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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Next VTAAUP meeting: Dec. 10

The second meeting of the renewed Virginia Tech AAUP Chapter will be held on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 5:30 PM. Check back here for the location of the meeting. All AAUP members who are Virginia Tech faculty (all ranks, tenure-track and adjunct) and graduate students are welcome to attend.

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New chapter of the AAUP formed at Virginia Tech (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

VIRGINIA TECH FACULTY ESTABLISH CHAPTER OF NATIONAL PROFESSORS’ ORGANIZATION

Blacksburg, Virginia, October 30, 2014 – Faculty at Virginia Tech have founded a new chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The organization serves all tenure-track and adjunct faculty, as well as graduate students.

The national organization’s mission includes promoting academic freedom and shared governance. It seeks to promote the economic security of faculty and graduate students, and to “ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good.”

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