AAUP Updates

The AAUP joined the American Council on Education and 32 other higher education groups in support of the College Student Hunger Act of 2019.

In response to reports that the FBI has advised some US universities to develop protocols for monitoring students and scholars from Chinese state-affiliated research institutions. the AAUP and eighteen other organizations have issued a statement concerning how this monitoring may violate academic freedom. 

The University of South Carolina board of trustees voted Friday to hire retired Army general Robert Caslen as the university's next president. On July 16, the AAUP sent a case letter to the USC board chair, the university's president and faculty senate officers, and the South Carolina conference of the AAUP about the presidential search.

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.

AAUP in the News

Fri, 08/16/2019  |  Washington Post

Unfortunately many university policies leave faculty who are targeted by strategic lawsuits against public participation to fend for themselves. However there are concrete steps institutions could take to protect faculty, including some recommendations from the AAUP.

Tue, 08/06/2019  |  Cleveland Plain Dealer

The AAUP chapter at the University of Akron is raising concerns after a survey of members showed a lack of confidence in administrative leaders and policy initiatives.

Mon, 07/22/2019  |  Inside Higher Education

Inside Higher Ed fact checks a misleading op-ed in The Wall Street Journal on faculty work and pay.

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.

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Upcoming Events

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.


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