2013 AAUP In the News

01.22.2013 | BGSU to Cut 100 Faculty Positions

“It is unconceivable that this will not have a negative effect on the quality of education here at BGSU,” says David Jackson, president of the BGSU Faculty Association, an AAUP chapter.

01.22.2013 | BGSU Faculty Group Blasts Mazey for Planned Cuts

After the Bowling Green State U administration announces plans to slash faculty numbers, the AAUP faculty union points out that "the result will increase the student-to-faculty ratio, class sizes will increase and the variety of classes decline. . . . students’ educational experience at BGSU will be diminished greatly. "

01.15.2013 | Shared Crisis

"Although AAUP’s investigation began as a probe into financial exigency, Bérubé said it ultimately became more about the importance of shared governance – something already 'in tatters' across higher education. The report and revised recommendations are intended to be a 'wake-up call' to faculty as well as administrators."

01.14.2013 | Colleges Roll Back Faculty Hours in Response to Obamacare

"Adjuncts are very precarious anyway,” AAUP's Gwendolyn Bradley tells NBC. “They usually have very low wages, and are often already below the thresholds for health care. But for those people who have it, being cut down to lose it is very devastating."

01.14.2013 | New 'Right to Work' Laws Could Hobble Faculty Unions

AAUP chapter leaders discuss the impact of these news laws with Peter Schmidt of the Chronicle.

01.13.2013 | We Need a 'Right-to-Live' Law to Balance Right to Work

AAUP member Brent Graves examines the parallels between between union representation and state government.

01.11.2013 | AAUP Releases Revised Statement on Faculty Status of College Librarians

Read about the AAUP's newest statement, Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians.

01.07.2013 | Least Stressful Job? Really?

Saranna Thornton, an economics professor at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia and chair of the American Association of University Professors' Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession, said that she found CareerCast's analysis "sophomoric at best."