Celebrating the Centennial

The centennial is an occasion for celebration at the local as well as the national level. Chapters and conferences can raise awareness about AAUP principles and strengthen the Association by holding colloquia, centennial membership drives, and other events.

The national AAUP’s centennial celebration will culminate at the 2015 annual meeting in Washington, DC, and centennial-themed events will be held throughout 2014 and 2015.

Upcoming Events

January 2, 2015

"The American Association of University Professors at 100: A Century of Activity in Defense of Academic Freedom"

There will be a session at the American Historical Association's annual meeting on "The American Association of University Professors at 100: A Century of Activity in Defense of Academic Freedom," cosponsored by the AHA Professional Division. The session will include the following papers:

  • They Could Be Flying Machine Advocates: Academic Freedom and the Founding of the American Association of University Professors, Hans-Joerg Tiede, Illinois Wesleyan University
     
  • Academic Freedom under Fire: The American Association of University Professors from McCarthyism to the 1970s, Ellen Schrecker, Yeshiva University
     
  • Individualism, Professionalism, and Economic Security: Academic Freedom, Collective Bargaining, and the American Association of University Professors, Henry Reichman, California State University, East Bay

Joan Scott and Clyde Barrow, of the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, will be commentators. The session will be in the New York Hilton, Nassau Suite A from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on January 2, 2015.


January 8-11, 2015

“There's a Policy for That: Protecting Your Academic Rights”

A session about the centennial edition of the AAUP Redbook, “There's a Policy for That: Protecting Your Academic Rights,” will be held at the Modern Language Association's annual convention in Vancouver, Canada. 

More information on the MLA's annual convention can be found at http://www.mla.org/convention


March 13, 2015

"Celebrating Academic Freedom: The AAUP at 100," a conference and commemoration at California State University, East Bay.

This event will culminate a graduate seminar taught by Hank Reichman, the AAUP's first vice-president and chair of AAUP's Committee A, on the history of academic freedom. Students from the seminar will give papers as will invited guests from CSUEB faculty and other institutions.

More information on the event can be found at http://www20.csueastbay.edu/oaa/aaup/index.html