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Southeastern AAUP Chapter to host state event

aaupOn Saturday, March 5th, the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) will be hosting a statewide event on our campus. This event is open to all Southeastern faculty and instructors.  Registration is free, including all sessions, continental breakfast, and lunch.  This AAUP event is an excellent opportunity for professional development at a reasonable price (free!).

This year’s theme is: “Public Perception of the Professoriate, the University, and the Common Good.”  The guest speaker for the event, Greg Loving, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati (UC).   Dr. Loving has served as president of the UC chapter of the AAUP (representing 1800 faculty), president of the Ohio Valley Philosophy of Education Society, and has presented at numerous conferences across the country on media relations and the public perception of faculty and universities.  His work has most recently been published in the January/February issue of Academe.

The event will include a panel discussion, “The University and the Common Good: Perception, Reality, and Possibility,” featuring SE President Sean Burrage, Carolyn Fridley (President of the SE Chapter of AAUP), Dan Althoff (chair-elect of the Faculty Senate), and Glenn Melancon (chair of the Academic Council).

We are confident this event will lead to meaningful conversations about how faculty and university communities can work to shape perceptions, build cooperation, conceive and achieve possibilities, and contribute to the common good locally, in our state, and nationwide. We hope you will add your voice to the conversation.

This will mark the third statewide event hosted by the SE Chapter of the AAUP.  Previous speakers were Adam David Roth, Ph.D., of the University of Rhode Island (2014), and Irene Mulvey, Ph.D. of Fairfield University in Connecticut (2015).  We are looking forward to another successful event!

Please consider attending, and/or participating! The registration form and the call for presentation proposals can be found on the AAUP SE chapter website:    Proposal deadline is February 22 and deadline for registration is February 26.


For questions, and for more information, please contact Carolyn Fridley: