2016 AAUP In the News

09.22.2014 | Why Does College Cost So Much?

“Colleges are trying to showcase their value through visuals like dining halls, palatial new buildings and the ubiquitous rock-climbing walls, not the quality of their professors and programs,” says David Kociemba, chair of AAUP’s Committee for Contingency and the Profession. 

09.19.2014 | NMU Archives Event Illuminates History of School

One of the AAUP's responsibilities is to negotiate the faculty's employment contract with NMU's administration. Before the faculty was represented by the the AAUP, there was no contract that guaranteed them shared governance of the university.

09.18.2014 | AAUP: 40-year-old contract built Rider’s reputation

Faculty are deeply concerned by this administration’s vision for Rider’s future. Administrators come and go, but faculty and students must live with the consequences of their actions.

09.18.2014 | Trigger Warnings a Threat to Academic Freedom, Says AAUP

The full statement is a praiseworthy defense of academic freedom and unrestricted speech in higher education. Kudos to the AAUP for standing up for its members' rights.

09.17.2014 | Shooting Down Trigger Warnings

We agree with the AAUP’s stance and object to the enforced institution of academic trigger warnings on both principled and consequential grounds. While personally traumatic experiences are important to address and treat on college campuses, trigger warnings are neither a fair nor sufficient solution to such issues and would ultimately serve to undermine the fundamental values of academia.

09.08.2014 | AAUP Insists on Shared Governance in Purdue Merger

"Unilateral administration decisions do not include faculty or student participation and do not serve the public interest. Shared governance is essential to a quality university," said David Nalbone, president of Purdue University Calumet's AAUP chapter.

09.05.2014 | Over Celebration, a Storm Looms

The AAUP faculty looks to keep most of the current contract in place. They see it as proven effective in running the university smoothly and attracting quality faculty.

09.02.2014 | National AAUP Adds Heft to Salaita Case vs. UIUC

In her column, Claire Potter recommends, "Read the full letter here. While you are at it, join the AAUP: all of us should be better educated about these issues. It’s one thing for non-academic commenters on this blog to disregard the importance of universities being accountable for their own procedures and legal responsibilities; it’s another thing entirely for academics to think that academic freedom only goes to people of whose speech we approve."