2015 AAUP Updates

08.06.2015 | University’s Attempt to Dismiss Salaita Suit Over “Uncivil” Tweets Rejected by Court

The court firmly rejected the university’s claim that it did not have a contract with Professor Salaita, stating, “If the Court accepted the University’s argument, the entire American academic hiring process as it now operates would cease to exist.”

07.20.2015 | AAUP and AFT-Wisconsin Stand Together

In the wake of legislative attacks on higher education in the state, we call on regents, administrators, and faculty and academic staff in Wisconsin to work together to develop policies in line with AAUP standards.

07.09.2015 | AAUP to Issue Supplementary Report on LSU

This supplementary report  will only be the seventh such report ever issued by the AAUP. For further background on LSU, see Academic Freedom and Tenure: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge issued in 2011.

06.30.2015 | Agency Fee in the Supreme Court

As the Supreme Court takes up the Friedrichs case, the AAUP and AAUP-CBC stand with all of labor in defending collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.

06.16.2015 | Annual Conference Highlights

Highlights from the 2015 Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education.

06.15.2015 | Wisconsin Higher Ed Under Attack

The AAUP's 101st Annual Meeting passed a resolution that voiced concerns regarding the proposals for action by the Wisconsin legislature later this month.

06.15.2015 | Presidential Address

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum told the 101st annual meeting that we need a bigger and more inclusive AAUP to fight concerted political attacks on higher education as a public good.

06.05.2015 | AAUP Letter on Closure of Sweet Briar College

On June 5, the AAUP sent a letter to the president of Sweet Briar College lamenting the recent decision by the college's board to close the institution.