2013 News

07.16.2013 | Shortchanging Teachers -- and Students -- at Community Colleges

"The 4,000 adjunct faculty teaching in Colorado's community colleges are 70 percent of the total faculty. We teach 85 percent of all classes offered, while earning wages below poverty level, and working without health care, sick leave and opportunities for advancement," Front Range Community College AAUP Chapter president Caprice Lawless tells readers.

07.13.2013 | Weygand’s Windfall

"The average faculty salary at URI is $83,456, according to Frank Annunziato, executive director of the URI/AAUP," states this editorial as contrast to "Weygand's windfall."

07.13.2013 | CCSF Accreditation Revoked, DVC Next?

"The AAUP is the most respected body of educators in the U.S. (possibly the world!)." Read about what the AAUP is doing about the CCSF situation and how it could impact elsewhere.

07.13.2013 | Rutgers Students, Faculty Protest Proposed Tuition Hike

“Faculty and staff salaries do not account for any proposed tuition and fee hikes,” the Rutgers chapter of the AAUP-AFT said. Also watch the video.

07.10.2013 | Ball State Under Scrutiny for Hiring Professor

About a hiring that appears to pit professional competence against academic freedom, the AAUP's Bob Kreiser said, "He has the freedom to carry out the research that he judges to be appropriate, but his colleagues have the freedom as well, and indeed the responsibility, to assess his research in terms of norms of the profession."

07.10.2013 | Anthony Ingraffea: Don’t Label me an Activist

"In fact, the AAUP has recognized offering judgments on areas of expertise as one of the key responsibilities of university researchers since 1915, Nelson said. It’s why professors are encouraged to testify before Congress and are consulted by the public, industry and businesses on matters of public policy." AAUP past president Cary Nelson quoted on Politico.com.

07.10.2013 | Debate Rages Over Obama Definition of College Sexual Harassment

"While I applaud efforts by the DoJ to make campuses more safe for women,"  the AAUP's Committee on Women in the Academic Profession Ann Green told Time, “the elimination of the reasonable speech standard is potentially dangerous when controversial material is taught.” Also, read the AAUP's letter.

07.09.2013 | Developments in San Francisco Crisis

Read about the AAUP's statement in this update. For more background read Hank Reichman's "What Happened at City College of San Francisco?" on Academe Blog.

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