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Act Today to get your Special Governance Conference Rates

Deadlines are rapidly approaching. Register by October 5 to receive the early bird rate for the AAUP’s annual governance conference in October. Also, make your hotel reservations by October 4 to receive the special conference rate.

The conference will take place at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC, October 26–28, 2012. In addition to paper presentations and roundtable discussions on all aspects of shared faculty governance, the AAUP conference will include a series of training workshops for current and future governance leaders. Workshops, spread out over the three days of the conference, will include discussions of new AAUP statements on the faculty role in program closures and on the role of contingent faculty in governance, as well as presidential search and evaluation, faculty involvement in budgeting, and the importance of faculty handbooks. Professor George Cohen, chair of the University of Virginia faculty senate, will deliver a plenary address on Saturday about the lessons to be learned from recent events at UVA. See the schedule and full list of panels and presentations at http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/about/events/Gov/default.htm.

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.

Register for the conference.

Larry Gerber,

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