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, Institute for Advanced Study, and Clyde Barrow, 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, 2015

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

"There's a Policy for That: Protecting Your Academic Rights” will feature a discussion of recent AAUP policies on contingent faculty positions, Program Discontinuance, Sexual Harassment, and Intellectual Property by Gwendolyn Bradley (AAUP National Office), Michael Bérubé (Penn State University), and Donna L. Potts (Washington State University). VCC West (Vancouver Convention Centre), 112, 1:45–3:00 p.m.

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


January 22, 2015

"The 1940 AAUP/AAC&U Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure Today"

The AAUP will present a panel at the Association of American Colleges & Universities' 2015 annual meeting. Featured presenters from the AAUP are: 

  • Julie Schmid, Executive Director, AAUP, American Association of University Professors (AAUP)
  • Hans-Joerg Tiede, Professor of Computer Science, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Risa Lieberwitz, Professor of Labor and Employment Law; General Counsel, AAUP, Cornell University
  • David Kociemba, President, Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College, Emerson College.

March 13, 2015

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

Join CSUEB faculty and students, as well as faculty from around the Bay Area, California and the nation in an afternoon conference on academic freedom in America, with presentations by nationally prominent specialists, CSUEB faculty and students on the history and practice of academic freedom in universities, community colleges, libraries, and faculty unions, including a keynote address by renowned feminist scholar Joan Wallach Scott, Harold Linder Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

The conference will be followed by a gala evening celebration of the American Association of University Professors' centennial year and of AAUP First Vice-President and CSUEB history professor Hank Reichman's retirement.

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

Download a flyer on the event here.