Indiana Conference AAUP Spring 2012 Meeting Program
University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana April 21, 2012
Trustees Dining Room (First Floor)
Schwitzer Student Center on the campus of the University of Indianapolis
9:00AM Registration 9:30AM Dan Murphy: President's Report 10:00AM Mark St. John: Report on the Indiana General Assembly Session 10:30AM Break 10:45AM Ken Sauer, Senior Associate Commisioner for Research and Academic Affairs, ICHE 12:00 noon Lunch, Trustees Dining Room, Schwitzer Student Center
Featured Speaker: Patrick Alles, Independent Colleges of Indiana
Registration and lunch are FREE for this meeting. Take this as an opportunity to invite a colleague.
While it is completely voluntary, we are inviting you to make a contribution to the Faculty for Higher Education fund. Contributions to this fund help monitor higher education issues as they are processed by the Indiana State Legislature.
Please check one of the options on the form below and return by Thursday, April 19.
Mail to: Prof. Perry Kea, Dept. of Philosophy & Religion, University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227 or email: firstname.lastname@example.orgDownload Form (Doc)
Directions and maps to the University of Indianapolis are available at http://www.uindy.edu/map-and-directions. The Schwitzer Student Center is" G" on the campus map.
There is ample free parking nearby.
The Executive Board of the Indiana Conference of the AAUP invites our colleagues to join us in remembering Professor Larry Stearns of Vincennes University, who unexpectedly passed away February 4. Professor Stearns played an important role in building the strength of our Conference. We share the loss of Larry with his family and colleagues.
Indiana Senate Passes SB 182 - AAUP Expresses Concern
Last week the Indiana Senate passed SB 182 with a vote of 50-0. Prior to passage, representatives of the Indiana Conference of the AAUP gave testimony before the Senate Education Committee expressing concerns about the effects of the bill on the quality of higher education in Indiana and the bill's lack of acknowledgement of the role of faculty in determining curricula.
Below is a link to the bill. Please share it with colleagues. Begin a conversation with colleagues, administrators, and if there is time, with legislators.
The bill has now moved to the House of Representatives for further consideration. We anticipate that the proposal will be heard in the House Education Committee. We will keep you posted on the legislation’s progress and suggested activities on your part.