Summer Institute

2011 Summer Institute

July 21–24                         
Suffolk University
Boston, MA

On your way to the Institute? The check-in desk is located on the First Floor Lobby in Miller Hall and will be opened on Wednesday, July 20 from 2:00–6:00pm and Thursday, July 21 from 9:00am–6:00pm. At check-in you will receive an envelope containing your name tag, tickets to the meal events you registered for and a copy of your registration record listing your seminars and workshops and their locations. You will also receive an AAUP Tote Bag and a Summer Institute Booklet.

When you think of Massachusetts, what immediately comes to mind? Prominent universities? Diehard sports fans? Notable accents? The American Revolution? How about faculty activism or shared governance?  This year, the AAUP’s annual Summer Institute travels to the Bay State to Suffolk University in Boston. With nearly 6.4 million citizens Boston is the tenth largest metropolitan area in the United States and one of the most historically significant cities in the country, offering something for everyone. When not strategizing with fellow faculty activists how to strengthen our profession, you can tour vineyards, explore tranquil islands, take in a ball game or relive US colonial history.

In between your urban explorations, the 2011 Summer Institute provides four jam-packed days of intensive training workshops that will sharpen your leadership and chapter-building skills through discussion, learning, networking and brainstorming with fellow higher education colleagues from across the nation. With sessions ranging from strengthening faculty handbook language to analyzing institutional financial statements, from implementing a comprehensive communications strategy to fighting legislative attacks on higher education, the Summer Institute is the source for training in the arts of faculty advocacy. Check out the detailed information on this page before registering. Still have questions? Email

See you in Boston!

Summer Institute Schedule of Events
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Summer Institute Registration
Summer Institute Lodging
Summer Institute Ground Transportation
Summer Institute Planned Excursions
Things You Should Know Before You Arrive