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Past Events

06/09/2021 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Online (Zoom)

A meeting of the AAUP's national Council.

06/08/2021 - 12:00pm to 3:30pm
Online (Zoom)

A meeting of the AAUP's national Council.

04/30/2021 - 2:00pm

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.

04/28/2021 - 5:00pm to 05/19/2021 - 3:00pm

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:

04/05/2021 - 2:00pm

AAUP members are welcome to join us for a roundtable in which AAUP chapter leaders will talk about racial justice work their chapters have engaged in. We'll talk about initiatives that different chapters are working on or have completed, the factors that prompted the chapters to focus on these initiatives, and challenges encountered in the process

03/30/2021 - 3:00pm

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.

03/20/2021 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

A meeting of the AAUP's national governing body.

02/25/2021 - 2:00pm

This webinar will discuss general principles of shared governance and their relevance for the growing ranks of faculty members who hold contingent appointments. We will present AAUP-supported recommendations for the equitable inclusion of non-tenure-track faculty members in governance.

01/29/2021 - 2:00pm

This webinar provides an overview of the concept of academic freedom. Academic freedom includes freedom in research, teaching, governance, and extramural utterances.

12/09/2020 - 3:00pm

This AAUP member webinar will review the impact on copyright and intellectual property of the move to remote teaching as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. We will discuss what faculty can do to protect their intellectual property, and will focus on the recording of lectures, the uses and abuses of these recordings, and what options faculty have when addressing recordings.