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Introducing the New, Restructured AAUP

As of January 1, 2013, the AAUP has reorganized into three interlocked entities under one umbrella. This change will better align our legal status with our evolving activities, our changing membership, and our ambitious aims for future programs and services.

Introducing the New, Restructured AAUP

As of January 1, 2013, the AAUP has reorganized into three interlocked entities under one umbrella. This change will better align our legal status with our evolving activities, our changing membership, and our ambitious aims for future programs and services. We expect that it will allow the more vigorous pursuit of fundraising, legislative lobbying at federal and state levels, program development, and union related activities.

The three entities are the AAUP Foundation, the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, and the AAUP.

Public Directors Named to AAUP Foundation Board

Arthur Caplan and Heidi Bogin Oshin have been elected as public directors on the AAUP Foundation’s board of directors. Caplan and Oshin bring a wealth of nonprofit and academic experience to the Foundation’s board.

Bequest Supports Legal Defense Fund

The AAUP Foundation’s Legal Defense Fund has been greatly bolstered by a $40,000 charitable bequest from the Moses and Dorothy Passer Trust. Moses Passer was an AAUP member for forty-five years (1949–94). He earned a PhD in organic chemistry from Cornell University in 1948 and conducted postdoctoral research in polymer chemistry at the University of Illinois before spending most of his academic career at the University of Minnesota–Duluth, where he was an assistant professor, associate professor, and eventually full professor of chemistry.

The AAUP Turns 100

This issue marks the start of the hundredth volume of Academe and the beginning of the AAUP’s centennial celebration. Over the next two years, the Association will celebrate a century of academic freedom through a series of activities that will culminate at the 2015 annual meeting in Washington, DC.

Collective Bargaining Chapters Give Generously

The AAUP Foundation is pleased to announce generous gifts of $5,000 each from the Wright State University and Cuyahoga Community College AAUP chapters. 

When the Wright State chapter decided in December to make a gift, chapter president Martin Kich appealed to other collective bargaining chapters, explaining the Foundation’s urgent need for support and asking them to consider making a contribution. The Cuyahoga Community College chapter responded shortly thereafter with its own gift. 

Foundation Receives Bequest from Sidney P. Albert Trust

The AAUP Foundation is pleased to announce the receipt of a gift from the Sidney P. Albert Revocable Trust, in accordance with his testamentary wishes. Sidney P. Albert was an AAUP member for sixty-five years (from 1946 to 2011) and had a long career of activity in the Association. 

AAUP Foundation Welcomes New Member to Board of Directors

The AAUP Foundation is pleased to welcome Robbie McCauley to its board of directors. McCauley has been an active presence in the American avant-garde theater for several decades and is a recent recipient of the Independent Reviewers of New England Award for Solo Performance. She was selected as a 2012 United States Artists Ford Foundation Fellow and has received an OBIE Award and a Bessie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Performance for her play Sally’s Rape.

Emergencies and Due Process: Developing an Involuntary Emergency Leave Policy at the University of Delaware

Following two instances of faculty members being placed on involuntary leave with pay by the University administration, it became clear to the AAUP leadership, the University Senate leadership, and the administration that the absence of a policy on emergency situations requiring faculty members to be banned from teaching and from being present on campus was a serious gap in defining both the powers of the administration and the due process rights of faculty members.

Editor's Introduction - Volume 4

The call for papers for this issue of The Journal of Academic Freedom was focused on the globalization of higher education and its impact on academic freedom. How, the CFP asked, is the expansion of US higher education around the world and the increasing international integration of academia affecting academic freedom? In what ways, conversely, is the globalization of higher education transforming academia within the United States, shifting and impinging upon traditional notions of academic freedom?

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