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Plan to attend the AAUP Annual Conference

Dear Colleague,

We hope to see you June 11–15, 2014, for the Association’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education (including the One-Hundredth Annual Meeting of the AAUP) in Washington, DC! (http://www.aaup.org/event/2014-aaup-annual-conference)

Deadlines and Reminders

  • May 1: Deadline to submit a resolution; see the Standing Rules Governing the Annual Meeting and submit your resolution to a member of the Resolutions Committee.
  • May 7: Deadline to reserve your room at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel to get the special conference rate of $244.
  • May 9: Deadline to apply for AAUP Foundation grants for travel-related expenses.
  • May 13: Deadline to submit delegate forms for the 2014 Assembly of State Conferences business meeting. Note that the AAUP annual conference includes three different business meetings. To vote in these meetings, you will have to complete the appropriate delegate certification form. Each meeting has a different certification form and different rules for credentialing delegates.
  • May 15: Last day to register at the early-bird rate.
  • May 20: Preferred deadline for delegate forms for AAUP-CBC and official AAUP annual meeting delegates.
  • Now: Contact your Congressional offices to make appointments for Capitol Hill Day (Thursday, June 12).
Events of Special Interest during the Conference:

Thursday and Friday, June 12–13: Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUP’s Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, will deliver the opening plenary address, “Can I Tweet That? Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications.” Presentations by faculty members and administrators from around the country will address the role of faculty in institutional decision making, collective bargaining in higher education, faculty working off the tenure track, assessment and accountability, the corporatization of teaching and research, academic freedom, and MOOCs and online education.

Thursday, June 12: Capitol Hill Day is your opportunity to meet with your senators and representative and tell the higher education story. If you will be participating, please sign up as part of the annual conference registration process. There is no fee, but pre-registration will enable us to send you materials beforehand. Contact your Congressional offices in advance to make an appointment, then attend an orientation session Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. (Capitol Hill Day is for AAUP members only.)

Friday, June 13: Network with your colleagues at an evening cash bar reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, June 14: Join us at a luncheon celebrating the AAUP’s centennial. At a banquet that night, we will honor fifty-year members and present AAUP awards.

In addition, the conference includes meetings of the AAUP Executive Committee and Council, the AAUP-CBC, and the Assembly of State Conferences. The annual meeting plenary (Saturday, June 14) will consider important business items such as investigations of alleged violations of academic freedom and tenure.

For more information and updates, please visit the annual conference section of our website. (http://www.aaup.org/event/2014-aaup-annual-conference)