2015 AAUP In the News

10.10.2013 | Rutgers Professors Fight Deal to Offer Online Degrees

AAUP member Deepa Kumar said professors have several concerns about the deal, including that it will lead to the hiring of part-time staff to teach online classes. Faculty members concerned about academic freedom also questioned a section of the contract that allows Pearson to remove online course materials it considers inappropriate. Read the resolution.

10.09.2013 | Judge Rules for UNI Faculty Union in Dispute Over Buyouts

"Those offers were part of a cost-cutting effort that drew criticism last January from the AAUP."

10.09.2013 | How to Get College Tuition Under Control

In the past decade, college tuition has risen three times as fast as the consumer-price index and twice as fast as medical care.How can that be—and what can be done about it? To answer those questions, The Wall Street Journal invited three economists, including AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum, to discuss the issue.

10.03.2013 | Adjunct Mary Margaret Vojtko's Death Raises Questions on College Campuses all Across Pittsburgh

"Vojtko's death is a symbol of how extreme the situation has become for a lot of adjuncts," says Mayra Besosa, chair of the AAUP's Committee on Contingency and the Profession.

10.03.2013 | Tenure in Academia, the Past, Present and Future

Read an interview with the AAUP's Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, & Governance director, Greg Scholtz.

10.03.2013 | Education Finance Expert: Rising Tuition, Student Debt a Crisis

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum discusses the consequences of student debt.

10.03.2013 | Penn State Offers Health Care Plan Carrot In Place of Stick

Brian Curran, AAUP PSU chapter president, said, "The surcharge was much too severe and arbitrary, and it had the effect of driving many otherwise reluctant, mainly lower-paid employees, into complying with what they considered a very serious violation of their personal privacy."

09.25.2013 | Too Quick to Suspend?

The AAUP's Greg Scholtz discusses academic freedom and how to determine what is suspension-worthy speech.