2014 AAUP In the News

12.20.2013 | Unfettered Academic Speech: Not Anymore

The AAUP's Anita Levy said the policy "raises significant issues about academic freedom and due process," in part because it gives administrators too much power to subjectively decide what speech crosses the line.

12.19.2013 | Fireable Tweets

"The Kansas rules were adopted the same month that the AAUP issued a draft report on academic freedom in the digital era -- a report calling for as full protection of faculty speech online as in person."

12.12.2013 | After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

Jonathan Rees, co-president of the Colorado AAUP conference tells New York Times readers, "It’s like, ‘The MOOC is dead, long live the MOOC.' At the beginning everybody talked about MOOCs being entirely online, but now we’re seeing lots of things that fall in the middle, and even I see the appeal of that.”

12.12.2013 | EMU Stands by EAA Partnership as Faculty Protest

Learn more about the EMU administration's agreement with the Education Achievement Authority and the opposition to it, including the EMU AAUP chapter's picket.

12.12.2013 | Against Academic Boycotts

Hank Reichman, AAUP first vice president and chair of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, explains why academic boycotts are a bad idea.


12.10.2013 | 2 New York City Colleges Draft Rules That Restrict Protests

Barbara Bowen, PSC-CUNY president, says, that “if CUNY is to be an intellectually vibrant university, it must recognize that ‘expressive activity’ is a vital part of campus life, not a danger to be confined to narrow limits.” Read about campus protests, and how CUNY is limiting the right of faculty and students to protest on campus.

12.09.2013 | Illinois-Chicago Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike

Faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a possible strike, following 17 months of contract negotiations.