2015 AAUP Updates

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. 

11.11.2011 | Fund Teaching, Not Perks

 As the California Faculty Association plans one-day strikes at two campuses, the AAUP issued a statement of support.

11.10.2011 | Victory for Unions and Higher Ed

This week saw a historic and inspiring victory as Ohio voters decisively repealed legislation that would have severely restricted the collective bargaining rights of Ohio public-sector workers and especially faculty. Read a letter from the Ohio AAUP conference.

10.20.2011 | Academic Freedom and Tenure Report

The AAUP has issued a supplemental report on Savannah College of Art and Design.

10.08.2011 | IRBs Should Evaluate Risk Empirically

The AAUP encourages the exemption of interviews with legally competent adults from IRB oversight.