2014 AAUP Annual Conference

Join your colleagues for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the annual business meeting of the AAUP.

2014 Annual Conference at a Glance

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Events of Special Interest during the Conference:

Thursday and Friday, June 12–13

The highlight of the Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be two days of presentations by faculty members and administrators from around the country. The presentations begin Thursday, June 12, and continue through Friday, June 13. Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUP’s Committee A 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.)
  • Risa L. Lieberwitz will be the featured speaker at the AAUP-CBC banquet. Her topic is “Expanding Unionization in Private Universities: New Possibilities Pending at the NLRB.” Lieberwitz is professor of labor and employment law in the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and an associate of the Worker Institute at Cornell. Much of her research has focused on the “corporatization” of colleges and universities and the impact of these developments on academic freedom and the role of higher education in a democratic society. Her current research addresses the role of collective bargaining in higher education in creating contractual protections for academic freedom and faculty governance. Lieberwitz is a longtime activist in faculty governance at Cornell. She is a member of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Friday, June 13

  • The plenary luncheon speaker will be Daniel Maxey, who will speak about “Understanding the Changing Faculty and Promoting Opportunities for Change on Campuses.” Maxey, co-principal investigator at The Delphi Project, is dean’s fellow in urban education policy in the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and the Pullias Center for Higher Education. At USC, Maxey’s research and publications have largely focused on non-tenure-track faculty. His research interests also include higher education policy and governance, politics of higher education, civic engagement, and the public roles and responsibilities of colleges and universities. Prior to beginning a career in higher education policy research, Daniel had an accomplished career in public policy and politics in Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor of arts in government from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a master of education in higher and postsecondary education from the Mary Lou Fulton Institute and Graduate School of Education at Arizona State University.
  • A cash bar reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be held Friday evening.

Saturday, June 14

  • The AAUP’s centennial kickoff luncheon will feature a special presentation, “‘To Make Collective Action Possible’: The Founding of the AAUP,” by Hans-Joerg Tiede. Tiede is a professor of computer science at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois. He is editor of the 2015 edition of Policy Documents and Reports (the “Redbook”) and chair of the AAUP’s Committee on the History of the Association. He also serves on Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, the Committee on College and University Governance, and the Membership Committee. In addition to publications in mathematical linguistics and applied logic, he has authored and co-authored reports of the governance committee, articles in Academe, and entries on the history of the AAUP on the Academe Blog. His forthcoming article on the founding of the AAUP will appear in the Journal of Academic Freedom.
  • The Committee on Community Colleges invites you to meet with AAUP’s community college members to talk about issues that affect all of us – and what we can do to address them together! Download the flyer to learn more.
  • At the annual AAUP Awards Banquet, 50-year members will be honored and they will share their perspectives. Mary King of Portland State University will receive the AAUP’s Georgina M. Smith Award. Additionally, writers David Glovin and John Hechinger of Bloomberg News will receive this year’s Iris Molotsky Award for Excellence in Coverage of Higher Education.

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, please contact Mary Kinnison.


Mayflower Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20036
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 3:45pm to Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 3:45pm
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