2015 AAUP In the News

03.20.2014 | Try Harder: Obama’s Report Cards do not Convince

Among those commenting was Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the AAUP, who said, “The creation of so-called report cards…will result in a race to the bottom, driving public universities and non-elite private universities to standardize their curricula to ensure they get a passing grade.”

03.19.2014 | Ready for a Strike at PSU

Every two years, the AAUP chapter renegotiates their biennial contract with the administration. Negotiation for this biennium began April 24, 2013. Read this story to learn what lead faculty to overwhelmingly approve a strike vote.

03.18.2014 | ABA Panel Would Keep Tenure as Accreditation Requirement

The AAUP, which has opposed the proposed rule change eliminating tenure as a requirement for law school accreditation, issued a statement Monday praising the ABA panel for keeping tenure as a requirement.

03.18.2014 | Blindsided by Layoffs

When faculty are let go due to legitimate financial exigency, said Greg Scholtz, director of academic freedom, tenure and governance at AAUP, they should have a clear understanding of why and how.

03.13.2014 | Philosophers Call for Profession-wide Code of Conduct

The American Philosophical Association now directs its members to the code of ethics created by the AAUP and to documents on its own website specific to topics such as discrimination, sexual harassment and others.

03.13.2014 | Portland State University Faculty Approve Strike

The faculty at Portland State University has voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike.

03.12.2014 | Purdue Merger Teaches us all a Harsh Lesson

“The faculty is being asked to trust an administration that keeps saying one thing and doing another,” said AAUP member David Detmer. “No specifics on costs, timelines or anything remotely resembling a plan has been put forth, yet we are asked to cheer on such a vague plan as if it were a can’t-miss venture, when it is anything but.”

03.11.2014 | University of Cincinnati Professors Approve New Contract by More than 9 to 1 Margin

“This contract is a step in the right direction. As UC moves into its Third Century, much work remains if our university is to attract and retain the quality faculty necessary to compete as a top research and teaching university," AAUP-UC President Greg Loving said.