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The Future of Private Universities and the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors

Event: An open discussion for UD faculty members with the director of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP 

Topic: The Future of Private Universities and the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors

During his State of the State Address, the governor of Ohio, John R. Kasic, promised several changes in education. These included aligning the curriculums in colleges and universities with vocational opportunities. In the Ohio General Assembly, senators and representatives are entertaining proposals to change the working conditions for college professors employed at public universities. At the same time, university faculty members are offering testimony to correct misunderstandings about the role universities and the college professors should play in any effort to bring about economic recovery.

The Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors is participating in the discussions. Led by Sara Kaminski, the Ohio Conference marshaled considerable expertise to suggest the ways universities can participate in any important social change. They are presenting this information in formal sessions with legislators, in informal discussions, and in public presentations. The faculty members at the University of Dayton should learn about the proposed changes, the ways these legislative acts may affect the university programs, and the relation private universities have with the Ohio Conference.

On 7 April 2011, the AAUP chapter at the University of Dayton will hold a discussion with Ms. Kaminski, director of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP about the future of private universities and the Ohio Conference. It will take place in the Torch Lounge of the Kennedy Union from 3pm to 4:30pm. Ms Kaminski has invited professors from nearby universities to assist. The School of Education will provide refreshments. All interested faculty members, university administrators, and students are invited.

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