NYSC AAUP Spring 2022 Conference Program

NYSC AAUP Spring 2022 Meeting and Conference

Business Meeting: Friday, April 8th (2:00pm – 5:00pm)
Conference: Saturday, April 9th (8:30am – 3:30pm)

 

* PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR BOTH EVENTS *

 

Using the Accreditation Process, Along with Middle States and AAUP
Standards to Facilitate and Enhance Shared Governance

 

Link to Program: 2022 Spring Conference (nyscaaup.org)

SCHEDULE:

Friday (4/8) Business Meeting (2:00pm – 5:00pm)

This meeting is open only to AAUP members in good standing and preregistration is required. A Zoom invite and Agenda will be sent to registered attendees prior to the meeting.

2:00pm – 2:30pm            Pre-Meeting Greet and Chat (optional)
2:30pm – 4:30pm             Business Meeting
4:30pm – 5:00pm             Reports/Open Forum
5:00pm – ?                         Virtual Happy Hour

Saturday (4/9) Conference (8:30am – 2:30pm) –

This meeting is open to AAUP members in good standing. A Zoom invite and Program will be sent to registered attendees prior to the Conference.

MORNING PROGRAM (8:30am – 11:30am)

8:30am – 8:45am          Coffee Chat & Networking
8:45am – 9:00am          Welcome and Introductions (NYSC AAUP President Mary Rose Kubal & Sally Dear-Healey, Executive Director)

9:00am – 10:15am        “How to Use Governance Survey Data in Your Chapter”
Moderator
TBA                    

Joerg Tiede, Director of Research, AAUP National

The 2021 AAUP Shared Governance Survey, the first national governance survey in two decades, was a national survey of senate chairs and faculty governance leaders in similar roles. The survey covered a wide range of governance-related topics, including assessments of the relative authority of faculty and administration in some 30 areas of institutional decision-making, structural features of governance systems, the impact of the Covid pandemic on governance, and demographic information about governance leaders. In the first part of the presentation, Joerg will review central findings of the survey, including, in particular the scale used to assess faculty authority in governance. He will then review an assessment tool that you can use on your own campus to assess faculty authority, as well as the methodology for administering it, and how to use your findings.  

10:15am-11:30am       “Academic Governance: AAUP Principles, Accrediting Agencies’ Standards, and                                                Faculty Activism”

Michael DeCesare,
Consultant for AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom,

Tenure & Governance and Second Vice President of the Massachusetts Conference 

This presentation will begin with an overview of AAUP-recommended principles of academic governance, as they are set forth in the jointly-formulated Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities and derivative Association policy statements. We will begin with an overview of AAUP-recommended principles of academic governance, with a focus on the extent to which each organization’s standards define the faculty’s role in institutional decision-making. After comparing accreditors’ standards to AAUP principles, the presentation will conclude with suggestions for faculty action in the areas of governance and accreditation.  

AWARDS CEREMONY (11:30am-11:45am)

LUNCH (11:45am – 12:30pm) The ‘lunchroom’ will be open if you would like to eat together, as well as chat with colleagues and/or network. Otherwise please re-join us at 12:30pm for our afternoon program.

AFTERNOON PROGRAM (12:30pm-2:30pm)    
Moderator – TBA

12:30pm – 1:20pm  Representatives from various institutions across NYS (College of Staten Island, Keuka College, and Molloy College) will share their experiences using the accreditation process, along with Middle States and AAUP Standards, to facilitate shared governance.

1:20pm – 1:50pm    Panel Discussion

1:50pm – 2:20pm    Q & A

2:20pm – 2:30pm   Closing Remarks (NYSC AAUP President Mary Rose Kubal & Sally Dear-Healey, Executive Director)

THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!