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AAUP Censures Four, Removes Censure from One

AAUP Censures Four Administrations, Removes Another from Censure

June 13, 2015 

Washington, DC—Delegates to the One Hundred and First Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) voted on June 13 to place MD Anderson Cancer Center (TX), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Southern Maine, and Felician College (NJ) on the AAUP’s list of censured administrations. Additionally, Yeshiva University was removed from the list. Censure by the AAUP informs the academic community that the administration of an institution has not adhered to generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure. With these actions, fifty-six institutions are currently on the censure list.

The full list of censured administrations is available at http://www.aaup.org/our-programs/academic-freedom/censure-list/.

Background information and the full investigative reports are available at:

Censured:

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure's Recommendation to the Annual Meeting
Investigation Report
For more information, please contact: Gregory F. Scholtz, AAUP senior program officer, Tenure, and Governance.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Committee A on Academic Freedomand Tenure's Recommendation to the Annual Meeting
Investigation Report
For more information, please contact: Henry Reichman, AAUP First Vice President,; Hans-Joerg Tiede, Member of  the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure; or Jordan Kurland, AAUP senior program officer, (202) 737-5900, ext. 3647.

University of Southern Maine
Committee A on Academic Freedomand Tenure's Recommendation to the Annual Meeting
Investigation Report
For more information, please contact: Michael Bérubé, investigating committee chair, 814-404-2178; or Jordan Kurland, AAUP senior program officer, (202) 737-5900, ext. 3647.

Felician College (NJ)
Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenures Recommendation to the Annual Meeting
Investigation Report
For more information, please contact: Diane Zannoni, investigating committee chair; or Greg Scholtz, AAUP senior program officer.

Removal of Censure:

Yeshiva University
Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure's Recommendation to the Annual Meeting
Investigation Report:

For more information, please contact: Jordan Kurland, AAUP senior program officer, (202) 737-5900, ext. 3647.

The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good. Founded in 1915, the AAUP has helped to shape American higher education by developing the standards and procedures that maintain quality in education and academic freedom in this country's colleges and universities.

Publication Date: 
Friday, June 5, 2015