Annual and Business Reports

Report of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 2009–10

This 2009–10 Committee A report indicates the range of issues the committee addressed and the variety of activities it undertook during the past academic year. The removal and imposition of censure cases dealt with financial exigency and academic due process. The sample of cases settled through staff mediation included late and blanket notices of nonreappointment, threatened salary reductions based on novel “performance standards,” suspension and threatened dismissal following post-tenure review, and misunderstandings regarding the evaluation of a visiting professor. These matters involved a variety of institutions throughout the United States, private as well as public universities, medical schools, and a historically black college

Report of the Committee on College and University Governance, 2009–10

Issues of shared governance have always been central to the AAUP’s concerns, and at no time have these issues been more critical than during the present economic crisis. Too often administrations have used the recent economic recession to justify layoffs, furloughs, and restructuring without involving faculty in the decision making process. In these circumstances, the president and general secretary of the Association in the past year authorized the first face-to-face meeting of the Committee on College and University Governance since 2006. In addition to a meeting held in Washington on April 2–3, 2010, the committee also met by conference call on May 18, 2009, and on May 5, 2010, and during these meetings considered various ways of highlighting the importance of involving faculty in college and university governance. Without such involvement, crucial decisions affecting faculty members’ ability to carry out their teaching and research functions are made without adequate consideration of academic concerns.

Agency Fee Audits

The AAUP agency fee audits are posted here as they become available.

Report of the Annual Conference, 2010

The AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, held June 9–12, 2010, in Washington, D.C., featured four days of presentations on pivotal questions in higher education, in addition to keynote addresses and AAUP annual meeting business sessions.

Report of the Annual Conference, 2011

The AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education, held June 8–11, 2011, in Washington, DC, featured four days of presentations on pressing issues in higher education, along with expert-led workshops, keynote addresses, and AAUP annual meeting business sessions.

Report of the Annual Meeting, 2014

From June 11 to 15, 2014, the AAUP hosted its One Hundredth Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Concurrent with the annual meeting was the AAUP Conference on the State of Higher Education, which included plenary addresses and presentations on current issues confronting the academic community. The AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress also held its annual business meeting in conjunction with the AAUP annual meeting.

Report of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, 2013–14

The 2013–14 Committee A report includes both judicial and legislative activities. The judicial work of Committee A involves the imposition and removal of censure. In 2013–14, one administration was censured, and Committee A was delegated the authority to remove another from the censure list once continuing positive developments were validated. Committee A also closed its investigation of another institution because of favorable administrative progress.

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