2014 AAUP In the News

10.14.2013 | Making Wellness Work at Penn State

On Sept. 26, the University Faculty Senate voted overwhelmingly to repudiate the Penn State administration’s ill-conceived "Take Care of Your Health" program, with its intrusive questionnaire...mandatory "health screenings" by third-party medical technicians, and regressive penalties for noncompliance.

10.11.2013 | Who Holds the Rights?

Faculty must defend their rights to their intellectual property, which are increasingly under threat, according to a draft report released Thursday by the American Association of University Professors.

10.10.2013 | Rutgers Professors Fight Deal to Offer Online Degrees

AAUP member Deepa Kumar said professors have several concerns about the deal, including that it will lead to the hiring of part-time staff to teach online classes. Faculty members concerned about academic freedom also questioned a section of the contract that allows Pearson to remove online course materials it considers inappropriate. Read the resolution.

10.09.2013 | Judge Rules for UNI Faculty Union in Dispute Over Buyouts

"Those offers were part of a cost-cutting effort that drew criticism last January from the AAUP."

10.09.2013 | How to Get College Tuition Under Control

In the past decade, college tuition has risen three times as fast as the consumer-price index and twice as fast as medical care.How can that be—and what can be done about it? To answer those questions, The Wall Street Journal invited three economists, including AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum, to discuss the issue.

10.03.2013 | Tenure in Academia, the Past, Present and Future

Read an interview with the AAUP's Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, & Governance director, Greg Scholtz.

10.03.2013 | Education Finance Expert: Rising Tuition, Student Debt a Crisis

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum discusses the consequences of student debt.

10.03.2013 | Penn State Offers Health Care Plan Carrot In Place of Stick

Brian Curran, AAUP PSU chapter president, said, "The surcharge was much too severe and arbitrary, and it had the effect of driving many otherwise reluctant, mainly lower-paid employees, into complying with what they considered a very serious violation of their personal privacy."