2014 AAUP Updates

10.07.2013 | AAUP Opposes "Pay It Forward" Tuition Plan

The American Association of University Professors has signed on to a statement opposing the proposed “Pay It Forward” tuition plan, in which students would not pay up front for a public college education, but instead pay a percentage of their income for about twenty-five years following graduation.

09.23.2013 | Groundbreaking Contract at Wright State

A first contract for non-tenure track faculty provides unprecedented job security language.

09.10.2013 | Chapter Statement on Professor's Removal

The MSU AAUP chapter says a student video is not an adequate basis for immediate punishment.

08.24.2013 | Statement on the President’s Proposal for Performance Based Funding

After this statement was issued, Rudy Fichtenbaum was invited to write an op/ed for Times Higher Education. Read the statement, the op-ed and sign a petition asking that President Obama consult classroom-experienced teaching faculty about his proposals, and amend them accordingly

08.21.2013 | New AAUP Chapter at Penn State

Penn State faculty have formed an AAUP advocacy chapter in response to new campus health care policies imposed by the administration.

08.20.2013 | AAUP's Martin Snyder Speaks on Newseum Panel

On Saturday, August 10, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication sponsored a panel on academic freedom and the First Amendment. AAUP senior associate general secretary Martin Snyder was a panelist at the event, which was held at the Newseum in Washington, DC.

08.09.2013 | AAUP Sends Follow-Up Letter to SLU President Biondi

On August 9, the AAUP wrote Saint Louis University President Biondi a follow-up letter urging him that upon  "further reflection you will not want the concluding chapter of your legacy to be actions that call into serious question your commitment to principles of academic freedom. We urge again that you rectify the situation.

08.07.2013 | DOE and DOJ Respond to AAUP Letter

The United States Departments of Justice and Education responded to the AAUP's Committee on Women in the Academic Profession's June letter concerning the resolution agreement regarding an investigation of the University of Montana's handling of allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

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