AAUP Censures Three Louisiana Administrations

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2012 
Contacts: Jordan Kurland

Washington, DC—Delegates to the Ninety-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) voted on June 16 to place Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, as well as Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond (both components of the University of Louisiana System) on the AAUP’s list of censured administrations. Censure by the AAUP informs the academic community that the administration of an institution has not adhered to the generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure jointly formulated by the AAUP and the Association of American Colleges and Universities and endorsed by more than 200 professional and educational organizations. With these actions, fifty-two institutions are now on the censure list.

The full list of censured administrations is available at .

Background information and the full investigation reports are available at:

Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

Northwestern State University and Southeastern Louisiana

For more information, please contact Jordan Kurland.

 The American Association of University Professors is a nonprofit charitable and educational organization that promotes academic freedom by supporting tenure, academic due process, shared governance and standards of quality in higher education. The AAUP has over 47,000 members at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

Media Contact: 
Jordan Kurland
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 18, 2012