2019 AAUP National Conference, Arlington, Virginia

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At the 105th Annual Meeting of the AAUP, the membership voted to approve constitutional amendments for major changes in the Association’s organizational structure.  In a surprise move, a proportional vote was called for from the floor.  We were told this was done for the first time since the 1960s.  Fortunately, Carolyn was credentialed as a Chapter Delegate and was able to cast 24 votes in favor of the motion on behalf of our Chapter! 

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At the Business Meeting of the Assembly of State Conferences, Carolyn gave an outstanding presentation about the AAUP regional event Organize! that was hosted by our chapter in March.  The excellent work of our chapter continues to gain favorable attention in the AAUP on a national level!  Thank you to Carolyn and to our chapter for six years of successful events!!

We are the AAUP!!!

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Carolyn and William attended several excellent sessions at the AAUP Annual Conference.  Our favorite was the opening plenary session “The Future of Academic Freedom,” a panel discussion of Henry Reichman’s new book.

The panel was composed of Patricia McGuire, President of Trinity Washington University urged university presidents to sincerely speak to the issues of our times and reminded us that faculty and administrators are part of the same academic enterprise, to the degree that we share the same academic values.

Frederick Lawrence (Phi Beta Kappa) was outstanding, and we had the pleasure of a brief conversation with the former president of Brandeis.