2015 AAUP Updates

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.

01.24.2013 | Petition Against Cuts at Bowling Green

The administration at Bowling Green State University in Ohio has abruptly announced plans to cut 100 full-time faculty by fall 2013. Help our colleagues at Bowling Green and take a stand for quality education by signing this petition.

01.24.2013 | Contingent Faculty in Governance

A new report examines issues surrounding the participation in governance of faculty in contingent appointments recommends guidelines for inclusion.

01.10.2013 | Revised Statement on Librarians

The AAUP has issued a revised version of the 1973 Statement on the Faculty Status of College and University Librarians. The revision builds on the earlier statement's call for granting faculty status to librarians involved in teaching and research.