2014 News

06.19.2013 | Budget Woes Are No Excuse

Read this story and a sampling of other stories about the censure actions of the AAUP's Annual Meeting in The Advocate, Chicago Tribune, The Chronicle of Higher Education,

06.19.2013 | AAUP Sees MOOCs as Spawning New Threats to Professors' Intellectual Property

During the opening session at the AAUP's Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, past president Cary Nelson warned about MOOCs, saying ""If we lose the battle over intellectual property, it's over." Also, read the articles in City Town Info Education Channel , the Examiner,

06.11.2013 | New Test to Measure Faculty Collegiality Produces Some Dissension Itself

One of the highlights of the AAUP's Annual Conference will be four days of presentations by faculty members and administrators from around the country. The presentations begin Wednesday, June 12, and continue through Saturday, June 15. In this article, Peter Schmidt features one of the presentations.

06.07.2013 | AAUP Questions Agreement in Sex-Assault Inquiry at U. of Montana

Read the Chronicle of Higher Education's story about the AAUP's letter to Thomas E. Perez, assistant attorney general in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil-rights division, and Russlynn H. Ali, the U.S. Department of Education’s former assistant secretary for civil rights.

06.07.2013 | Ball State Trustees Approve 3% Funding for Faculty Wages

"The AAUP reported in April that the continuing rise of non-tenure-track faculty members, the sharp decline in state appropriations for higher education and the growing salary disadvantage for faculty members teaching in the public sector remained as the 'three perennial concerns.'”

06.06.2013 | Does Your Campus Have A Social-Media Policy?

In the Chronicle of Higher Education's blog, Prof Hacker, George Williams leads a discussion on campus social media policies and explains how the AAUP's 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure applies.

06.04.2013 | Bethune-Cookman Still Faces Long List of Employee Lawsuits

The AAUP's Anita Levy told the News Journal that Bethune-Cookman will remain on the AAUP's list of censured administrations "until (administrators) demonstrate they have revised their policies and made an effort to compensate the faculty who were the subject of the report as well as to be sure the overall climate for academic freedom and tenure is good."

05.30.2013 | AAUP Urges Talk Between Colleges' Boards and Faculties

Richard D. Legon, president of the AGB, told The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, "We commend the AAUP for focusing on the issue of faculty and board awareness of each other's roles.