2015 AAUP In the News

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.'”

01.24.2014 | 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?”

01.15.2014 | GOP’s Enron-esque Higher Ed Plan

AAUP-CBC Chair Howard Bunsis discusses faculty layoffs with Salon, and why you can't just fire them to pay for dorms.

01.14.2014 | Protecting Faculty Records

The AAUP's Hans-Joerg Tiede said, "As the UCLA statement notes, ‘these requests have increasingly been used for political purposes or to intimidate faculty working on controversial issues.’ Thus, it is highly appropriate for institutions to adopt statements of principles that can provide general guidance to university officers charged with evaluating individual requests for records.”