Diversity and Privilege

We need to understand how privilege works before we can make diversity work.

1997 AAUP Resolution on Affirmative Action

Passed at Eighty-Third AAUP Annual Meeting, June 1997, the Eighty-third Annual Meeting of the AAUP reaffirms the Association’s continuing opposition to discrimination and our principled and vigorous support for affirmative action and calls upon the higher education community to work toward the elimination of discrimination and to maintain effective affirmative action programs.

How to Recruit and Promote Minority Faculty: Start by Playing Fair

Sometimes, you have to review the rules of the game to make sure that you are applying them fairly to everyone. Recent legal attacks on affirmative action have made colleges and universities nervous about their efforts to recruit faculty (as well as students) from underrepresented minority groups.

Building Better Scholarly Environments

Roxane Harvey Gudeman reflects on that today's students are more fortunate, for they can benefit from the diverse perspectives that have been introduced to curricula and academic communities since her student days.

Organizing Women Faculty

To be effective agents for change on campus, women faculty must work together. Women gain power through collective action, allowing them to overcome the frustration and isolation they often experience on campus. 

Educational Benefits of Diversity

The AAUP's support for affirmative action stems from the well-documented educational benefits of racial diversity in higher education. See our bibliography of studies and reports examining and supporting the benefits of racial diversity

Legal Primer for New & Not-So-New Administrators

This outline by AAUP counsel Donna Euben focuses on some of the recurring legal issues that often arise for academic administrators in dealing with faculty, including those legal “red flags” in faculty recruitment, academic tenure and promotion, sexual harassment, and academic freedom.

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