2013 AAUP Updates

03.18.2013 | Contract Agreement at BGSU

The AAUP is pleased to announce that the Bowling Green State University Faculty Association and the BGSU administration have tentatively agreed to a contract, nearly two years after the union was formed. Faculty will vote on the contract in early April.

03.01.2013 | AAUP Supports UNC Student's Right to Speak Out About Sexual Assault

The AAUP’s Committee on Women in the Academic Profession has sent a letter to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp, expressing its strong support for a student charged with Honor Court violations after speaking publicly about her allegations of sexual assault by another UNC student.

02.26.2013 | Tentative Contract at Wayne State

The faculty and academic staff union (AAUP-AFT) and the administration at Wayne State University have tentatively agreed to an eight-year contract. In addition to changes in wages and benefits, the contract establishes ongoing committees to explore the use of technology in education and the changing realities of health care benefits.

02.20.2013 | New AAUP Chapter at UVA

The recent crisis at the University of Virginia (UVA) regarding governance was the impetus for the reactivation of a dormant local chapter of the AAUP.  The chapter has adopted by-laws, elected officers, and received a charter from the national office, which recently sent an investigative team to UVA in the wake of the events of summer 2012.

02.13.2013 | New Ways to Fund Higher Ed?

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education has released three working papers with ideas on ways to fund higher education. One, by AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum, explains how to achieve vastly improved funding for higher education through a miniscule tax on selected financial transactions. Learn how to add your voice to the conversation.

02.13.2013 | Statement on Sexual Assault

The AAUP issued a new report which details the widespread problem of sexual assault on campus, and includes proposed policies to curb instances of sexual assault and provide greater support to victims of assault. The report also explains current law and proposes an increased faculty role in ending campus sexual assault.

02.07.2013 | Students and Faculty Protest Cuts

Hundreds of faculty and students at Bowling Green State University protested yesterday over the administration's plan to slash 100 faculty positions. "That is a mistake that BGSU must not make," BGSU AAUP chapter president David Jackson said. "We will be losing somewhere between 500 and 800 classes to be taught next year."

02.06.2013 | AAUP Commends Brooklyn College President

In a letter to Karen Gould, the AAUP applauds her support of a department's right to co-sponsor a controversial forum.

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