NYS AAUP Agenda Fall 2016



Conference Theme – Academic Freedom and Political Activism

Meetings : Madonna Lounge in Madonna Hall (MAD building 7), D’Youville College, 320 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201 

Accommodations: Best Western Hotel ($107 room rate), 510 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14202-1304, 716-886-8333

Banquet: Allen Street Hardware, 245 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14201​, 716-922-8843


Conference registrations:  Please register by October 28th, 2016 using our online registration form.   

Registrations will also be accepted up to the day of the Conference and at the door.

Hotel Registrations:  If you need us to reserve a room for you, please register no later than October 28th, 2016 and indicate that you will be needing a room.


Academic Freedom and Political Activism – Schedule

Friday, November 11th 1:00PM-6:00PM

1:00-6:00PM (open to NYS AAUP Leadership only)

    1. Call to Order: Sally Dear-Healey


    1. Approval of NYSC Spring 2016 Meeting Minutes by Mary Rose Kubal [Report]


    1. President: Sally Dear-Healey


    1. Vice-President: Jeffrey Baker


    1. Treasurer: Pat Cihon


    1. Reports and Plans of Standing Committees
      1. Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure: Irwin Yellowitz
      2. Committee on Academic Professionals: Ellen Boesenberg
      3. Committee on Chapters, Members and Dues: Kate Eskew
      4. Committee on College and University Governance: Kimberley Reiser
      5. Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession: Derek Seidman
      6. Committee on Faculty Holding Contingent Appointment: Jeffrey Baker
      7. Committee on Government Relations: Fred Floss
      8. Committee on Retirement: Frank Higman
      9. Committee on the Status of Minorities in the Profession: Makini Beck
      10. Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession: Sally Dear-Healey


    1. Reports of Councils
        1. The National Council: Anne Friedman, Sally Dear-Healey
        2. The Independent Council:
        3. The CUNY Council: Cecelia McCall
        4. The SUNY Council:
        5. The Collective Bargaining Council: James Davis [Report]


      1. Executive Director: Tom Policano
      2. New York Academe Editor: Jeff Kraus
      3. Old Business


    1. New Business

    Dinner Banquet

    6:15-9:00  Dinner Banquet – Allen Street Hardware, 245 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY 14201​, 716-922-8843

    Saturday, November 12th 9:00AM-4:00PM  

    9:00-9:15 Welcome Remarks & Presenter Introductions

    • Sally Dear-Healey – President, NYSC AAUP

    9:15-12:00 Political Mobilization Training workshop facilitated by Samuel Dunietz, AAUP Staff, and Brian Turner of the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences

    12:00-1:30 Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Hans-Joerg Tiede, the new Senior Program Officer in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance of the AAUP

    1:30-2:45 Political Mobilization Training workshop facilitated by the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences (con’t)

    2:45-3:00 Resolution Endorsement

    3:00-4:00 Open Forum


    1 – Formation of a NYS Regional Council for the Buffalo/Rochester Area




    Samuel Dunietz AAUP Staff & Brian Turner of the AAUP Assembly of State Conferences

    Topic: Political Mobilization Training For State Conferences

    Information: State legislatures are the front lines for many issues affecting the higher-education and labor landscape. Challenges such as cuts to higher-education appropriations, competency based education, campus carry, and right-to-work legislation, among others, are issues that affect our members. Being involved in the political process is not just limited to paid lobbyists. 





    Joerg Tiede
    Keynote Speaker

    Topic: AAUP Committee A on Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance – How We Do Our Work

    Information: Senior Program Officer in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance of the AAUP