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Webinars

Webinar: Shared Governance in Perilous Times

This webinar examines the components of a sound system of institutional governance and its main underlying principles.

Webinar: Digital Engagement and Mobilization during the COVID-19 Pandemic

This webinar will address tactics and tools for improving digital engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Member Webinar: Faculty Handbooks and AAUP Principles

The successful implementation of AAUP policies is largely dependent upon faculty working toward and insisting upon sound policies at their own institutions. This webinar reviews AAUP principles that should be included in faculty handbooks. It considers ways in which institutional regulations may fall short and need to be revised, as well as statistical information about the prevalence of AAUP principles in faculty handbooks and collective-bargaining agreements.

Member Webinar: What is Tenure?

Over the course of the last century, the AAUP has advocated for the expansion of the protections of tenure and of the right to participate in governance to larger segments of the academic profession. Each expansion arguably served to reinforce the other and served to solidify academic freedom. This talk will give a brief overview of the historical developments that led to the AAUP's conception of tenure in 1940 and the impact of ever rising levels of contingent hiring on academic freedom today.  It will close with a discussion of the relevance of earlier conceptions of tenure to addressing the contemporary crisis of contingency in the profession.

New Deal for Higher Education Webinars

We wil be hosting three webinars for the New Deal for Higher Education campaign, centered on campus solidarity, contingency, and racial and social justice, between April 28 and May 19. Many of the presenters have written articles in the upcoming issues of Academe, which is focused on the topic of the new deal. The issue will be published on May 4. Learn more and RSVP for the webinars here: https://newdealforhighered.org/news-and-updates/

Member Webinar: Academic Freedom Language for Handbooks

The successful implementation of AAUP policies is largely dependent upon faculty working toward and insisting upon sound policies at their own institutions. This webinar reviews language about academic freedom that should be included in faculty handbooks. It considers ways in which institutional regulations may fall short and need to be revised.

Member Webinar: Improving Shared Governance on Your Campus

Financial exigency, force majeure, program cuts, reduction in force—these are the challenges that faculty governance has faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a recent AAUP report detailed, some administrations effected drastic responses to the pandemic with little or no consultation with the faculty even where austerity and emergency measures had dramatic effects on the curriculum and faculty status, areas traditionally considered the faculty’s primary responsibility. This beginner-level session will help you understand the AAUP’s recommended standards for faculty governance.

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