2014 News

02.19.2014 | Agreement on Cuts at Bowling Green State

Under the agreement, those faculty members who have worked at Bowling Green full-time for four or more years will be offered severance packages based on salary and years of servic

02.18.2014 | 2-Day Faculty Strike Is Set to Begin on Tuesday at U. of Illinois at Chicago

Faculty members at the University of Illinois at Chicago are scheduled to begin a two-day walkout on Tuesday, after failing to reach a contract agreement with administrators, according to a union announcement and reports in the Chicago newspapers. The union, UIC United Faculty (AFT/AAUP), was certified in 2012 and represents some 1,150

02.11.2014 | Professor Hopes to Increase USC Faculties’ Role

"Until the AAUP was instituted on campus last year, Newfield said there was no faculty body that could raise issues of tenure and low salaries without administration present."

02.07.2014 | Report: Part-time Professors Represented Among the Working Poor

The AAUP's John Curtis said that while organizations, such as the AAUP, have been working as advocates for contingent faculty “for decades,” it’s gratifying to have the U.S. Congress taking notice of the problems facing part-time faculty members.

02.06.2014 | Does It Matter If Colleges Plagiarize Their Sexual Assault Policies?

Newsweek links to the  AAUP's suggested campus assault policies and procedures that are "based on research findings and federal laws that colleges and universities are encouraged to use as references".

02.05.2014 | Anti-Boycott Bill in Maryland; Bill Stalls in New York

Read about legislation in New York and Maryland and the AAUP's statement on legislative interference.

02.05.2014 | Administrator Hiring Drove 28% Boom in Higher-Ed Work Force, Report Says

About the report's findings, AAUP-CBC Chair Howard Bunsis says, "You're painting a pretty fair picture of higher ed. It's not what it should be. What's broken in higher ed is the priorities, and it's been broken for a long time."

02.04.2014 | A University Isn't a Business, Even in Kansas

"No wonder the Kansas professoriate and the American Association of University Professors are pushing back. The essential nature of the university — in Kansas and elsewhere — is at risk."