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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Administration Violated Academic Good Practice

An AAUP investigating committee reports that, in suspending the faculty senate and refusing to grant governance rights to contingent faculty, the administration of RPI “contravened basic principles of shared academic governance.” 

AAUP Censures One, Sanctions Two, and Removes Censure from Two

Delegates to the Ninety-seventh Annual Meeting of the AAUP  voted on June 11 to place Bethune Cookman University on the AAUP’s list of censured administrations. In addition, the delegates voted to sanction Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Idaho State University. The annual meeting also voted to remove the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans  from its censured administration list.

Developments Relating to Association Censure and Sanction

The Association’s staff has prepared the following brief accounts of significant developments during the past year at institutions whose administrations have incurred AAUP censure (for departures from principles of academic freedom and tenure) or at institutions that are under AAUP sanction (for infringement of academic governance standards).

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