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Annual Meeting

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
3:30-5:00 PM
Room 314B Illini Union



A. Election of Officers for 2013-2014

B. President’s Report: Leslie Struble


The presentation this year will be a panel discussion on the faculty role in shared governance at the UIUC campus and the effect of Collective Bargaining on this shared governance. During the semester, the Policy Committee has met on three occasions with individuals representing various positions on this issue. This program will be an opportunity to summarize those discussions and provide the Chapter members a chance to participate.

The panel will be moderated by Leslie Struble. The panelists will be:

Michael Grossman, Past Chair of Senate Executive Committee and Senate Council, who will focus on the topic of faculty participation in shared governance at the UIUC.

Ernest Benjamin, Past AAUP General Secretary, who will focus on the effects of Collective Bargaining on shared governance.

Social hour at 3:30 with light refreshments available. The Annual Meeting of the UIUC AAUP Chapter will begin at 4:00. No prior registration is required. All faculty are welcome.

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

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