2013 AAUP In the News

10.03.2013 | Education Finance Expert: Rising Tuition, Student Debt a Crisis

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum discusses the consequences of student debt.

10.03.2013 | Penn State Offers Health Care Plan Carrot In Place of Stick

Brian Curran, AAUP PSU chapter president, said, "The surcharge was much too severe and arbitrary, and it had the effect of driving many otherwise reluctant, mainly lower-paid employees, into complying with what they considered a very serious violation of their personal privacy."

10.03.2013 | Adjunct Mary Margaret Vojtko's Death Raises Questions on College Campuses all Across Pittsburgh

"Vojtko's death is a symbol of how extreme the situation has become for a lot of adjuncts," says Mayra Besosa, chair of the AAUP's Committee on Contingency and the Profession.

09.25.2013 | Too Quick to Suspend?

The AAUP's Greg Scholtz discusses academic freedom and how to determine what is suspension-worthy speech.

09.24.2013 | This Job Can Kill You. Literally.

"We need to support organizations fighting for adjunct rights — such [as] the AAUP. We need to stop exploiting adjuncts. It’s killing them. And it isn’t good for the rest of us, either."  Philip Nel

09.24.2013 | Non-Tenure-Track Faculty at Wright State Win Degree of Job Security

According to the new contract, after six years at the university, non-tenure-eligible faculty members who are part of the bargaining unit will have a "continuing appointment with no identified date of termination."

09.20.2013 | UO Union Cheers Labor Deal as Protecting Faculty Rights

For more information about United Academics' tentative contract agreement with the University of Oregon administration, read this article by Peter Schmidt.

09.19.2013 | Fracking Research: Playing with Fire?

In writing about agreements with corporations, past president Cary Nelson writes the universities must "maintain the standards of independent research and sustain their own honour. That is the only viable option."