The AAUP, AAUP-CBC, and AAUP Foundation offer a number of awards, which are made at the annual conference in June. Nominations for all awards are due March 15. You can access complete awards information here. Of particular interest may be the following.
The Outstanding Achievement Award goes to an individual AAUP member for outstanding chapter- or conference-level work in advancing academic freedom or shared governance; promoting the economic security of academics; helping the higher education community organize; or ensuring higher education's contribution to the common good.
The Georgina M. Smith Award goes to a person who has provided exceptional leadership in a given year in improving the status of academic women or in academic collective bargaining and through that work has improved the profession in general.
The AAUP-CBC’s Marilyn Sternberg Award is given annually to the “AAUP member who best demonstrates concern for human rights, courage, persistence, political foresight, imagination, and collective bargaining skills.”
The AAUP Foundation’s Konheim Travel Fund helps chapters send delegates to the AAUP annual meeting. To qualify for the awards to cover travel-related expenses, chapters must be engaged in advancing academic freedom; student rights and freedoms; the status of academic women; the elimination of discrimination against minorities; or the establishment of equal opportunity for members of colleges and universities.
Annual Conference Registration
Registration for the AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will open next week. The conference runs June 12–16 and will include three different business meetings as well as informational sessions and plenary events. Some things to note:
In order to vote in the AAUP-CBC Regular Meeting, the Assembly of State Conferences Business Meeting, or in a weighted vote at the Annual Meeting, you will have to complete the appropriate delegate credential form. Full information is here.
As we wrote to chapter leaders in December, the June conference will include opportunities to discuss proposals to streamline the AAUP’s governance and organizational structure, as well as business sessions regarding restructuring planning and voting on the changes. The Council of the AAUP and the AAUP-Collective Bargaining Congress Executive Committee voted overwhelmingly at their November 2018 meetings to move forward with changes to our shared organizational structure, and specific proposals are being developed. All AAUP members will receive notification of the final proposals well ahead of the June annual meeting. Preliminary information is here.
In lieu of paper panels this year, we are organizing peer-to-peer sessions in which chapters, staff, and members can share information. Preliminary information about the program is here and we’ll share more details as they develop.
Journal of Academic Freedom Call for Papers
The deadline to submit an article to the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom is fast approaching! All submissions are due March 1. If you have a chapter newsletter or email going out, please share the call for papers!
AAUP Senior Program Officer