2014 Summer Institute

2014 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute at Hofstra University, July 17-20

Faculty and academic workers of all kinds face daunting challenges in an era of corporate power in higher education. Now more than ever, it is time to come together in defense of academic principles. The AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is the premier resource for organizing a collective voice on your campus. Whether you are a tenure-track or non-tenure-track faculty member, a part-time faculty member, a graduate student, or an academic professional, the Summer Institute offers you the skills you need to protect higher education’s mission. Our intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars will prepare you to organize your colleagues, stand up for academic freedom, and advocate for research and teaching as the core priority of higher education.

Special Panel Session-- 100 Years of Defending Academic Freedom: Reflecting on the Past, Imagining the Future

As effort to build public understanding of the meaning and importance of academic freedom, the Summer Institute will feature panelists Ellen Schrecker (Yeshiva University), Hans-Joerg Tiede (Illinois Wesleyan University), and Ernst Benjamin (Wayne State University, Senior AAUP Consultant) in a special panel session about the AAUP’s work to protect academic freedom in the last 100 years. Moderated by Tina Kelleher (Towson University), the panel and discussion will provide members with an opportunity to learn more about the AAUP’s work on academic freedom, share their own perspectives, and re-energize their commitment to the AAUP’s mission. All attendees are welcome to attend this event on Thursday evening. Please see the registration form for more information (While the event is free of charge, you must confirm your attendance on the registration form if you plan to attend).

The 2014 Summer Institute includes workshops on:

  • organizing your colleagues
  • strengthening shared governance and academic freedom protections on campus
  • basic video production
  • using information requests
  • analyzing institutions’ audited financial statements
  • bargaining and administering contracts
  • building active, influential chapters and state conferences
  • creating successful contract campaigns
  • addressing sexual assault on campus through policy and procedures
  • using communications to mobilize your members
  • evaluating on-line education
  • building diversity in AAUP leadership
  • developing key contract language for faculty with contingent appointments
  • building coalitions on campus
  • planning creative direct actions in support of your issues, and more.

Download the full program here.

Registration Costs:

Registration Type Early Registration Rate (until June 2) Regular Registration Rate (until July 1)
AAUP Member $550 $575
Commuter AAUP Member $425 $450
Non-Member $700 $725
Commuter Non-Member $625 $650
Campus Guest $350 $350
Commuter Guest price according to selected activities price according to selected activities

AAUP Member – You are an AAUP member staying in a residence hall

Commuter AAUP Member – You are an AAUP member staying somewhere besides the residence hall on campus (this category includes attendees who choose to stay in a hotel)

Non-Member – You currently are not a dues-paying member of the AAUP, and you are staying in the residence hall

Commuter Non-Member – You currently are not a dues-paying member of the AAUP, and you will stay somewhere besides the residence hall on campus (this category includes attendees who choose to stay in a hotel)

*Campus Guest – A guest who shares a room with an attendee (such as a spouse or partner)

*Commuter Guest – A guest who stays off campus but may opt to participate in some meals and activities (but not workshops)

*Individuals registered as guests to the Summer Institute are not permitted to attend seminars or workshops.

What Does Registration Cover?

Your registration fee covers:

  • all workshop materials
  • three nights in a single-occupancy room in a residence hall on campus
  • breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • opening reception on Thursday evening (dinner served)

All registration fees are due at the time of registration. If you select “check” as your method of payment, please make it payable to the AAUP  and mail it to the national office within five (5) days of your registration:  AAUP, Attn: Summer Institute, 1133 19th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036. Your early payments make our record-keeping much easier. All fees must be paid or you will not be permitted to check in.

If you are being sponsored by a chapter or conference, please have the chapter/conference president or executive director forward a letter to the national office on chapter/conference letterhead stating that your registration is being covered by the chapter/conference. Send these letters to Christopher Simeone by email, postal mail, or fax. Email: csimeone@aaup.org ; fax: (202) 737-5526; mail:  AAUP, Attn: C. Simeone, 1133 19th St., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20036. We ask that all outstanding Summer Institute balances be paid by July 12, 2014.

What is Not Included in My Registration Fee?

  • dinner Friday and Saturday
  • optional activities (see below)
  • additional nights in the residence hall
  • hotel costs

Cancellation and Substitution:

We’re sorry you can’t make it! All cancellations and substitutions should be submitted in writing to Christopher Simeone at csimeone@aaup.org or (202) 737-5526 (fax) as soon as possible. Cancellations received prior to Friday, June 13, 2014 will be eligible for a refund minus the $35 processing fee. For all cancellations received after June 13, we will not be able to fully refund your registration fees.

All substitutions should be submitted in writing to Christopher Simeone before July 8, 2014. We will be unable to substitute attendees after this date.

Optional activities:

For an additional fee, you can participate in optional excursions that we’ve planned for our Summer Institute attendees.

Friday—a cruise along Long Island’s coast, including New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty.
Saturday—a Summer Institute shuttle from Long Island to the City, and then back again.

See registration form for pricing details.

On Campus Accommodations:

Your registration fee includes lodging for three nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) in one of the university dorms. Additionally, a limited number of rooms are available for those wishing to arrive on Wednesday. All participants will be put in either Stuyvesant Hall or Constitution Hall, both of which are newly renovated and air conditioned. While the buildings are a mix of suite-style or community living, each attendee will have their own bedroom. Each bedroom will be furnished with a bed, desk, and dresser and will also have sheets, a blanket, a pillow and pillow case, and towels when you arrive. If you have a medical need or special circumstance, please contact Mary Kinnison at mkinnison@aaup.org

Please remember to bring your toiletries as these will not be provided.


If you prefer to stay in a hotel, there is a room block for our Summer Institute attendees at the Long Island Marriott (101 James Doolittle Blvd, Uniondale, NY). You can make a reservation by clicking here. Please note by clicking this link you will be taken to the Marriott website. You can also call (516) 794-3800, please be sure to mention you are with AAUP Summer Institute. The group rate is $175.00 per night and it is good until June 30, 2014.

Getting to Hofstra:

On-campus parking is free for all attendees.

Campus Map:


Arrival Information:

Registration will be open Wednesday, July 16, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm, and Thursday, July 17, from 8:00am until 6:00pm. If you will be arriving after 6:00pm on Thursday, please contact Mary Kinnison to schedule a time to pick-up your registration packet. Registration location to be announced soon.

Hofstra University
Long Island, New York
Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 12:00am to Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 12:00am

Event Category:

All Day: