AAU Headquarters in Washington DC

AAU Arts and Sciences Deans Meeting

May 5-7, 2024, in Washington D.C.

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The 2024 AAU Arts and Sciences Deans Meeting is May 5-7 in Washington D.C.

Co-hosted by University of Missouri and University of Maryland 

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Meeting agenda

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Sunday, May 5
3 p.m.Check-in at Washington Marriott at Metro Center  
775 12th St. NW Washington DC 20005 
Room Block Reference: M-QX1YOJ5 
5 - 7 p.m.

Networking Reception Hosted by Mizzou

An informal reception at the AAU Headquarters Building

1200 New York Ave NW, Suite 500 Washington DC 

Popcorn Time: Each attendee will be called on at random and have one minute to share a success from their respective university. Come ready to share your good news!

 

Meeting Attire: Smart casual attire 

Evening at the Clarice Attire: Semi-formal business attire

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Monday, May 6
8 - 8:45 a.m.Networking with coffee and continental breakfast
8:45 - 9 a.m.

Welcome from the Deans  

Cooper Drury, Susan Rivera, Amitabh Varshney, & Stephanie Shonekan

The 2024 AAU Deans Meeting will help us discuss some of the current environments on our campuses through a series of panel sessions. The topics of focus this year are Politics & Academic Freedom, Faculty Affairs, Graduate Education, and Work/Life Balance. 

9 - 9:10 a.m.Welcome AAU President, Barbara R. Snyder 
9:10 - 10:30 a.m.

Panel #1: Politics/Academic Freedom

Chair: Cooper Drury

5 minPopcorn Time: Celebrate Success
10:35 - 10:45 a.m.Break
5 minPopcorn Time: Celebrate Success
10:50 - 12:10 a.m.

Panel #2: Faculty Affairs 

Chair: Susan Rivera

5 minPopcorn Time: Celebrate Success
12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch & Discussion with Emily Miller 
5 minPopcorn Time: Celebrate Success
1:20 - 2:40 p.m.

Panel Session #3: Discussion of Graduate Education 

Chair: Amitabh Varshney

5 minPopcorn Time: Celebrate Success
2:45 - 4:55 p.m.Break/Explore Washington DC 
5 p.m.

Shuttle Departs from Washington Marriott Hotel to UMD 

Shuttle will pick-up from hotel parking lot between 4:45 & 5:00

6 p.m.

Dinner & A Show hosted by the University of Maryland

Hosted by UMD Provost, Jennifer King Rice 

 

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

8270 Alumni Drive, Suite 3800

8:30 p.m.

Shuttle Pick-up from The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center 

From the Clarice Parking Lot following the performance

Popcorn Time: Each attendee will be called on at random and have one minute to share a success from their respective university. Come ready to share your good news!

 

Meeting Attire: Smart casual attire 

Evening at the Clarice Attire: Semi-formal business attire

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Tuesday, May 7
8:30 - 9:15 a.m.Continental Breakfast
9:15 - 9:45 a.m.2025 AAU Meeting Host Discussion
9:45 - 9:55 a.m.Break        
5 minPopcorn Time: Celebrate Success
10 - 11:30 a.m.

Panel Session #4: New Ways of Working 

Chair: Stephanie Shonekan

11:30 - 12:30 p.m.Boxed Lunches 
12:30 - 2 p.m.Closing Discussion Time
2 p.m.Retreat Concludes

 

Popcorn Time: Each attendee will be called on at random and have one minute to share a success from their respective university. Come ready to share your good news!

 

Meeting Attire: Smart casual attire 

Evening at the Clarice Attire: Semi-formal business attire