Investigations

New AAUP Investigation Report

AAUP reports outrageous violations of faculty rights at Clark Atlanta University.

Texas Administrators Violated Academic Standards

AAUP issued a new investigation report regarding the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 

AAUP Report Finds Violations of Academic Freedom

Administrators at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge violated the academic freedom of two  faculty members--one tenured, one in a contingent appointment. 

Report Finds Violations of Academic Freedom

A new AAUP report, which appears in the 2011 Bulletin of the AAUP that accompanies this issue of Academe, finds violations of academic freedom in two cases at Louisiana’s flagship public institution, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. The cases were investigated and the report written by a committee of AAUP members with no previous involvement with the individuals in question. The first case, affecting a nontenured associate professor of engineering, involves freedom in pursuing research, publication, and extramural speech in a politically charged atmosphere.

Crisis at the University of Northern Iowa

The University of Iowa AAUP chapter issued a statement of support for and solidarity with its sister AAUP chapter at the University of Northern Iowa. Read more about the situtation at Northern Iowa.

Layoffs at Two Louisiana Universities Violated Academic Standards

This is the third major report in five years published by the AAUP as a result of investigations in Louisiana. (4/12)

AAUP Investigating Governance Issues at UVA

On June 8, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors asked for and obtained the resignation of Teresa Sullivan from the presidency of the university without explanation to her, the other chief administrative officers, or the university’s faculty and student body of the specific grounds for its displeasure with her performance.

Academic Freedom and Tenure:St. Bonaventure University

Report arising from the termination of the appointments of eighteen tenured faculty members, on grounds of financial exigency, at St. Bonaventure University.

AAUP Releases Investigative Report on UVA

The report documents a major breakdown in governance at UVA, focusing on the role of the board of visitors and its rector, Helen Dragas, who initiated the effort to force the president’s resignation.

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