2014 News

01.31.2013 | AAUP Accuses Louisiana State U. Leaders of Stampeding the Faculty

"The American Association of University Professors has cautioned top officials of the Louisiana State University system that they appear to be trampling the rights of faculty members as they move to reorganize the system's governance."

01.24.2013 | Paternal Parental Leave

"AAUP encourages both public and private institutions to go beyond the minimum coverage prescribed by the federal act and provide some form of paid family-care leave. (AAUP recommends that all educational institutions offer paid disability leaves for pregnancy, typically six to eight weeks.)"

01.22.2013 | BGSU to Cut 100 Faculty Positions

“It is unconceivable that this will not have a negative effect on the quality of education here at BGSU,” says David Jackson, president of the BGSU Faculty Association, an AAUP chapter.

01.22.2013 | BGSU Faculty Group Blasts Mazey for Planned Cuts

After the Bowling Green State U administration announces plans to slash faculty numbers, the AAUP faculty union points out that "the result will increase the student-to-faculty ratio, class sizes will increase and the variety of classes decline. . . . students’ educational experience at BGSU will be diminished greatly. "

01.15.2013 | Shared Crisis

"Although AAUP’s investigation began as a probe into financial exigency, Bérubé said it ultimately became more about the importance of shared governance – something already 'in tatters' across higher education. The report and revised recommendations are intended to be a 'wake-up call' to faculty as well as administrators."

01.14.2013 | Colleges Roll Back Faculty Hours in Response to Obamacare

"Adjuncts are very precarious anyway,” AAUP's Gwendolyn Bradley tells NBC. “They usually have very low wages, and are often already below the thresholds for health care. But for those people who have it, being cut down to lose it is very devastating."

01.14.2013 | New 'Right to Work' Laws Could Hobble Faculty Unions

AAUP chapter leaders discuss the impact of these news laws with Peter Schmidt of the Chronicle.

01.13.2013 | We Need a 'Right-to-Live' Law to Balance Right to Work

AAUP member Brent Graves examines the parallels between between union representation and state government.