2015 AAUP Updates

05.10.2013 | AAUP Statement on Academic Boycotts

The recent decision by noted physicist Stephen Hawking to call off plans to attend a major conference in Israel out of deference to an academic boycott advocated by some pro-Palestinian groups and the vote in late April by the membership of the Association for Asian American Studies to endorse such a boycott have again raised the issue of whether such boycotts violate the principles of academic freedom.

05.07.2013 | Proposed Changes to AAUP Constitution

At its November 2012 meeting, the AAUP Council approved a number of proposed amendments to the AAUP Constitution that are recommended for adoption by the 2013 Annual Meeting. 

05.07.2013 | AAUP Letter in Response to Threats to Student

The AAUP's Committee on Women, responding to threats of sexual violence against a University of Connecticut student who issued an open letter to university president Susan Herbst, wrote President Herbst  urging the university to commit time and resources to the development of sound policies and procedures for managing sexual assault on campus.

04.30.2013 | AAUP Announces Winner of 2013 Sternberg Award

This year’s Sternberg Award committee is pleased to announce Janet Golden of Rutgers University, Camden as the winner of the 2013 Marilyn Sternberg Award. The committee was especially impressed by Janet’s work on the campaign to “Save Rutgers Camden.”

04.24.2013 | UT Nursing Faculty Vote for Collective Bargaining

The faculty of the University of Toledo College of Nursing have voted for collective bargaining and will form a unit as part of the UT-AAUP. 

04.17.2013 | New Council Members and ASC Chair Elected

The AAUP elected six district representatives and three at-large members to its national Council, the governing body of the Association. Additionally, members elected a new Assembly of State Conferences chair. See the results of the AAUP Council and ASC chair elections.

04.16.2013 | AAUP's letter to FAU's President Saunders

In a letter to the president of Florida Atlantic University, the AAUP defended a communication professor’s right, under principles of academic freedom, to speak on matters of public concern without fear of institutional discipline.

04.12.2013 | Victory at Bowling Green

On April 12, 2013, the faculty union at Bowling Green State University voted 97% in favor of their new collective bargaining agreement. The contract is the first between the BGSU Faculty Association and the BGSU administration since the FA won recognition in October 2010.