2015 AAUP In the News

07.24.2014 | Congressman Welch wins Yost Award

Upon receiving the award, Congressman Welch responded "I am especially honored that the American Association of University Professors has chosen me to receive the Thomas Yost Award on the eve of its 100th anniversary."

07.24.2014 | Confucius Controversies

"I think that (the AAUP statement) transformed this from a local debate in which people they didn’t really like were telling them something they didn’t want to hear, to something that was part of a major national issue," said Bruce Lincoln, the Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at Chicago.

07.21.2014 | New Politics of Partner Benefits

Saranna Thornton, chair of the AAUPs’ Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession, said AAUP guidelines on family responsibilities and academic work say institutions should strive to create academic communities in which “all members are treated equitably, families are supported, and family-care concerns are regarded as legitimate and important."

07.11.2014 | The One Percent: The Corporatizion of American Higher Education

Using the AAUP's annual salary report, this Forbes article reports that "student debt and low-wage faculty labor rose faster at state schools with the highest paid presidents than the national average."

07.09.2014 | In a Fight for More Funds, Professors Quantify Colleges’ Neglect of Instruction

Read about how AAUP budget analysis has emerged as a powerful weapon for faculty members battling administrators over spending.

06.25.2014 | A Lesson in Disparity

"When a college or university president has an annual salary 50 times what some faculty and staff earn, the institution delivers a powerful message about its values," writes AAUP past president Cary Nelson.

06.25.2014 | Tenure helps protect teachers from political whims

"By 1915, The AAUP set in motion what is academic freedom or tenure. Without union backing, tenure for Georgia public school teachers is a joke. Teachers can get fired because the superintendent’s niece needs a job as easily as they can for advocating for their school’s music program."

06.23.2014 | The Price of Confucius Institutes

This Washington Post editorial states, "But academic freedom cannot have a price tag. Universities should publish their agreements to show there is no possibility of Chinese discrimination and suppression. If they can’t or won’t do so, the programs should end."