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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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