The Council of the Association met June 10 and 12, 2011, in conjunction with the Association’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the Ninety-seventh Annual Meeting, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. President Cary Nelson presided. Councilmember Kevin Mattson did not attend, and members Michael Bérubé, Marc Bousquet, Carl Cuttita, and Ellen Schrecker participated only in the June 10 session by conference call. Also attending were Councilmembers-elect, General Counsel Robert O’Neil, and members of the AAUP staff. Kerry Grant served as parliamentarian. Reports were presented by David Rabban, chair of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure; Larry Gerber, chair of the Committee on College and University Governance; Ernst Benjamin, chair of the Committee on Membership; Howard Bunsis, secretary-treasurer of the AAUP and chair of the Collective Bargaining Congress; and members of the AAUP staff.
President Nelson called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. on June 10, introducing the newly elected Council members in attendance and asking the Council to adopt the agenda. After amending two agenda items, the Council did so. It then approved the minutes of its November 2010 meeting.
Read the full report here.