2015 AAUP Updates

02.04.2011 | AAUP General Secretary Testifies Before Committee

On February 3, AAUP General Secretary Gary Rhoades testified before the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. The committee advises the Secretary of Education on matters of accreditation. 

01.31.2011 | American Fatwa

Because faculty members have long contributed to democratic debate by expressing their views in the public sphere, it is especially notable and worrisome when they become targets of what nearly amount to an American Fatwa.

01.28.2011 | Advocacy and Faculty Rights

Update (2/1): Kristopher Petersen-Overton announced that he has been rehired. Cary Nelson called the rehiring "a victory for academic freedom and for the faculty."

01.27.2011 | Government Should Act on For-Profit Rules

The AAUP, along with thirty-seven other groups, urges the Obama administration to promptly adopt strong and enforceable rules on "gainful employment" to help curtail documented abuses by for-profit colleges.

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.