2014 AAUP Updates

08.18.2014 | Expanded Healthcare for CUNY Adjuncts

This accomplishment assures equitable access to health insurance, which will profoundly affect the lives of dedicated adjuncts, many of whom have been teaching core courses for decades. Qualified CUNY adjuncts will now be able to receive their basic health insurance through the City Health Benefits Program, on an equitable basis with full-time CUNY employees

08.15.2014 | Call for Nominations

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

08.12.2014 | Idaho Faculty Complaint Resubmitted to Accreditor

For colleges and universities, federal recognition of their accrediting body is essential. Federal student loans are available only to students attending institutions that have been accredited by a federally recognized accrediting body. Read the ISU AAUP Chapter's press release to learn more.

07.18.2014 | AERA Endorses the AAUP’s 1940 Statement of Principles

We're pleased to announce that the council of the American Educational Research Association voted last month to endorse the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure issued by the AAUP and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

07.10.2014 | "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.

07.07.2014 | AAUP Amicus Brief Supports Collective Bargaining Rights for Graduate Assistants

The AAUP filed an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board arguing that graduate assistants at private sector institutions should be considered employees with collective bargaining rights.

06.30.2014 | Harris v. Quinn Update

In this case, the Supreme Court declined requests to radically alter agency fee law, but refused to allow the charging of agency fees to certain “partial-public” employees.

06.16.2014 | On Partnerships with Foreign Governments: The Case of Confucius Institutes

Allowing any third-party control of academic matters is inconsistent with principles of academic freedom, shared governance, and the institutional autonomy of colleges and universities. Confucius Institutes function as an arm of the Chinese state and are allowed to ignore these principles.

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