2014 AAUP Updates

03.07.2012 | Rep. Donald Payne, 1934-2012

We are saddened to mark the passing of Rep. Donald Payne of New Jersey, who died of complications from colon cancer on Tuesday, March 6. Rep. Payne was a champion of higher education, and in particular worked hard to protect and expand financial aid programs for students. Because of his work on behalf of higher education, the AAUP presented him with the 2010 Henry Yost award. At the time, we wrote in Academe:

03.02.2012 | New Website Survey

The Association is planning to redesign our website this year. The redesigned site will reflect our anticipated restructuring into three related entities (a professional organization, a union, and a foundation). And, we hope, it will make our many resources easier to find and use!

03.02.2012 | Academic Governance Standards Require Faculty Involvement

In response to reports that the University of Northern Iowa administration, without consulting with the faculty, has proposed eliminating academic programs and terminating faculty appointments in areas such as physics, geography, religion, philosophy, and the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, the AAUP today sent a letter urging the administration to follow normative standards of academic governance.

01.30.2012 | AAUP Opposes Book Banning in Arizona

The AAUP opposes the recent move to ban certain books from the Mexican-American Studies Program in Tuscon, Arizona. Read the joint statement and the list of signatories here.

01.18.2012 | Faculty Salaries Not Driving College Cost

In a letter to Vice President Joe Biden, the AAUP thanked him for his concern about the rapidly rising cost of higher education, but corrected remarks he made Friday that suggested that faculty salaries are a significant driver of rising cost.

01.17.2012 | CUNY Pathways Project Questioned

On Thursday, January 12, responding to complaints received from faculty leaders at the City University of New York, the AAUP sent a letter (.pdf) to the CUNY chancellor and board chair setting forth the Association’s concerns relating to the adoption by the administration and governing board of the “Pathways to Degree Completion” initiative.

11.30.2011 | Oregon Ed Board Should Reconsider

In dismissing the president of the University of Oregon without consultation with the university community, the Oregon State Board of Higher Education violated fundamental standards of shared governance.

11.30.2011 | Across-the-Board Demotion Reprehensible

The AAUP denounced a move by Middle Tennessee State University administrators to impose a demotion in rank on full-time non-tenure-track faculty while threatening to dismiss any who refuse. 

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