Next chapter meeting: Wed 10/21, 5:30-6:30

Please attend our next chapter meeting on Wednesday October 21, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, 655 McBryde.

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Happy Hour, First Tuesdays

Happy Hour at PK’s
5:30-7:30 pm
Tuesday October 6, 2015

Meet fellow AAUP members. Bring interested friends and colleagues. Socialize.

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Next chapter meeting: Sept. 2

The first membership meeting of the Fall, 2015 semester will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 5:00 PM in McBryde 655. This will be an important occasion when we elect officers and brainstorm our initial plans for the coming year. All chapter members are urged to attend.

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Welcome Back Social! August 29

The Virginia Tech Chapter of the AAUP will be holding a welcome back social on Saturday, August 29, at 7:30. All faculty and graduate students who are interested in AAUP’s mission and activities at VT are welcome to attend!

602 Landsdowne Drive, Blacksburg.

Please contact Barbara Ellen Smith,, or Steve Harrison,, for further information.

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Panel: The Public University in the 21st Century, May 1

The Virginia Tech Chapter of the AAUP presents:Public uni forum4

A panel presentation on The Public University in the 21st Century
May 1, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Quillen Auditorium (Goodwin Hall)
Sponsored by the Virginia Tech chapter of the AAUP

Pres. Timothy Sands: Vision of the public university in the 21st century
Dr. W. Wat Hopkins (Professor of Communication): On academic freedom
Dr. Carol A. Mullen (Professor of Educational Leadership): On public university leadership
Dr. Marc. S. Edwards (Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering): On public scholarship

Moderator: Dr. Janell Watson (Professor of French and VT-AAUP executive committee)

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Organizing training – March 18

organizeJamie Daniel, the Director of Organizing at the National AAUP, will be on campus on March 18, to lead a workshop on organizing for Virginia Tech AAUP members. Jamie has worked in higher education and in labor and community organizing since 1982. She will be providing ideas, training, and guidance as we develop a campaign to build our chapter.

March 18, 9:00 AM – Noon. Location TBA (check back).

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Meeting with AAUP National Reps. – Tuesday, February 10

National AAUP staff members will be visiting Virginia Tech on Tuesday, February 10, to meet with our chapter and the Faculty Senate. Three meetings will be held:

2:00 – 3:30 PM, McBryde 655: VT AAUP Chapter meeting with AAUP staff shared governance expert, Donna Young, to discuss the current state of shared governance at Virginia Tech, and how the faculty voice in university decision making can be strengthened. Representatives from the Faculty Senate will attend.

3:30 – 4:30 PM, McBryde 655: CANCELED. VT AAUP Chapter meeting with national AAUP organizing staff member Jamie Daniel, to discuss building our chapter.

5:15 – 7:00 PM, Fralin Auditorium: Joint meeting on shared governance with Faculty Senate, VT-AAUP chapter members, and national AAUP representative.

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Next VT AAUP Meeting – Thursday, Jan. 29

The Virginia Tech Chapter of the AAUP will hold its next chapter meeting on Thursday, Jan.29, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM in McBryde 655. All Virginia Tech faculty and grad students who are AAUP members are welcome. We will focus on the current structure of governance at VT and how shared governance works at other institutions. Bernice Hausman and Wornie Reed will facilitate.

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Calling all VT AAUP members! Next chapter meeting

The Virginia Tech chapter of the American Association of University Professors will be holding its next meeting on Wednesday, December 10, in McBryde 655. All Virginia Tech faculty and graduate students who are AAUP members are encouraged to participate.

We will be discussing our continuing work here, and with the national AAUP, to advance shared governance. We’ll also talk about building our chapter, and plans for 2015.

If you are not an AAUP member, you can still join before Wednesday and take part in the meeting.

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Sign the AAUP Centennial Declaration

AAUP 100 Years Logo 2The AAUP is celebrating its centennial year by renewing its commitment to academic freedom in the face of new challenges:

Show your support for restoring colleges and universities as a public good by signing the AAUP Centennial Declaration. We’ll add your name to the growing ranks of citizens who support free and open higher education, learning opportunities that don’t leave students with crippling debt, and new levels of engagement between campus and community.

Read and sign the declaration now.

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