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Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance Violations at NEIU

An AAUP investigating committee’s report published in December deals with a case of tenure denial at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. The candidate, an assistant professor of linguistics, had been recommended for tenure successively during the 2011–12 academic year by his tenured linguistics colleagues, his department chair, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and, unanimously, the faculty’s elected University Personnel Committee.

UIC United Faculty Strike

Faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago are striking Tuesday and Wednesday after eighteen months of contract negotiations. A key issue is pay, especially for nontenured lecturers. The union wants minimum pay to be raised to $45,000; it’s set at $30,000 now. The union, UIC United Faculty, is an AAUP & AFT affiliate.

Read more on the UIC United Faculty website.

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