Spring 2019 Meeting

GEORGIA CONFERENCE OF THE AAUP
Spring Membership Meeting
March 2, 2019
Oglethorpe University
Atlanta, GA

Our guest speaker is Brian Turner, the President of the AAUP’s Association of State Conferences. He will be speaking with us about recent recommendations of the AAUP national board that will affect how the AAUP is reorganizing and decisions that will need to be made at the June national meetings in suburban Washington, DC. Our Georgia Conference meeting will need to elect our delegates to attend; we typically defray about $500 per delegate, which will only cover about one-third of the total expense involved. (When I have attended, I have combined the trip with a family vacation in DC.)

With all the recent issues affecting higher education both statewide and nationally, there are plenty of topics to discuss; as usual, the final list will be approved by our Executive Committee the evening before the meeting. The agenda will be similar to past meetings, with our guest speaker and mutual introductions / chapter reports in the morning, and our June meeting delegate elections in the afternoon. Along with that election we will have committee reports / general discussions and conclude with Steve Anthony’s up-to-date legislative report.

One of the most worthwhile aspects of our semester meetings is the opportunity to interact informally with colleagues from public and private institutions across the state and, this time, across the southeast region; and to exchange ideas not only about problems we may be facing, but also about solutions that have worked elsewhere. I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible in just one week. Bring a colleague with you!