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Call for Proposals on Student Rights and Freedoms

The AAUP has issued a call for proposals inviting presentations on student rights and freedoms for its 2017 annual conference on the state of higher education, June 14–18 in Washington, DC. In 1967, during a period of intense student protests, the AAUP and four other groups issued a Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students. Many issues covered in the statement are as pertinent fifty years later as they were in 1967. Conference presentations may cover a broad range of issues, including access to higher education, rights of students in and outside the classroom, freedom from discrimination, student media, student-invited speakers, and student participation in institutional government, activism, or labor organizing. 

Presentations on other topics related to the rights and freedoms of students past or present and on other topics of interest to a diverse, multidisciplinary higher education audience are welcome. We presentations that raise questions, engage conference participants in discussion, and foster dialogue. For additional topic suggestions and submission guidelines, see the call for proposals. Proposals will be accepted through December 13, 2016.


Publication Date: 
Monday, October 31, 2016