and assessment, account ability, and accreditation
  • Faculty participation in budgeting, financial exigency, or strategic planning
  • Principles, structures, and best practices of shared governance
  • 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 August 24 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 August 24 deadline. All accepted presenters must register for the conference. The early conference registration fee of $300, due by October 5, 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 $169 per night will available for conference participants.