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November 2016
Register Now for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 20 17 in New York City  
Conference Registration and Hotel Reservation Information  
Conference registration includes panels and workshops on important contemporary issues in higher education and the professions, along with a Sunday evening buffet dinner, and a continental breakfast and lunch on Monday and Tuesday.
On-line Registration for the National Center's 2017 conference is now available.  

Mail-in Registration: download the form and mail it in with your conference registration fee to the National Center.

Hotel Reservation Information  for the Affinia Dumont and Shelburne. Availability for the hotel group rate is limited.  Hotel reservations must be made before February 24, 2017

Conference Location Map

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

The 2017 conference is underwritten with a grant from 

Conference Keynote Speaker: NLRB Chairman Mark G. Pearce

National Labor Relations Board Chairman Mark G. Pearce will be the keynote speaker at our 2017 annual conference. Mr. Pearce was named NLRB Chairman by President Barack Obama on August 27, 2011. Mr. Pearce 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 in courts and before administrative agencies.

Confirmed Panels and Workshops 
Plenary Session: 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 9A 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.  

The Impact of Anti-Intellectualism on the State of Higher Education  with Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities, Henry Reichman, AAUP Vice President, and moderator Frederick Schaffer, General Counsel and Senior Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs, City University of New York. (panel in formation)

Lincoln and Labor 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 with moderator
Scott Jaschik, Editor, Inside Higher Ed. (panel in formation)

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. (panel in formation) 

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.   

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, Nigera, 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, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Associate Professor, Labor Center & Sociology Department and 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.

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 at Rutgers University and Senator for New Brunswick Part-Time Lecturers, and Carl Levine, Levy Ratner, P.C.

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, with commentators  Risa 
Lieberwitz, Professor, Labor and Employment Law, Cornell ILR, AAUP General Counsel and  Lacey Wootton, Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer, American University. (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. (panel in formation) 

The Economics and Effect of College Sports on Campus with Gilbert M. Gaul, author of Billion-Dollar Ball, and Saranna Thornton, Professor of Economics, Hampden-Sydney College. (panel in formation)

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)
Sunday March 26, 2017  Interactive Workshop Trainings

Special Workshop Training for Administrators on Unionization and Collective Bargaining with Nicholas DiGiovanni, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Karen R. Stubaus, Vice President, Academic Affairs & Administration, Rutgers University, and Margaret E. Winters, Wayne State University. 

Special Workshop Training for Academic Labor on Unionization and Collective Bargaining 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, 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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