2015 AAUP In the News

04.23.2014 | College Sports' Costs too High

Saranna Thornton, author of this op-ed,  is the chair of the AAUP's Committee on Economic Status of the Profession.

04.17.2014 | U. Illinois at Chicago, Faculty Union Reach Contract Deal

UIC has agreed to a tentative contract with the United Faculty Union, whose members went on a two-day strike in February seeking what they called a living wage for full-time, non-tenure-track professors and better pay for tenure-line faculty, among other goals.

04.17.2014 | UMaine System Administrator's $40K Raise Questioned

"Even within the spending that the college or university has available, the priorities have been going increasingly to areas other than the academic mission," AAUP Director of Research John Curtis tells Maine Public Radio.  Listen or read the story.

04.15.2014 | Faculty Insecurity Should Concern Students

"The Oregon State University chapter of the AAUP conducted a survey of OSU’s faculty. The findings weren’t favorable. They actually startled us."

04.15.2014 | Clowns

During last week’s title games, the announcers, the experts and the sideline reporters did not engage in in-depth discussions of the AAUP report or the Sperber book. The fans glued to the TV screens would not have welcomed a conversation on the topic.

04.14.2014 | Sudden Reprieve

"Opponents of the cuts said they a got a boost from a blog post by the New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, an economics professor at Princeton University, and the intervention by the AAUP, which sent Kalikow a four-page letter questioning whether the financial situation at the university justified the layoffs."

04.08.2014 | (Not So) Overnight Success

Talk about the boom in adjunct union growth dominated many of the conversations at the annual meeting here of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions this weekend.

04.07.2014 | Professor Pay Up 2.2%

Losing Focus: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2013–14,” says that faculty salary increases are better this year than they have been for several years. Adjusted for inflation, however, the rise in average faculty salary exceeded the rise in the cost of living by just one percentage point.