AAUP Updates

The governor’s 41 percent reduction in state funding to Alaska’s public university system would mean closing campuses across the state and endangering the university’s accreditation. We call on the lawmakers of Alaska to override it.

The AAUP has joined a US Supreme Court amicus brief arguing that workplace discrimination based on LGBTQ status is unlawful.

We are pleased to announce that the AAUP will be moving forward with organizational changes after affirmative votes at last week’s AAUP annual meeting and AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress regular meeting.

Delegates to the 105th Annual Meeting of the AAUP voted to add St. Edward’s University (Texas) and Nunez Community College (Louisiana) to the AAUP’s list of administrations censured for failing to observe generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure. Delegates also voted to add Vermont Law School to the AAUP’s list of institutions sanctioned for serious departures from AAUP-supported standards of academic governance and to remove Idaho State University from the list.

At the AAUP's annual conference three people will be honored for their extraordinary dedication and accomplishments as faculty activists. The AAUP's Georgina M. Smith Award will go to Jennifer K. Kerns of Portland State University and Christine Blasey Ford of Palo Alto University. The AAUP-CBC Marilyn Sternberg Award will go to Noeleen McIlvenna of Wright State University. The AAUP's Outstanding Achievement Award will go to the AAUP-Wright State University chapter.

AAUP in the News

Wed, 07/10/2019  |  Anchorage Daily News

The agency that accredits universities in Alaska is warning legislators that a 41 percent cut in state funding for the University of Alaska could lead to the loss of accreditation.

Mon, 07/01/2019  |  NJ.com

Rider University announced it will not sell Westminster Choir College. Rider’s AAUP chapter was the main opponent of the plan, and took the university to federal court last year seeking an injunction to the sale. 

Tue, 06/18/2019  |  Idaho State Journal

Idaho State University proudly touts to media the institution's removal from AAUP's sanctioned list. 

Mon, 06/17/2019  |  Inside Higher Education

Vermont Law School, St. Edwards University, and Nunez Community College are asked for comment on their placement on the AAUP's sanction/censure lists as is Idaho State University, which was just removed from the sanction list.

Tue, 05/28/2019  |  Chicago Tribune

A recurring scene played out at local college campuses this year: picket lines. One explanation for the surge in campus labor activity is that unions have grown on college campuses since the 1970s, according to a position paper from the AAUP.

Fri, 05/17/2019  |  Fairfax County Times

All future private gift agreements signed by George Mason University officials will now be treated as public records subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. GMU’s AAUP chapter was part of a six-person gift acceptance policy implementation task force that provided guidance to administrators as they revised the policy that outlines the university’s processes regarding private philanthropy.

Thu, 05/16/2019  |  Clarion-Ledger

A tenure-track faculty member from the University of Mississippi tweeted about national politics. His tenure suddenly seemed at risk. AAUP reminded the school's governing board that denying tenure for political speech violates academic freedom. He was granted tenure. 

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Upcoming Events

July 25, 2019 to July 28, 2019

The 2019 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to Chicago July 25–28!

August 24, 2019 to August 25, 2019

A retreat for AAUP Executive Committee members.

November 23, 2019 to November 24, 2019

A meeting of the AAUP's governing Council.

Announcements

Elections for the Assembly of State Conferences were conducted on Friday, June 14, 2019, in conjunction with the AAUP annual conference, for the following positions on the ASC Executive Committee: treasurer and two at-large members.

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