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Call for Proposals and Papers

Dear Colleague,

I want to remind you about two opportunities for sharing your perspectives on higher education with AAUP’s diverse, multidisciplinary audience of higher education professionals.

Call for Proposals: 2016 AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, June 15-19 As we move into our second century, we invite reflection on racial, social, and labor justice in higher education. For example, presentations might explore:

  • Issues of college access for students of color and those from working class families.
  • Making sure that AAUP chapters are inclusive of diverse groups of faculty, including scholars of color and faculty in contingent appointments.
  • Winning improvements in working conditions for faculty in contingent positions.
  • History of the racial or labor justice movements in higher education.
  • Recruiting and retaining scholars of color.
  • Challenges or opportunities facing minority serving institutions.
  • sThe future of ethnic or labor studies in the academy.
You may propose either a complete session, with two to four participants, or an individual presentation, with one presenter. Proposals will be accepted through December 7, 2015. For complete guidelines and to submit a proposal, please visit http://www.aaup.org/CFP-2016-conference.

Call for Papers: Journal of Academic Freedom, Volume 7

The AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom seeks scholarly articles that assess the impact on academic freedom of American universities’ partnerships with, and branch campuses and programs in, authoritarian countries.

How do these relationships require us to reconsider the philosophical and/or political foundations of the concept? And how is academic freedom experienced (or not) by faculty and administrators involved in these largely uncharted waters? We seek thorough and nuanced articulations of the ramifications for traditional notions of academic freedom when universities pursue collaborations with institutions situated in non-democratic countries. We also encourage treatments of the “global university” more generally.

In addition to the issues raised by globalization, we are interested in articles that address other major challenges to traditional notions of academic freedom. Electronic submissions should go to jaf@aaup.org by January 30, 2016, and must include an abstract of about 150 words. For the complete call for papers, visit http://www.aaup.org/JAF/submissions.

Best wishes,

Gwendolyn Bradley, Director of External Relations
s gbradley@aaup.org