2014 AAUP Updates

01.04.2011 | One Story That Grew a Life of its Own

On July 22, 2010, AAUP president Cary Nelson discussed BP, academic freedom, and the perils of corporate funding in "BP and Academic Freedom" with Inside Higher Ed. The story went viral and to Congress.

11.30.2010 | Reopening Antioch

In an open letter to Antioch's new president and the college's stakeholders, the AAUP reminds the college of its responsibilities.

10.08.2010 | IRS Deadline for Chapters and Conferences

AAUP chapters and conferences must file 990-N postcards by October 15 to retain tax-exempt status.

08.27.2010 | Administrative Costs Rise as State Support Dwindles

The Goldwater Institute report Administrative Bloat at American Universities: The Real Reason for High Costs in Higher Education highlights dramatic growth from 1993–2007 in administrative positions in universities as compared to positions in instruction, research, and service.

08.26.2010 | A Day to Defend Public Education

 October 7, 2010, has been designated as a national day of action to defend public education and to protest its privatization.

08.09.2010 | Leaving the Job Undone

Update: H.R. 1586 was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives. 

08.03.2010 | Scientific Data Must Be Released

The AAUP has joined the National Wildlife Federation and prominent scientists and researchers in an open letter to attorney general Eric Holder and BP CEO Robert Dudley asking for full public release of all scientific data related to the Gulf Coast oil disaster. (8/3)

06.25.2010 | Academic Freedom in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania State Senate has unanimously passed a law requiring faculty members to choose "the least expensive, educationally sound textbooks." This vague and possibly unenforceable standard undermines the right of faculty members to select the best textbook. 

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