2014 AAUP Updates

04.17.2014 | Agreement at Portland State

This spring, for the first time in its 35-year history, the Portland State University AAUP chapter voted to strike. Instead, on the scheduled strike date of April 16, chapter members found themselves celebrating a 97 percent ratification vote for a new contract.

04.17.2014 | Election Ballots Have Been Tallied

Ballots for the 2014 national officer and council elections have been tallied. Wright State University professor Rudy Fichtenbaum has been elected to another term as president of the AAUP. 

03.31.2014 | How Managerial Are Faculty?

AAUP brief urges the NLRB to look closely at claims that private-college faculty have too much managerial power to have collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

03.18.2014 | Letter Urges Legislature To Restore Funding

Penalizing state educational institutions financially simply because members of the legislature disapprove of specific elements of the educational program is educationally unsound and constitutionally suspect: it threatens academic freedom and the quality of education.

03.17.2014 | National Office Closed March 17

The National Office is closed on March 17 due to another snow storm.

03.17.2014 | Bar Association Affirms Tenure

In a victory for academic freedom and tenure, the ABA has rejected proposals to eliminate or water down the tenure provisions in the accreditation standards for law schools. The AAUP vigorously opposed the removal of tenure from the accreditation standards.

03.06.2014 | PSU Faculty Approve Strike

The faculty at Portland State University voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if an agreement can't be reached with the school administration on a new contract. A strike date has not been set.

03.05.2014 | Nominations Open for Professors of the Year

The AAUP is a proud supporter of the US Professors of the Year program, which names four national-level winners each year. There are also awards for state-level winners in most states.

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