NYS AAUP Agenda Fall 2016


Conference Theme - Academic Freedom and Political Activism

Meetings [Directions]  [Campus Map]: Madonna Lounge in Madonna Hall (MAD building 7), D'Youville College, 320 Porter Ave, Buffalo, NY 14201 

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

Banquet [Directions]: 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

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

  3. President: Sally Dear-Healey [Report]

  4. Vice-President: Jeffrey Baker [Report]

  5. Treasurer: Pat Cihon [Report]

  6. 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 [Report]
    5. Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession: Derek Seidman [Report]
    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 [Report]
    10. Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession: Sally Dear-Healey [Report]

  7. 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]

  8. Executive Director: Tom Policano [Report]
  9. New York Academe Editor: Jeff Kraus
  10. Old Business

  11. 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