2016 AAUP Updates

03.11.2016 | Plymouth State Faculty Petition to Form Union

The Plymouth State University AAUP chapter announced this week that tenured and tenure-track faculty at the university filed a petition on Wednesday, March 9, with the New Hampshire Public Employee Labor Relations Board to form a collective bargaining chapter with the AAUP.  

03.10.2016 | Tenure Weakened in Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has adopted a policy that provides weaker protections of tenure, and thus of academic freedom, than what has long been the norm in Wisconsin and than what is called for under AAUP standards. 

03.07.2016 | Conference Grants Available for Contingent Faculty

Thanks to a grant from the AAUP Foundation, a limited amount of scholarship money is available to defray 2016 AAUP Annual Conference costs for faculty members in contingent appointments. The application deadline is March 13, 2016. Preference will be given to accepted presenters for whom the conference costs would be prohibitive.

03.07.2016 | AAUP to Investigate University of Missouri's Dismissal of Melissa Click

Julie Schmid, executive director of the American Association of University Professors, today authorized a formal investigation in the case of professor Melissa Click at the University of Missouri. In February, the board of curators of the University of Missouri system summarily dismissed Click from the UM faculty. 

03.03.2016 | Letter to UM Discusses Next Steps in Melissa Click Case

AAUP Associate Secretary Hans-Joerg Tiede sent a letter to the chair of the MU board of curators and the interim chancellor expressing concern for the unresolved case of Melissa Click. It also discusses next steps, including a meeting with the AAUP executive director on whether to authorize a staff-recommended investigating committee.

02.26.2016 | Response to MU Board of Curators' Dismissal of Melissa Click

The AAUP's Associate Secretary Hans-Joerg Tiede sent a letter to MU Chancellor Hank Foley urging in the strongest terms that the board of curators immediately rescind the notice of termination issued to Professor Click and that any future action be consistent with the institutional regulations of the University of Missouri and with the AAUP-supported standards.

02.09.2016 | Opt-In for Academe Print Edition

Following an announcement earlier this year about a new subscription model for Academe ​magazine, the AAUP sent members instructions by e-mail on February 9 about how to opt in to a print subscription by visiting this opt-in page and entering AAUP website usernames and passwords, included in the e-mail notification. 

02.03.2016 | Statement on Wisconsin Policies

The AAUP and the AFT-Wisconsin issued a statement on draft policies on tenure issued by University of Wisconsin regents, which incorporate a number of sound elements, but fall short in other areas.

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