2015 AAUP In the News

11.04.2014 | Forget Sports, Focus on Academics

According to an April report by the AAUP, education does not seem to be the number-one priority of many universities. The AAUP report shows that spending for athletics at four-year public universities increased from 2004 to 2011 by approximately 24.8 percent. Meanwhile, spending on academic support remained stagnant, and research expenditures actually decreased.

10.30.2014 | The Syllabus: Digging into UNCG's budget

AAUP-CBC Chair Howard Bunsis examines the University of North Carolina-Greensboro's budget in detail. Read the story and download the .pdf to see the entire presentation.

10.29.2014 | Online Ed Skepticism and Self-Sufficiency: Survey of Faculty Views on Technology

"It is quite telling -- really quite a condemnation of the industry -- that 96 percent of faculty believe that if an institution is going to offer online courses, the faculty at that institution should develop the curriculum, and only 4 percent think it should be outsourced," said Craig R. Vasey, chair of the AAUP's Committee on Teaching, Research and Publication.

10.23.2014 | AAUP Comes to SHU

The addition of an AAUP chapter to Seton Hall’s campus will allow for the promotion of the “values of academic freedom on our campus, including full freedom for professors in research and publication, freedom in the classroom to discuss their subject, along with respect for the opinion of others,” said the new chapter's president Roseanne Mirabella.

10.23.2014 | Freedom to Comply

This op/ed about the importance of academic freedom cites the 1940 Statement.  "The fact remains that academic freedom is an inherent right of academia. In 1940, the AAUP released a Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure, stating 'Academic freedom is essential to these purposes and applies to both teaching and research.'"

10.16.2014 | Tenure: A Path to Academic Freedom

Longtime AAUP member Jacqueline  Wilkie  explains the importance of this process for the institution, individual faculty, and the students themselves.

10.16.2014 | Our Collective Conscience, Under Attack

In this op/ed, a Valdosta State University student warns,"For when you violate academic freedom, you are also violating the public’s trust in the integrity of scholarship and our commitment to the betterment of humanity. And that should never be taken lightly."

10.15.2014 | Stomp Adjunct Faculty Takes on Ddministration at SFCC Over Wages, Benefits

The AAUP's Miranda Merklein and Jason Elias discuss the exploitation of contingent faculty and what they're doing about it.

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