2015 AAUP In the News

08.23.2013 | Disappointed, Not Surprised

“I think that colleges will be looking at ratings – looking at who’s getting the highest rating – and that will begin to drive [where they invest] their money," AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum warns regarding President Obama's proposed rating system. Also, read the story in the University Herald.

08.23.2013 | Boston College Faculty Demand Answers About Belfast Project

Read what has prompted the Boston College AAUP chapter to write three letters regarding academic freedom and procedural issues concerning the controversial Belfast Project.

08.22.2013 | Ball State fails to follow proper procedure

In his op/ed AAUP council member Daniel Murphy writes, "It is the faculty who hold the responsibility of evaluating the content of Hedin’s speech in the classroom — not the provost who chose instead to create his own rules. King’s actions stand as a dangerous precedent and cast a chill over academic freedom at Ball State."

08.14.2013 | AAUP Names Julie Schmid as Executive Director

Read about Julie Schmid, the AAUP's new executive director, in the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed.

08.13.2013 | Merit Furloughs

As the state legislature discusses reinstating merit  raises, Angela Brommel, president of the Nevada Faculty Alliance-AAUP tells Inside Higher Ed, "We’re still trying to work on reinstatement of full pay. It’s impacting our ability to recruit and retain faculty.”

08.06.2013 | University Inc.

"“We are saying that these collaborations are inevitable, and often good, but that they have to be done in the right way,” AAUP past president Cary Nelson said about academic-industry collaborations

08.06.2013 | Faculty Aren't Cause of Tuition Increases

President of the AAUP Ohio Conference John McNay explains what is the cause and concludes,"The cause of higher tuition costs is multi-faceted. The solution must be multifaceted, as well."

08.06.2013 | Petraeus Rebuilds his Reputation

One of the ways he plans to rebuild his reputation is by teaching at outrageous rates. Listen to the AAUP's Martin Snyder discuss David Petreaus and his position lecturing at CUNY