2018 Summer Institute

The 2018 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to the University of New Hampshire in scenic Durham, New Hampshire. From July 19 to July 22, more than hundreds of higher education professionals from around the country will gather for four days of exciting workshops and special programs. We bring in organizers, data analysts, seasoned campaigners, and issue experts to build your skills as an advocate for AAUP principles, collective bargaining, and higher education.

Faculty, students, and academic workers all over the country are rising up and taking a stand on their campuses to advocate for the standards and resources our students and communities need to thrive. Together, we’re building our collective voice, and it all starts at the AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute.

Featuring presenters experienced in policy, strategy, organizing, and leadership, our workshops at this year’s summer institute will give you all the skills and tools you need to build a powerful voice on your campus.

Please plan to join us at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH, July 19–22, 2018, for four days of thinking big, learning skills, making friends, and having fun.

Online registration for the 2018 Summer Institute is now closed.

Download the complete program booklet here. | Suggested Workshop Groupings

Getting to Campus:

- From Nearby Airports:

Boston Logan (BOS): We recommend using C&J bus services from Logan airport to Dover, NH,  and UNH Campus bus (route 3A) from Dover to UNH campus. | Complete BOS to Durham ground transportation options.

Manchester-Boston (MHT): |Complete MHT to Durham ground transportation options. The AAUP will provide free shuttle transportation between MHT and Durham campus on a limited basis by reservation only. Shuttle schedule is as follows:

Shuttle departure times from Manchester-Boston (MHT) airport to campus:
•Wednesday, July 18—2:00pm, 5:00pm
•Thursday, July 19—10:00am, 12:00pm, 3:00pm

Shuttle departure times from campus to Manchester-Boston (MHT) airport
•Sunday, July 22—8:00am, 12:00pm            

If you intend to use the free shuttle and did not make a reservation, please email summerinstitute@aaup.org as soon as possible.

***While we will make every effort to provide free shuttle transportation, we cannot provide transportation if your travel plans are outside of the schedule listed above***            

- Driving:

Interstate 95 is the primary access to the town from the north and south. State Highway Routes 108, 101, 4 and 33 provide convenient access from adjoining areas. Click here for directions.

- Rail Service:

The Boston & Maine railroad provides rail service that runs through UNH-Durham campus. Click here for Amtrak Downeaster information.

Campus Map:
For a campus map, please visit https://www.unh.edu/main/map; a pdf of the campus map is available for download at UNH-Durham Campus.pdf.

University of New Hampshire
Holloway Commons
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

Dorm Check-in:

Dorm Check-in will be open Wednesday, July 18, from 3:00pm until 7:00pm, and Thursday, July 19, from 8:00am until 6:00pm. If you will be arriving after 7:00pm on Wednesday or 6:00pm on Thursday, please email Catherine Everitt to schedule a time to pick-up your registration packet. Do not call UNH Campus Housing Office.

Dorm check-in will be conducted by University of New Hampshire staff at the Mills Residence Hall lobby (20 Quad Way near the Holloway Commons building). Each attendee will have their own single occupancy bedroom in a shared suite. Suites will have one large shared bathroom between all rooms. Each bedroom will be furnished with an extra-long twin bed, desk, and closet space. Included linen packets will have sheets, a pillow and pillow case, blanket, and towels when you arrive. All rooms are air conditioned. All residence halls are strictly non-smoking. There are elevators available in the residence hall. Please remember to bring your own toiletries as these will not be provided.

Attendees must check out of Mills Hall by 12:00pm on Sunday, July 22. Attendees must return keys in the express drop box (Saturday) or to Mills Hall staff (Sunday). We recommend you keep safe your dorm key envelope so that you can return your keys in the same packet. Lost keys will result in an additional fee.

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

**PLEASE BE AWARE: The University of New Hampshire campus has some hills. Some routes between buildings will require attendees to use stairs or ramps**

Summer Institute Registration:

The Summer Institute Registration Desk will be open at the following times: Wednesday- 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Thursday- 8:00am to 6:00pm, and Friday- 8:00am to 11:00am. The Summer Institute Information Desk will be open from 12:00pm-4:00pm on Friday. On Saturday, it will be open from 8:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-5:00pm. The Registration and Information Desk will be at Paul College Foyer.

Your Summer Institute name tag (included with your registration materials) will serve as your meal pass.

The following meals are included in your registration: lunch on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and breakfast and lunch on Saturday. All meals will be served in the cafeteria located in Holloway Commons.  Sunday buffet breakfast is also included in the cost of registration as part of the closing session in the Piscataqua room in Holloway Commons. 

There will also be an opening reception, co-sponsored by the UNH and UNH Lecturers United chapters of the AAUP, on Thursday evening in the Paul College Great Hall. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available. Doors open at 6:00pm.

Off Campus Food Options:
Please click here to see more information about off-campus food options.

All of the workshop classrooms are located in either Paul College of Business (PCBE) or Holloway Commons. The institutional financial analysis workshops and the digital organizing workshop will be held in Hewitt Hall.  Workshop locations will be printed in the Summer Institute program included in this booklet. Please be respectful to presenters and other attendees by attending only the workshops you registered for. Please see the agenda in your registration envelope.

Coffee Breaks
Presenters will usually break for about 10 minutes halfway through their workshop sessions. Coffee, water, and tea will be available outside the classroom spaces in Paul College. 

Optional Activities:
The three scheduled optional activities for Friday and Saturday require the purchase of a separate ticket. Please visit the Summer Institute Registration Desk if you are interested in attending one of these activities. Availability of tickets is limited. More information can be found in the workshop program booklet.

Campus Policies:
Possession of illegal substances is officially prohibited on campus. You can visit the University of New Hampshire website, or ask the Mills Hall front desk, to review these policies. 

Wi-Fi Access:
To connect to the wireless network on campus:

  1. Connect to the UNH Public wireless network
  2. Go to wifi.unh.edu
  3. Check the box next to I agree to the Acceptable Use Policy.
  4. Click the Start button
  5. Click the Guests button
  6. Enter the required information, and then click Continue
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address

Wait 2-3 minutes for your registration to complete. Guest users are required to abide by the University’s “Acceptable Use Policy” located in the On-Line Policy Manual. 

Fitness Center:
Hamel Rec Center will be available to Summer Institute attendees weekdays 06:00 AM - 09:00 PM and Weekends 12:00 - 05:00 PM. Daily passes can be purchased for $11.00 at the front desk and are valid for the whole day issued. You must be 18 years or older to purchase a pass. Day Passes are non-refundable.

For more information, visit: https://campusrec.unh.edu/hamel-recreation-center

On-Campus Attendee: If you purchased a parking pass, you will receive your parking permit (for overnight stay) with your Summer Institute registration packet in Paul Colleges Foyer.

Off-Campus Attendee: If you purchased a parking pass, your access code (for use at parking kiosk) has been emailed to you.

You may also purchase a long-term parking pass on-site by visiting the Summer Institute registration desk. Short-term, metered parking is available at the Campus Crossing Parking Lot near Mills Hall.

Social Media Hashtag:
Want to share your experiences with the rest of the AAUP community? Use the hashtag #AAUPSI in social media posts, including photos, during your time at the Summer Institute! Be sure to mention @AAUP & @AAUPCBC.

Workshop Evaluations and SI Overall Evaluation:
Evaluations for each workshop will be handled through an online survey tool. During the Summer Institute, you will receive an email containing the information you need to access and complete the survey. Please complete an evaluation for each workshop you attend. At the end of the Summer Institute, you will receive a message with a link to the overall evaluation for the entire program. Please take the time to complete this survey as well. We use this information every year to make the Summer Institute a better experience for all attendees. Thank you!

Questions? Please contact summerinstitute@aaup.org

Registration Costs:

Registration Type

Early Registration Rate (until May 25)

Regular Registration Rate (until June 29)

On-Campus AAUP Member



Off-Campus AAUP Member



On-Campus Nonmember



Off-Campus Nonmember



On-Campus Guest



Off-Campus Guest

price according to selected activities

price according to selected activities

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

Off-Campus 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)

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

Off-Campus Nonmember–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).

*On-Campus Guest–A guest who shares a room with an attendee (such as a spouse or partner) and may opt to participate in some meals and activities (but not workshops). Guests must be registered.

*Off-Campus 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 workshops or the plenary session.

Optional activities:

This year we have arranged two optional activities for Friday night and one for Saturday night. 

Friday Night Option 1: Brewery Tour Bus

Join your fellow attendees and experience the fine craft breweries on New Hampshire's historic seacoast and beyond on the Granite State Growler Bus tour. Tour includes a ride to three breweries and samples of beer at each brewery visited, and a tour behind the scenes. Your guide will entertain you with stories of New Hampshire's rich and foamy history of brewing, and beer. The tour will last 3-4 hours and will be infused with local brewing history, beer education, trivia, fun facts and general knowledge from the trained tour guides and beeristas.

Tickets for Granite State Growler Bus tour are $72; attendees will be picked up on campus at 5:30 p.m. from Quad Way (outside of the Holloway Commons building). After the tour ends, attendees will be dropped off on campus. 

If you decide to stay in a brewery after the tour ends, you are responsible for notifying our staff on the tour and for own transportation back to Durham.

For more information, please visit  https://nhbeerbus.com/

Friday Night -Option 2: Evening in Portsmouth, NH

Take a shuttle into Portsmouth, and explore the city on your own for the evening. A shuttle will take you from campus to downtown Portsmouth. You will return to the same location where you were dropped off to catch the return shuttle back to Durham. 

Tickets for the round-trip shuttle are $25. 

Please note:  Round-trip transportation to Portsmouth is included in the ticket price and will leave campus at 5:00pm from Quad Way (outside of the Holloway Commons building). Transportation back to campus will leave Portsmouth at 9:30pm. Attendees not on the bus returning to campus are responsible for own transportation back to Durham.

Optional Saturday Evening Activity

Join your fellow attendees for an evening dinner cruise onboard the M/V Thomas Laighton, a 90-foot vessel with three decks.  The vessel features a sweeping brass staircase, beautiful views of the seacoast, and fully stocked cash bar. Each climate-controlled deck includes a full bar, dance floor, and an upper open-air deck.

The M/V Thomas Laighton boards at 6:15pm and steams through the Piscataqua River and Portsmouth Harbor from 6:25pm–9:30pm. Tickets for the dinner cruise are $85. 

Please note:  Round-trip transportation to the dinner cruise is included in the ticket price and will leave campus at 5:15pm from Quad Way (outside of the Holloway Commons building). After the cruise ends, transportation back to campus will leave 9:45pm. Attendees not on the bus returning to campus are responsible for own transportation back to Durham.

For more information, please visit https://islesofshoals.com/cruises


University of New Hampshire
Holloway Commons
Durham, New Hampshire 03824
Date & Time: 
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:45am to Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:45am

Event Category:

All Day: