2014 News

10.09.2013 | How to Get College Tuition Under Control

In the past decade, college tuition has risen three times as fast as the consumer-price index and twice as fast as medical care.How can that be—and what can be done about it? To answer those questions, The Wall Street Journal invited three economists, including AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum, to discuss the issue.

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.

10.03.2013 | Tenure in Academia, the Past, Present and Future

Read an interview with the AAUP's Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, & Governance director, Greg Scholtz.

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."

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