2014 AAUP Updates

12.19.2013 | AAUP Colorado Conference Condemns University

This statement condemns the University of Colorado’s treatment of a sociology professor as a clear violation of academic freedom and an unwarranted infringement on her professional obligation to choose effective instructional methods to communicate disciplinary knowledge in her classroom.

12.16.2013 | AAUP Statement on ASA Vote

The AAUP today released a statement on the vote announced this morning by the membership of the American Studies Association (ASA) to endorse an academic boycott of Israel. While the AAUP takes no position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we have opposed all academic boycotts in principle since 2005 when we published our report On Academic Boycotts.

12.06.2013 | Open Letter to Members of the American Studies Association

The AAUP, which opposes academic boycotts as violations of academic freedom, is disappointed by the ASA council’s vote and urges ASA members to reject this resolution.

12.06.2013 | In New Hampshire, Lecturers Bid for Union

Elections are being held February 12 and 20 for full-time non-tenure-track lecturers at the University of New Hampshire, who have launched a bid to form a union chapter of the AAUP.

11.07.2013 | Statement on the Freedom to Teach

The AAUP has released a brief statement on the freedom to teach. The statement, which you can read here, discusses issues that arise when multiple faculty members work together to teach different sections of the same course.

10.25.2013 | Coalition Protests Ideological Exclusion

The AAUP has joined with the American Civil Liberties Union and the PEN America Center to urge the US government to grant a visa to a London-based human rights advocate who has been waiting for more than a year and a half for a visa for travel to the United States to speak at Harvard and other venues.

10.17.2013 | The Growing Crisis in Higher Ed

Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP president, spoke recently at University of Cincinnati on the growing crisis of student loan debt and increasing tuition, and decreasing funding for public colleges and universities.

10.17.2013 | CFA Celebrates Thirty Years

The AAUP congratulates the California Faculty Association, an AAUP affiliate, on a strong thirty years.

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