2014 News

08.14.2014 | EMU Professors Concerned With School's Ties To Charters

The EMU-chapter of the AAUP has repeatedly called on Administration and the Board of Regents to sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority. Governor Rick Snyder's administration created the EAA to take over the lowest performing districts in Michigan, with a mandate to enact rapid academic improvement.

08.08.2014 | AAUP Says Israel Critic’s Case Will Hinge on Details of Job Revocation

"Whether the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign violated the academic-freedom rights of Steven G. Salaita, an Israel critic denied a job there, is likely to depend on whether campus administrators had previously made Mr. Salaita a formal job offer and whether his tweeted views on Israel were the reason they revoked it, two top officials of the AAUP said in a statement issued on Thursday."

07.28.2014 | When a College Contracts ‘Adjunctivitis,’ it’s the Students Who Lose

"When more and more universities spend time and resources hiring senior administrators and raising tuition, they devalue teaching and teachers, as well as create strained learning conditions for the most important demographic of any school: students."

07.24.2014 | Congressman Welch wins Yost Award

Upon receiving the award, Congressman Welch responded "I am especially honored that the American Association of University Professors has chosen me to receive the Thomas Yost Award on the eve of its 100th anniversary."

07.24.2014 | Confucius Controversies

"I think that (the AAUP statement) transformed this from a local debate in which people they didn’t really like were telling them something they didn’t want to hear, to something that was part of a major national issue," said Bruce Lincoln, the Caroline E. Haskell Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at Chicago.

07.21.2014 | New Politics of Partner Benefits

Saranna Thornton, chair of the AAUPs’ Committee on the Economic Status of the Profession, said AAUP guidelines on family responsibilities and academic work say institutions should strive to create academic communities in which “all members are treated equitably, families are supported, and family-care concerns are regarded as legitimate and important."
 

07.11.2014 | The One Percent: The Corporatizion of American Higher Education

Using the AAUP's annual salary report, this Forbes article reports that "student debt and low-wage faculty labor rose faster at state schools with the highest paid presidents than the national average."

07.09.2014 | In a Fight for More Funds, Professors Quantify Colleges’ Neglect of Instruction

Read about how AAUP budget analysis has emerged as a powerful weapon for faculty members battling administrators over spending.

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