Toward the Cooperative University: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Membership in the AAUP
A reexamination of Du Bois’s evolving vision of the university suggests new ways of thinking about the AAUP’s past and future.
Membership of Black Professors and the Annual Meeting
The AAUP, following US higher education as a whole, maintained discriminatory membership practices until the mid-twentieth century.
The AAUP and the Black Freedom Struggle, 1955–1965
AAUP investigations played a significant role in battles over academic freedom and racial equality in the South.
The AAUP and Academic Freedom at Grambling
An investigation undertaken more than a half century ago sheds light on the legacy of the Association’s work at historically Black colleges and universities in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Educational Technology and the Entrenchment of “Business as Usual”
A study reveals how the use of corporate educational technology exacerbates inequity, threatens privacy, and undermines intellectual property rights.
Bad Data Are Not Better Than No Data
Faculty members, academic staff, and students should play a critical role in institutional decisions about the adoption of educational technologies.
Has Quantification Seduced Higher Education?
A growing emphasis on quantitative assessments and metrics is reshaping institutions of higher education—not always intentionally, and maybe to their detriment.
The Academic Dilemma of Data-Driven Decision-Making
The divide between managerial and academic cultures in higher education has widened as outside demands for data—from the government, from accreditors, and from funders and lenders—have grown.
Data Sources, Funders, and Austerity in Higher Education
We must confront the limitations and biases of the data that shape public perceptions of higher education.

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University of Pennsylvania AAUP Chapter
The advocacy chapter at the University of Pennsylvania has mobilized faculty across ranks for a powerful defense of academic freedom and resistance to external interference.

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