2015 AAUP In the News

05.05.2014 | Church and Tenure

The AAUP, which filed briefs on behalf of the two professors, praised the rulings. It said that the court had affirmed the idea "at the heart of the case" -- that a court could apply "neutral principles of law" to evaluate the contractual claims in a way that would not "intrude on matters of church doctrine."

04.29.2014 | Class Warfare

"And yet, adjuncts now make up the largest chunk of the university-level teaching force in America—an impressive 41 percent, according to the most recent report from the AAUP. Although they are critically important to the country’s educational system, adjuncts are widely treated as disposable employees who aren’t entitled to basic job protections or support."

04.28.2014 | Texas A&M System team gives few details about candidates for president

Hans-Joerg Tiede, who serves on the AAUP committee on governance, said searches work best when faculty elect their own representatives to the search committee and warned against confidentiality agreements, such as the ones the search committee members were required to sign.

04.25.2014 | Investigating Gender Pay Discrepancy at Princeton

Citing the AAUP's compensation survey, this editorial says, "While the discrepancy at Princeton may not be the result of intentional discrimination, the Board believes that the University should investigate the source of this difference and ensure that equal pay is given in return for equal work."

04.24.2014 | Brandishing Budget Power, State Lawmakers Pressure Public Universities

“It creates a chilling environment to the idea of academic freedom to think that any time a faculty member is putting a course together that their reading materials might be scrutinized by legislators,” the AAUP's director of research John Curtis said. Also, this story ran in USA Today.

04.23.2014 | College Sports' Costs too High

Saranna Thornton, author of this op-ed,  is the chair of the AAUP's Committee on Economic Status of the Profession.

04.17.2014 | U. Illinois at Chicago, Faculty Union Reach Contract Deal

UIC has agreed to a tentative contract with the United Faculty Union, whose members went on a two-day strike in February seeking what they called a living wage for full-time, non-tenure-track professors and better pay for tenure-line faculty, among other goals.

04.17.2014 | UMaine System Administrator's $40K Raise Questioned

"Even within the spending that the college or university has available, the priorities have been going increasingly to areas other than the academic mission," AAUP Director of Research John Curtis tells Maine Public Radio.  Listen or read the story.