2015 AAUP In the News

10.16.2014 | Tenure: A Path to Academic Freedom

Longtime AAUP member Jacqueline  Wilkie  explains the importance of this process for the institution, individual faculty, and the students themselves.

10.16.2014 | Our Collective Conscience, Under Attack

In this op/ed, a Valdosta State University student warns,"For when you violate academic freedom, you are also violating the public’s trust in the integrity of scholarship and our commitment to the betterment of humanity. And that should never be taken lightly."

10.15.2014 | Stomp Adjunct Faculty Takes on Ddministration at SFCC Over Wages, Benefits

The AAUP's Miranda Merklein and Jason Elias discuss the exploitation of contingent faculty and what they're doing about it.

10.15.2014 | Response to ‘Matching the Market’

AAUP member Eva von Dassow writes, "Bear in mind that faculty jobs encompass much more than teaching: Research, governance and service to our disciplines and our communities, as well as our institution, are some of the major categories of faculty work beyond the classroom. Nevertheless, lining up what instructors earn with what you learn from them should suffice to disabuse readers of any notion that people’s worth is properly measured by what they’re paid."

10.13.2014 | A New Metric

“My view on all of this is that it is an exercise not worth undertaking,” said Howard Bunsis, chair the AAUP-CBC. He said the numbers would be used to not hire full-time faculty, hire more part-time faculty and increase class sizes. In an email, Bunsis called the work a way to go about “gutting the heart of our universities.”

10.13.2014 | How UNL’s Sexual Assault Policies Stack up to National Guidelines

In 2012, the AAUP published 12 guidelines for sexual assault policies and procedures. They mostly focus on disseminating information to not only the entire student body, but to everyone who’s associated with the university and spends large amounts of time on campus. The Daily Nebraskan examined each guideline and compared it to UNL policies and procedures.

10.09.2014 | Right to Work Goes Against Democracy

Greg Loving, president of the AAUP University of Cincinnati chapter, explains that people should just no because Right to Work is the Right to Ignore Democracy.

10.07.2014 | Rider University, Faculty Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement, Avoid Strike

The university expects to vote on the three-year deal by the end of the month, said Kristine Brown, Rider spokeswoman. The union, which represents 621 full- and part-time faculty members, will vote on ratification early next week, said Jeff Halpern, chief negotiator for the Rider AAUP.