2015 AAUP In the News

01.31.2014 | Weeks After Christie Veto, Lawmakers Try Again to Create Tuition Study Commission

“We were devastated when the governor vetoed this bill and said that it was redundant," Dan O’Connor, president of the New Jersey state AAUP conference, told the committee today. “I will have been a faculty member at Rutgers University, this July, 40 years. Affordability, I can assure you, is not being addressed.”

01.28.2014 | Northeastern Illinois Settles with Professor in Defamation Suit

"Capeheart, whose legal battle began six years ago, said via email that the September ruling most helped her case, but the recent AAUP report also likely encouraged the university to settle, in that it 'publicly exposed the university’s willingness to override basic faculty and citizens’ rights.'”

01.28.2014 | Donald Trump's Climate Conspiracy Theory

Mother Jones uses AAUP salary survey figures to "take on this idea that scientists are in it for the money."

01.24.2014 | Right-to-Work Laws are Wrong for Ohio

In his op-ed, AAUP Ohio Conference President John T. McNay explains why "right-to-work is wrong for the working and middle class, wrong for Ohio, wrong for all of us."

01.23.2014 | Crowded Out of Ivory Tower, Adjuncts See a Life Less Lofty

"From 1993 to 2011, the percentage of faculty members without tenure surged nationally from 57 percent to 70 percent, according to the AAUP, a research and advocacy group." The New York Times.

01.22.2014 | More Men Tenured at UNC

“In general, we have seen that as the academic profession has seen growth of contingent faculty — that those positions tend to be more occupied by women faculty,” said the AAUP's Anita Levy.

01.17.2014 | PSU Gets a Lesson in Tough Labor Talks

The faculty are 'up in arms,' says Mary King, an economics professor who leads the 1,250-strong PSU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. “They are as close to a strike as I might have seen in my academic career.”

01.16.2014 | Analysis of Finances Shows Layoffs Not Needed

Based on a financial analysis by AAUP-CBC Chair Howard Bunsis, Jonathan Rees, AAUP Colorado Conference co-president, asks, “Why is upper level admin going up so much?  And how can they ask faculty to be laid off given these increases in admin costs?”