On Saturday, July 21, chapter president Michael DeCesare and Fairfield University’s Irene Mulvey co-led a workshop titled “Principles of Shared Governance” at the 2018 Summer Institute. The full program for the Summer Institute, which was held at the University of New Hampshire, is available here.
In 1988, the Merrimack College chapter of the AAUP established the Thomas P. Hogan Award for Excellence in Collegial Governance to recognize those members of the college community who have contributed to furthering equity, openness, and joint professional responsibility as principles of collegial governance. The award is named for Tom Hogan, professor emeritus of economics and longtime academic dean. This year’s recipient of the Hogan Award is Dr. Marie A. Plasse, professor of English.
Please join us on Wednesday, April 25 for a ceremony and reception in honor of Dr. Plasse. Light refreshments will be served. The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Department of English.
More information about the Hogan Award, including a list of past recipients, can be found here.
Along with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, the chapter is co-sponsoring an introduction to academic governance session for new faculty on Tuesday, April 3. The event will take place between 4:00 and 5:00 pm in Crowe Hall 210. Light refreshments will be served.
The annual meeting of the Massachusetts AAUP Conference will be held at Curry College on Saturday, November 4. The theme is “Academia in the Age of Trump.” Click here to view the latest issue of the conference newsletter, which includes additional information about the meeting.
Last week, full-time non-tenure-track faculty at Emerson College’s Boston campus voted 35-0 to join the existing collective bargaining chapter, ECCAAUP. Read more here.
AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum released this statement yesterday in response to President Trump’s decision to eliminate the DACA program.
9/1/17 UPDATE – After receiving the AAUP’s letter of August 30 (see below), the administration rescinded Professor Storey’s firing.
The AAUP has sent this letter to the University of Tampa regarding the administration’s dismissal on Tuesday of Kenneth Storey, a visiting assistant professor of sociology.
Hans-Joerg Tiede will give a talk entitled “Academic Freedom in the Era of Trump” at Simmons College on September 11, 2017. He is editor of the most recent edition of the Redbook and senior program officer in the AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance. View the flyer for more information.
Yesterday, the AAUP sent this letter to Trinity College urging the administration to reinstate Dr. Johnny Williams.