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The UNC Chapel Hill chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) meets regularly to discuss campus affairs relevant to academic freedom, shared governance, and other issues of concern to higher education workers.

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Our next meeting will be Thursday, October 24, 4–5pm, in 108 Bingham Hall.

Please spread the word to interested colleagues and graduate students. You need not be a member to attend.

Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 25, 3–4pm, in 569 Hamilton Hall.

The agenda will consist of planning for the state conference (see below) and next steps concerning the Program in Public Discourse (formerly Civic Virtue and Civil Discourse).

NC Statewide AAUP Conference October 4–5

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Our first AAUP chapter meeting of the academic year will be on Friday, August 30th, from noon to 1pm in Toy Lounge (4th floor of Dey Hall). Please spread the word and invite interested colleagues.

We'll forge an agenda for the year, which presumably will include addressing the UNC administration's accelerating plans for a Program for Civic Virtue and Civil Discourse, intended to have influence over the curriculum as well as programming. An advisory committee has been appointed, and Robert George has been hired as its Chair, for which he'll be paid $20k. George is Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton, the leading conservative “beachhead” within higher ed.

And please save the date:

Our chapter is hosting the annual conference of the NC statewide AAUP on October 4th and 5th.

AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum will give a keynote address on the evening of the 4th, and Saturday the 5th will feature a presentation and workshop with a representative from the organization UnKoch My Campus.

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