2015 AAUP In the News

04.17.2015 | The New Thought Police

This essay by Joan Scott is adapted from a talk delivered in March at the AAUP’s centennial conference, held at California State University, East Bay.

04.16.2015 | Fight for 15K

“The shift we’ve seen in higher education over the last 20 to 30 years has really culminated in this huge shift in who makes up the faculty in higher education” -- something that’s not known to many people otherwise following the fair wage movement, AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum said.

04.15.2015 | Adjunct Professors are Officially the New Working Poor

"The suffering wages of adjunct professors also came to the forefront when the American Association of University Professors reported that adjuncts are paid, on average, $2,700 per three-credit course, which typically comes to $16,200 per year."

04.14.2015 | Faculty Pay and Higher Education

In his op-ed, the AAUP's John Barnshaw writes, "Over the past five years, many faculty have gone above and beyond the call of duty, whether by teaching additional courses, putting more of a focus on retention and achievement, or just mentoring. It is time that we as a society recognize these efforts by calling on state legislatures to restore total state appropriations to prerecession levels."

04.13.2015 | National Faculty Survey Out

“Busting the Myths,” the 2015 annual report of the profession, does more than provide salary data on more than  375,000 full-time instructional and research faculty from 1,136 institutions in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It also puts the data into historic perspective, and breaks down some common-held myths about the profession.

04.13.2015 | Modest Gains in Faculty Pay

"A.A.U.P.’s full-time faculty salary data are more current and comprehensive than anything available elsewhere, including from the federal government. Inside Higher Ed is the exclusive provider of A.A.U.P.’s current faculty salary survey and full data sets are available here."

04.13.2015 | A Tenured Professor On Why Hiring Adjuncts Is Wrong

Citing AAUP figures, a department chair at Columbia University explains why contingent faculty must have dignified working conditions and decent pay.

04.09.2015 | Ivy League Stiffs Its Female Profs

John Barnshaw, senior higher education researcher for the AAUP, notes that the pay gap at the full professor rank will be the slowest to change. “That’s in part because, historically, there were more male professors than women professors. As they stay—as they earn the rank of professor—their value is going to compound over time,”

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