AAUP Summer Institute!

The AAUP’s Summer Institute at San Diego State is July 29 through August 1st. For more info and a complete schedule you can go here: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/about/events/SI/default.htm.

The Summer Institute consists of a number of workshops on various topics, such as “50 Years of the Master Plan for California Public Higher Education: Are We Keeping the Promise?”; “Organizing 101: Building a Strong Chapter”; “Professing Solidarity: Is There a Role for Faculty and the Graduate-Student Labor Movement?”; “African American Faculty and Academic Freedom in Higher Education”; “Crash Course in Analyzing your Institution’s Financial Health”; “Media Outreach: How to Get Noticed and What to do Once You Are,” and “Public Medical Schools, Corporate Model: How Can Faculty Fix What Ails Their Core Mission,” (co-presented by Stan Glantz at UCSF), among many other useful workshops.

The Summer Institute happens annually, but moves around the country. So, if interested, this would be a good opportunity to attend for Santa Cruz faculty, and, importantly, make connections with faculty involved in organizing around California.

The registration deadline of July 3rd, 2010 is fast approaching. Some scholarships are available to cover the registration costs and the cost of travel. If interested in applying for a scholarship, email ssmith@aaup.org.

Go here for more information about the Summer Institute and to register: AAUP Summer Institute