2014 News

09.11.2013 | Penn State Faculty Senate Debates Wellness Plan

"Penn State’s newly formed chapter of the AAUP, is working on drafting an employee bill of rights, and the members are planning a rally." Read an update in the New York Times.

09.10.2013 | MSU Professor Stresses Importance of Due Process in Penn Affair

Listen to an interview regarding Michigan State University's barring of a  faculty member who was surreptitiously videotaped by a student from teaching for the rest of the semester.

09.10.2013 | New Threat to Shared Governance

Regarding the proposed changes, Julie Schmid says, "This is all about the further corporatization of public higher ed in this state and the further privatization of a common good [...] and it puts the [university] outside of the norm for U.S. higher ed."

09.06.2013 | Court Rules for Free Speech in Former WSU Professor’s Lawsuit

AAUP senior counsel Aaron Nisenson tells the Seattle Times, “This was a significant case in that it further clarified when that speech is protected."

09.05.2013 | University, Professors Union Announce Tentative Contract Agreement

The administration of the University of Akron and the Akron AAUP chapter (Akron-AAUP) jointly announced that they have reached tentative agreement on a new contract.

09.05.2013 | 10 Ridiculous Perks Given to College Presidents and Celebrity Profs

Regarding New York University's loan of $1,000,000 to buy a summer home, former AAUP president Cary Nelson asks, "What the hell do they need a second home on Fire Island for, financed by the university?"

09.05.2013 | America's Growing Adjunct Crisis

"States spent $16 billion on public colleges back in 2008 – that's $2,353 less per students – while flagship university systems have since kept slashing funding, according to the AAUP."

08.29.2013 | Obama Taps UI History Professor for Group

Congrats to University of Iowa AAUP chapter president Katherine Tachau. President Obama appointed her to the National Council on the Humanities