2015 AAUP In the News

06.11.2014 | School President: Costly lawsuits still plague B-CU

“This is very much exhibit number one as far as the sense of adopting such procedures to avoid litigation,” said AAUP's Anita Levy. Dealing with lawsuits “certainly detracts from attention to educational matters, the students — it's got to take a lot of the administrators' time.”

06.10.2014 | Top Administrators Out-Earn Knapp

“It has been a trend,” AAUP past president Cary Nelson said. “It’s mirroring the incredible and obscene increases in the salaries of corporate CEOs so that universities are more and more imitating those employers.”

06.10.2014 | College Headhunters, Accustomed to Secrecy, Find Themselves Under Scrutiny

"Mr. Tiede and Mr. Theune wrote a report on provost searches that will be presented on Friday at the annual conference of the AAUP, in Washington."

06.09.2014 | Temple Probing Funding of Two Professors' Research

Several experts said researchers should disclose their funding source at every step once the research becomes public, whether in a working paper posted online or a final version in a journal. "It's quite disingenuous to say the funding source shouldn't have gone on the working paper," said Cary Nelson, former president of the AAUP and an expert on faculty conflict of interest.

06.05.2014 | Input Not Wanted

AAUP member Robert O’Neil said it was “crucial and compelling” to involve the faculty in presidential searches. “At whatever level, substantial faculty involvement in senior administrative searches strikes me as crucial.  Especially against a history of prior involvement, the [Nebraska] modification strikes me as regrettable.”

05.29.2014 | U. of Oregon’s New Academic-Freedom Policy Protects Students and Staff

The policy has been heralded as among the nation’s strongest by the institution’s fledgling faculty union, United Academics of the University of Oregon, which is affiliated with both the AAUP and the AFT.

05.29.2014 | Transparency vs. Censorship

Just last month, Virginia’s high court upheld UVA’s right not to disclose a professor’s emails about his work on climate change to a conservative organization that requested their release under FOIA. Now the university is again being asked to disclose a faculty member’s email correspondence and other personal records


05.21.2014 | When Academic Freedoms and Modern Media Collide

Policies that restrict such freedom will only undermine the ability of colleges and universities to fulfill their mission and serve the common good. And institutions that fail to defend academic freedom — in social media or anywhere else — almost always end up harming themselves most of all.