2015 AAUP Updates

04.04.2013 | Defunding Political Science Research at the NSF

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) condemns recent congressional action to defund the political science program of the National Science Foundation.

04.02.2013 | Affordable Care Act and Part-Time Faculty

Actions by colleges and universities to cut the courseloads of part-time faculty members to evade provisions of the Affordable Care Act are reprehensible. Institutions must recognize the many activities in which part-time faculty members engage, and provide benefits accordingly.

03.25.2013 | AAUP Updates FMLA Guidebook

To clarify how to apply the FMLA in academic settings, the AAUP produced a guidebook, authored by attorney Kathi Westcott and economics professor Saranna Thornton and now available online in an updated edition.

03.20.2013 | Washington state's "Freedom to Innovate" Act Fails to Advance

The AAUP-supported legislation is effectively dead for the 2013 legislative session, having failed to pass out of the Senate Higher Education Committee prior to cut-off.

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.

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