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Register Now: National Center's March 26-28, 2017 Annual Conference

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There will be required pre-registration for all workshop trainings. Links for the workshop pre-registration will be posted in January, 2017.

The conference is underwritten with a grant from TIAA-CREF.

Conference Plenary: The Impact of Anti-Intellectualism on the State of Higher Education

A featured plenary panel at the National Center's March 26-28, 2017 conference will focus on the impact of anti-intellectualism on the state of higher education.  We are pleased to announce that Susan Jacoby, the best-selling author of The Age of American Unreason and Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism will be joining Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities and Hank Reichman, AAUP Vice President, for this timely and relevant discussion.  The panel with be moderated by Frederick P. Schaffer, General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, City University of New York.

Conference Keynote Speaker NLRB Chairman Mark G. Pearce

Mark G. Pearce was named Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama on August 27, 2011. He was sworn in as a Board Member on April 07, 2010, following his recess appointment, and was confirmed by the Senate on June 22, 2010. On August 23, 2013 he was sworn in for a second term that expires on August 27, 2018. Chairman Pearce was a founding partner of the Buffalo, New York law firm of Creighton, Pearce, Johnsen & Giroux, where he practiced union and plaintiff side labor and employment law. Prior to his entry into private practice Mr. Pearce was an attorney and District Trial Specialist in the Buffalo NY Regional office of the NLRB. By appointment of the Governor of the State of New York Mr. Pearce served on several commissions as well as the New York State Industrial Board of Appeals, where he ruled on appeals of wage and hour decisions of the NYS Department of Labor. He has taught at Cornell University's School of Industrial Labor Relations Extension, and is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Mr. Pearce received his Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo Law School of the State University of New York, and his Bachelors degree from Cornell University.

Confirmed Panels and Presentations

Graduate Student Employees: Collective Bargaining After the NLRB's Columbia University Decision with Joseph W. Ambash, Fisher & Phillips, LLP, Daniel Julius, Senior Vice-President and Provost, New Jersey City University, Julie Kushner, UAW Region Director, and Wilma Liebman, Visiting Scholar, Rutgers University and Former NLRB Chairman, and moderator Melissa Korn, Wall Street Journal.
NLRB 101: A Prima on National Labor Relations Board Procedures with Karen P. Fernbach, NLRB, Regional Director, Region 2, Kathy Drew King, NLRB Region Director, Region 29, John Walsh, NLRB Regional Director, Region 1,  and moderator James O. Castagnera, Associate Provost and Legal Counsel for Academic Affairs, Rider University.
Lincoln, Labor, and Race with panelist and moderator Harold Holzer, Jonathan F. Fanton Director, Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Hunter College, Edna G. Medford, Chair, Howard University Department of History, and James Oakes, Distinguished Professor, CUNY Graduate Center.
Envisioning the Faculty for the Twenty-First Century with Adrianna Kezar, Professor of Higher Education, University of Southern California, commentators Ian Robinson, President, Lecturers’ Employee Organization, AFT, Local 6244, University of Michigan and Bonita Veysey, Professor and Vice Chancellor for Planning and Implementation, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, and moderator Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed.
Professional Development for Adjunct and Tenure-Track Faculty with Gail Mellow, President, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY and author of Taking College Teaching Seriously, Pedagogy Matters!: Fostering Student Success Through Faculty-Centered Practice Improvement, and commentators Gary Rhoades, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Higher Education, University of Arizona, and Barbara Madeloni, Massachsetts Teachers Association President.
Student Debt: We Pay for What We Value with George A. Davison, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C. and National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers President, Stephen Katsinas, Director and Professor, University of Alabama Education Policy Center, Daniel Forster, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Washington College, and moderator Martha J. Kanter, Executive Director, Civic Nation.
Federal and State Funding: Shifting Patterns and Changing Strategies with Quinton T. Ross, Alabama State Senator, Leo Welch, Legislative Officer, AAUP Illinois Conference, Michael Fabricant, PSC Vice President and co-author of Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education, Dustin Weeden, Senior Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures, and moderator Frederick Floss, Fiscal Policy Institute Senior Fellow.
International Perspectives on Collective Bargaining in Higher Education with Adekunle Theophilius Tinuoye, Chief Training and Manpower Development Officer, Michael Imoudu National Institute For Labour Studies, Kwara State, Nigeria, James Butler, Director, Faculty Bargaining Services, CAUBO, Lesley Burke-O’Flynn, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of B.C., and moderator Sara Slinn, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.
Grievance Handling and Problem Solving with Faculty and Librarians with Eve Weinbaum, Associate Professor, Labor Center & Sociology Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brandi Perri, Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst Sociology Department, and moderator Arlene King-Berry, Faculty Senate Chair, University of the District of Columbia.
Department Chairs' Perceptions of Union Membership on Academic Human Resource Decision Making with Leigh Settlemoir Dzwik, Assistant Dean, Oakland University School of Education and Human Services and moderator Arlene King-Berry, Faculty Senate Chair, University of the District of Columbia.
The Use of Mediation in Higher Education Contract Administration at Florida Gulf Coast University with Ronald Toll, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Elizabeth Elliott, President, UFF Chapter, David Steckler, Grievance Chair, UFF Chapter, and Tony Barringer, Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, and moderator Kevin Flanigan, Director of Conciliation, NYS PERB.
Shared Governance and Collective Bargaining: The Line Between with Rene Castro, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Employee and Labor Relations, California State University System, Michael Mauer, Senior Labor Advisor, AAUP Department of Organizing and Services, Joseph Fuxa, Labor Relations Manager, Eastern Washington University, Christine Miller, Chair, Academic Senate of California State University, and moderator Jeffrey Cross, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Eastern Illinois University.
Contingent Faculty Participation in Shared Governance with John D. Vander Weg, Associate Provost for Academic Personnel, Wayne State University, Thomas Anderson, Vice President and lead negotiator, UPTF-AFT, Wayne State University, Karen Thompson, Part-time Lecturer, Rutgers University and Senator for New Brunswick Part-Time Lecturers, Carl Levine, Levy Ratner, P.C., and moderator Theodore Curry, Associate Provost, Associate Vice President, Academic Human Resources; Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University.
Unionization and the Development of Policies for Non-Tenure Track Faculty: A Comparative Study of Research Universities with Karen Halverson Cross, Professor of Law, The John Marshall Law School, and commentators  Risa Lieberwitz, Professor, Labor and Employment Law, Cornell ILR, AAUP General Counsel, Lacey Wootton, Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer, American University, and moderator William Connellan, Director of Academic Support Services, University of Florida.
Multi-Institutional Labor-Management Committees for Contingent Faculty with Peter B. Doeringer, Labor Arbitrator & Professor emeritus, Department of Economics, Boston University, David Rodich, Executive Director, SEIU Local 500, Nick Anastaspoulos, Mirick O'Connell LLP, and Scot Beckenbaugh, Deputy Director, FMCS. (panel in formation)
Addressing Contemporary Community College Labor-Management Issues with Sergio Guzman, President, Rio Hondo College Faculty Association/CCA/CTA/NEA, Teresa Dreyfuss, Superintendent/President, Rio Hondo College, Mary Ann Pacheco, President, Rio Hondo College Board of Trustees, and Lynette Nyaggah, President, Community College Association/CTA/NEA.
Overtime Compensation and Pay Equity in Higher Education with John S. Ho, Cozen O’Connor, Rosemary DiSavino, EEOC Senior Trial Attorney, John Swarbrick, Associate Vice Chancellor, Senior Labor Relations Advisor and Chief Negotiator, California State University System, and Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority President. (panel in formation)
The Economics and Effect of College Sports on Campus with Chancellor Richard L. Edwards, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Gilbert M. Gaul, author of Billion-Dollar Ball, Saranna Thornton, Professor of Economics, Hampden-Sydney College, and moderator Michael Powell, NY Times reporter.
The Role of Endowments in Financing Higher Education with Kenneth Redd, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, NACUBO,
Elizabeth Parisian, Assistant Director, Research and Strategic Initiatives, AFT, and moderator Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Reporter, The Washington Post. (panel in formation)
Legal Issues in Higher Education: Annual Review of Court and Administrative Developments with Richard F. Griffin, NLRB General Counsel, John Wirenius, NYS Public Employment Relations Board Chairperson, Aaron Nisenson, AAUP, Kristin Klein Wheaton, Goldberg Segalla, and moderator Juditra Burgess, Boston University Director, Labor Relations.

Confirmed Interactive Workshop Trainings on Sunday, March 26, 2017

Special Workshop Training on Unionization and Collective Bargaining for Administrators with Nicholas DiGiovanni, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Karen Stubaus, Vice President, Academic Affairs & Administration, Rutgers University, and Margaret E. Winters, Wayne State University.
Special Workshop Training on Unionization and Collective Bargaining for Academic Labor with David Cecil, United Academics, AFT-AAUP Executive Director, University of Oregon, Deborah Williams, NEA Faculty Association President and Lead Negotiator, Johnson County Community College, Larry Alcoff, SEIU, and moderator and facilitator, Phadra Williams, NEA.
Workshop Training on Financial Data Analysis with Howard Bunsis, Chair, AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, Professor, Accounting, Eastern Michigan University, Bradley Wells, California State University Associate Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance, and moderator Jeffery Frumkin, Associate Vice Provost and Senior Director, Academic Human Resources, University of Michigan.
Workshop Training on Interest Based Bargaining in Higher Education with Shelly Chabon, Vice Provost Academic Personnel and Leadership Development, Portland State University, Janet Gillman, State Conciliator, Oregon Employment Relations Board Conciliation Services, Pam Miller, Immediate Past President PSU-AAUP, Leanne Serbulo, Former Vice President Collective Bargaining and Current Bargaining Team Member, PSU-AAUP and Phil Lesch, Executive Director, PSU-AAUP, and moderator Liesl K. Zwicklbauer, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Employee Relations, State University of New York.

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