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2018 Annual Conference

The AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education includes panel presentations, plenary speakers, and the annual business meetings of the AAUP. 

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President's Address

See the text of president Rudy Fichtenbaum's address, titled "What Can College and University Faculty Learn from the Teachers in West Virginia?" (pdf)

Free Speech on Campus

This year, conference sessions exploring free speech on campus, as well as other topics of interest to academics, will occur on Thursday and Friday, June 14-15. The complete program will be available in April.

Plenary Speaker

We are honored to feature Nancy MacLean at Friday's plenary luncheon. Nancy MacLean is the William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University and author, most recently, of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America, a finalist for the National Book Award. 

MacLean will speak on the topic "The Origins of the Radical Right’s Attack on Higher Education and Democracy—and What We Can Do About it."

"A World Gone Mad," originally published as chapter 7 of Democracy in Chains, appears in the May–June issue of Academe.

Annual Meeting

The AAUP Annual Meeting is the business component of the larger Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, and it has certain responsibilities as laid out in Article VI of the AAUP Constitution. The 104th Annual Meeting will take place Saturday, June 16. Learn more about the Annual Meeting, its rules, and resolutions here

In order to participate in weighted voting at the 104th Annual Meeting, chapter and conference delegates must complete the appropriate delegate credentialing forms

Note that there will be no Capitol Hill Day at this year’s annual conference. Individuals are welcome to arrange their own visits to the Hill to meet with their Congressional representatives. Members of unionized AAUP chapters are encouraged to attend organizing and messaging workshops on Wednesday.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, Virginia 22202
Date & Time: 
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 9:00am to Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
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