Services

The Robert Bard Legal Defense Fund

The Robert Bard Legal Defense Fund was established by the Connecticut Conference of the AAUP in 1998 to support litigation in cses or situations where AAUP principles of academic freedom, shared governance, or due process have been violated. To apply for a grant from this fund or to request more information about them, contact Flo Hatcher at the Conference Office.

The Mort Tenzer Travel Fund

The Mort Tenzer Travel Fund was established by the Connecticut Conference of hte AAUP in 2005 to assist chapters or academic departments in hosting guest speakers in the interests of advancing AAUP principles of academic freedom and the common good. In 2009 the Executive Committee voted to extend the terms of hte grant to support travel by full- or part-time faculty for academic purposes. Tenzer Travel Fund applications are reviewed as they arrive but should be submitted at least six weeks before the date of the event. To apply for a grant from this fund or to request more information about them, contact Flo Hatcher at the Conference Office.

The George Lang Award

The George Lang Award was established by the Connecticut Conference of the AAUP in 2007 to honor the memory of our colleague by recognizing a faculty member at Fairfield University who early in his or her career has shown awareness of and dedication to important AAUP issues such as academic freedom, faculty governance, and faculty rights and responsibilities.

Conference Chapter Service Program

The Chapter Service Program is a Conference-based initiative to develop local chapters as active advocacy organizations. The Connecticut State Conference-AAUP, in collaboration with the Assembly of State Conferences of AAUP National, will provide (for minimal local financial obligation) these services and others:
– Chapter Leadership Training
– Analysis of Institutional Financial Data
– Consultation and Training in the Effective Use of Financial Analyses
– Training and Assistance in Chapter Committee A Work
– Consultation on Institutional Assessment
– Consultation on Faculty Issues in Use of Technology in Higher Education

To take advantage of the Chapter Service Program, contact the Conference Office, attention Charles Ross, Chapter Service Program Director.