Academic Freedom Events Coming Up

Here’s a roundup of AAUP events and other academic freedom and higher education-related conferences coming up this year. Feel free to add any events in the comments.

Tomorrow is the Illinois AAUP Annual Meeting, Sat. April 16, 9:15am-4pm, Dominican University, Priory Campus, 7200 Division Street, River Forest, Illinois, featuring AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum, plus sessions on the contingent faculty rights, shared governance, and the crisis in Illinois higher education. Free and open to all faculty.

Today and tomorrow is the New York State AAUP Conference Spring 2016, Marymount Manhattan College, April 15-16th 2016, 221 E 71st St, New York, NY, The Peruggi Room, 2nd floor Main Building, 1-9:30pm April 15.

AAUP-Oregon Annual Meeting, Saturday April 23rd, University Place Hotel, Portland State University, 9:45am-3pm.

Scholars at Risk annual conference, “Universities in a Dangerous World.” June 7-10, 2016, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Early bird registration deadline is April 15.

AAUP Annual Meeting and Conference on Higher Education, June 15-19, 2016, Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. April 15 is the early bird registration deadline.

AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute, July 21-24, 2016, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon. Four days of workshops and special programs at Portland State University to build faculty advocacy skills.

COCAL XII Conference, August 5-7, 2016, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta. Call for Papers deadline extended to April 29 for the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor.

AAUP Shared Governance Conference and WorkshopsAAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2016, Loews Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St NW, Washington, DC. Call for Proposals due by July 29.

Finally, I’d like to see some events organized by law schools and others to mark the 50th anniversary on January 23, 2017 of the Supreme Court ruling in Keyishian v. Board of Regents that established academic freedom as a Constitutional right. If you’re interested in this idea, please email me at

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