Open Forum with Provost Rikakis

Friday 19 February 2016
2:30-4:30 pm
Newman Library Multipurpose Room

Open to all who teach or research at VT, including part-time faculty, grad students, and postdoctoral fellows. All ranks welcome.

  • Learn more about Destination Areas, Pathways, General Education.
  • Ask questions. Share perspectives.
  • Invite colleagues. Spread the word!
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Membership meeting

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Norris Hall 209
5:00 – 6:00 pm


  • updates on the Pathways implantation proposal.
  • updates on shared governance at VT.
  • plans for the provost forum on February 19.
  • membership recruitment.
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Pathways Public Forum

Help shape the Pathways Implementation plan for the new General Education requirements at Virginia Tech! Time is running out for faculty input.

Join VT AAUP for a public discussion:

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 5:30-7:00 PM, in Pamplin 2003

Related documents:…/implementation-plan.html

“UCCGE invites feedback on the Pathways Implementation Plan while it is out for 15-day review. The Implementation Plan is the document that will proceed through governance. The supplemental materials will not, but feedback is needed to improve these (soon-to-be-digital) forms. Please provide feedback using the Survey link below or by going on JIRA by Friday November 13th at 5 pm.”

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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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