2014 News

09.19.2013 | Fracking Research: Playing with Fire?

In writing about agreements with corporations, past president Cary Nelson writes the universities must "maintain the standards of independent research and sustain their own honour. That is the only viable option."

09.19.2013 | Penn State Backs Down

AAUP PSU chapter president Brian Curran says, "the administration has finally begun listening to the concerns expressed by these dedicated employees.... We hope that is the beginning of a new era of transparency and shared governance at Penn State."

09.18.2013 | PUC Reverses Course on Faculty Layoffs

President of the newly formed AAUP chapter, David Nalbone says, "We’re still concerned about the process and especially making sure something like this doesn’t happen again.”

09.12.2013 | Obama’s Rankings Won’t Solve Crisis in US Academy

"More government cash is the only way to cut student costs, argue Rudy Fichtenbaum and Hank Reichman." THE

09.12.2013 | Requiring Civility

About the UO administration's counterproposal regarding faculty speech, AAUP's Mike Mauer says, “It limits that to whatever the courts currently say is protected by the First Amendment, and we think it should be broader than that.”

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 | 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."

09.10.2013 | 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.