2013 AAUP In the News

08.14.2013 | AAUP Names Julie Schmid as Executive Director

Read about Julie Schmid, the AAUP's new executive director, in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

08.13.2013 | Merit Furloughs

As the state legislature discusses reinstating merit  raises, Angela Brommel, president of the Nevada Faculty Alliance-AAUP tells Inside Higher Ed, "We’re still trying to work on reinstatement of full pay. It’s impacting our ability to recruit and retain faculty.”

08.06.2013 | Petraeus Rebuilds his Reputation

One of the ways he plans to rebuild his reputation is by teaching at outrageous rates. Listen to the AAUP's Martin Snyder discuss David Petreaus and his position lecturing at CUNY

08.06.2013 | University Inc.

"“We are saying that these collaborations are inevitable, and often good, but that they have to be done in the right way,” AAUP past president Cary Nelson said about academic-industry collaborations

08.06.2013 | Faculty Aren't Cause of Tuition Increases

President of the AAUP Ohio Conference John McNay explains what is the cause and concludes,"The cause of higher tuition costs is multi-faceted. The solution must be multifaceted, as well."

08.02.2013 | Texas Community College Fires Tenured Faculty Activist

Ann McGlashan, president of  the Texas state AAUP conference, told The Chronicle that "it is disturbing when a good and popular professor is terminated, not by his faculty peers passing judgment on his competency, but by a board of officials using the language of 'insubordination.' The ideas of 'academic freedom' and 'due process' may be uncomfortable for some, but they are the bedrock principles of our greatest institutions of higher education." Read the AAUP's letter to the admi

07.24.2013 | Rutgers Sticking it to Students... Again

According to a statement by the Rutgers AAUP-AFT chapter, increasing "tuition by 3.5 percent and fees by another 2.5 percent adds insult to injury for our students already struggling with mounting student debt and our faculty and staff struggling to maintain a decent standard of living."

07.20.2013 | SLU Criticized for Reduced Faculty Raises

"Citing AAUP policy statements on freedom of expression, Kreiser said that it is 'essential that faculty members have the academic freedom to express their professional opinions without fear of reprisal.'”  Read the rest of the article and the AAUP's letter to learn more.