Notice of AAUP Louisiana Conference Annual Meeting and Elections

The AAUP Louisiana Conference will hold its Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. at the East Baton Rouge Parish River Center Branch Library located at 250 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Officer elections will take place at this meeting. President Tom Miller has chosen a Nominating Committee that is selecting a slate of nominees for the offices to be filled: President, Treasurer, Vice-President, Secretary, and member-at-large. There may be nominations from the floor. 

This meeting is one of several events scheduled for that day. The Executive Committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Matthew Boedy, President of the Georgia Conference, will be our guest speaker. Dr. Boedy is an associate professor of Rhetoric and Composition at the University of North Georgia and has been a stalwart advocate for academic freedom and tenure in his state. A detailed schedule for the day is forthcoming.


On Saturday, April 22, 2023, the Louisiana Conference of the American
Association of University Professors (AAUP-LA) passed a resolution at its
annual meeting at Southern University in Baton Rouge.

AAUP-LA Resolution on Academic Freedom to Teach, Research, and Perform Service on “Divisive” Social Issues 4.24.2023 B

AAUP-LA Resolution on Academic Freedom and Discourse on _Divisive Topics_

Notice of AAUP Louisiana Conference Meeting and Symposium

The AAUP Louisiana Conference is sponsoring a symposium on the campus of Southern University, Friday and Saturday, April 21-22 in Baton Rouge.  The guest speaker and facilitator will be Bethany L. Letiecq, Associate Professor of Research Methods & Human Development and Family Science at George Mason University. She is also President of the Virginia Conference of the AAUP.

Dr. Letiecq’s topic, “Because Faculty Working Conditions are Student Learning Conditions: Building a Campaign to Improve Infrastructure” was chosen in consultation with members of the Executive Committee.  The symposium is structured to inform, organize and mobilize faculty members in proven methods of executing influential campaigns.  Soon we may need to mobilize a campaign to save tenure in our state, and Dr. Letiecq’s expertise will assist in improving the efficacy of our Conference whether the issue is decaying buildings or the protection of academic freedom

In conjunction with the symposium, President Thomas Miller has called a special meeting of the Conference to be held on Saturday for the purpose of forming a standing committee to execute future campaigns and update the membership on the state of the Conference. Additional agenda items can be sent to or no later than Thursday, April 13.


Friday, April 21

5:00 to 7:00 Wine Reception at Tsunami Restaurant, (rain option–Capitol City Grill)

Saturday, April 22

9:00 to 10:00 Executive Committee meeting

10:00 to 12:00 First Session with Dr. Letiecq

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch provided

1:00 to 2:00 Closing Session with Dr. Letiecq

2:00 to 3:00 Coffee Hour coinciding with a meeting of the AAUP Conference

3:00 Attend the Baton Rouge Blues Festival