Future of the University

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Call for Papers
April 16, 2020
Oklahoma, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Intellectual History, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Teaching and Learning

Call for Papers


A Conference at the University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

April 16-18, 2020


Many institutions of higher learning are currently considering plans for a significant restructure of academic programs which raises key questions regarding the essential purpose of the American University.


Questions to be addressed include but are not limited to the appropriate role of the faculty in university governance and the determination of the curriculum;  the return on investment in education for students; the roles of education consultants and accrediting agencies in advising the future University; the role of the liberal arts in the curriculum of the future; the interpretation and implementation of regulatory policies, such as assessment, accommodation, harassment, and tenure; and the responsibilities of the University as an institution to Society.   


We seek proposals for panels, roundtables, short papers (10 minute), medium-length papers (20 minute), and long papers (30 minute).  Please submit an abstract of not more than 300 words to holly-laird@outlook.com by 17 February 2020.


(Post-conference publication and the establishment of an annual, national conference are also anticipated. The current conference is sponsored by the AAUP T.U. chapter and the University of Tulsa NEH CLS endowment fund.)



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