2015 AAUP In the News

11.15.2013 | WT, AC Increase Faculty Salaries

“It’s been something of a concern for at least a decade or more as to whether universities are able to attract the most qualified and skilled faculty,” AAUP Director of Research John Curtis said.

11.07.2013 | What Roles Are We Modeling? Gendered Academic Employment and Its Consequences

Even as the overall academic workforce became increasingly contingent, women have found themselves disproportionately in these less secure and less rewarding positions.

10.28.2013 | Western Michigan University Professors' Union Votes to Censure Provost Tim Greene

"I don't think anybody wanted it to come to this," said Lisa Minnick, president of the WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. "This is people at their wit's end."

10.28.2013 | 'Ideological Exclusion' Again?

A British human rights activist has been waiting more than 19 months for a visa to travel to the United States...“There’s nothing we can think of that would justify his denial of a visa, or this kind of delay,” said Nusrat Choudhury, a staff lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, which joined with the American Association of University Professors and the PEN American Center in sending a letter last week on Yildiz’s behalf to the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security. 

10.25.2013 | Wellness Plans, Retirement and Adjunct Health Care

"Hopefully, the rest of them with read up on the Penn State disaster before they make the same kind of mistakes” in implementing wellness plans, said Brian Curran, professor of art history at Penn State and president of the American Association of University Professors advocacy chapter.

10.17.2013 | Collegiality Not an 'Implied' Tenure Criterion

Greg Scholtz, director of tenure, academic freedom and governance at the American Association of University Professors, said the organization historically opposes collegiality as a fourth tenure criterion, mainly due to the potential constraints it puts on academic freedom. It can encourage homogeneity and chill debate and discussion, AAUP says.

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.