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Open Meeting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
3:00-4:30 PM
Room 407 Illini Union

You are cordially invited to an AAUP Workshop dealing with academic freedom principles and issues. A panel of experts will make short presentations, lead the discussion and answer questions from the audience. This program is of particular interest to faculty and staff at all ranks.

The panelists (and some of the topics they will address) will be:

John Prussing, Professor Emeritus of Aerospace Engineering, UIUC AAUP Chapter Past President (principles of academic freedom).

Eric Johnson, Professor of Law. Past Chair of UIUC Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure - CAFT (UI policies and workings of CAFT)

Cary Nelson, Professor Emeritus of English, Past National AAUP President (national AAUP academic freedom policies including imposition of sactions)

No prior registration is required. All faculty are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For questions about the workshop please contact: Harry H. Hilton, 333-2653 h-hilton@illinois.edu or H.F. Williamson, 333-2743 billw@illinois.edu

For information on AAUP academic freedom & tenure policies and statements see: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/publications/redbook

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In 1953, with 708 members, our AAUP chapter was the largest in the country.

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