2013 AAUP Updates

08.24.2013 | Statement on the President’s Proposal for Performance Based Funding

After this statement was issued, Rudy Fichtenbaum was invited to write an op/ed for Times Higher Education. Read the statement, the op-ed and sign a petition asking that President Obama consult classroom-experienced teaching faculty about his proposals, and amend them accordingly

08.21.2013 | New AAUP Chapter at Penn State

Penn State faculty have formed an AAUP advocacy chapter in response to new campus health care policies imposed by the administration.

08.20.2013 | AAUP's Martin Snyder Speaks on Newseum Panel

On Saturday, August 10, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication sponsored a panel on academic freedom and the First Amendment. AAUP senior associate general secretary Martin Snyder was a panelist at the event, which was held at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

08.09.2013 | AAUP Sends Follow-Up Letter to SLU President Biondi

On August 9, the AAUP wrote Saint Louis University President Biondi a follow-up letter urging him that upon  "further reflection you will not want the concluding chapter of your legacy to be actions that call into serious question your commitment to principles of academic freedom. We urge again that you rectify the situation.

08.07.2013 | DOE and DOJ Respond to AAUP Letter

The United States Departments of Justice and Education responded to the AAUP's Committee on Women in the Academic Profession's June letter concerning the resolution agreement regarding an investigation of the University of Montana's handling of allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

08.06.2013 | Summer Institute Trains Faculty, Inspires Action

The 2013 Summer Institute was held July 25–28 in Seattle, Washington. This was an extensive four-day series of workshops and seminars that helped to prepare the 230 attendees to organize their colleagues, stand up for academic freedom, and advocate for research and teaching as the core priority of higher education. We've also posted more pictures from the Summer Institute on our Flickr page. All of the photos are licensed so chapters and conferences are welcome to download and use them in their own publications.

07.29.2013 | University of California Affirms Faculty Free Speech Rights

The University of California Board of Regents has affirmed the right of faculty to speak out about institutional matters without fear of reprisal.

07.24.2013 | The Role of the Faculty in Conditions of Financial Exigency

Recent years have witnessed massive closings of academic programs that are basic to a college or university’s curriculum, with a resulting erosion in the number and the authority of the tenured faculty.  The AAUP responded when its Council adopted as official policy the final text of a major report, The Role of the Faculty in Conditions of Financial Exigency.

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