More than 270 AAUP members and academic activists came together July 23–26 for an intensive, four-day Summer Institute in Denver.Topics offered included bargaining basics, strategic use of grievances, administering collective bargaining contracts, organizing for power, building and running AAUP chapters, understanding institutional finances, and forging partnerships and alliances on campus.
“As a first time participant, I was impressed by how each session was rigorous and fun at the same time. They were full of great information, and there was much friendly and helpful discussion. As someone new to academia and the AAUP, I had a lot to learn, although I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was already a lot I could contribute. I feel much more confident now as a union board member at my institution and I hope to bring the knowledge and enthusiasm I found at the Summer Institute back to campus!” --Leonore Fleming, Utica College (pictured above)
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