2016 AAUP In the News

10.14.2016 | Citizen Impact WSU Budget Issues

Logan Martinez discusses the Wright State University budget crisis, its origins, its effects on faculty, staff, and students, and wider implications of the corporatization of public universities with AAUP members and leaders Adrian Corbett, John McNair, Sirisha Naidu, Tom Rooney, and WSU lecturer Andrea Harris. 

10.11.2016 | As Concerns Grow About Using Data to Measure Faculty, a Company Changes Its Message

Academic Analytics, a company seeking to provide data on faculty productivity, has come under fire for providing inaccurate and insufficient data. Georgetown decided to drop the service. David Hughes, president of Rutgers AAUP-AFT, said, "Our objection, fundamentally, is that these corporate-derived measurement tools, if successful, will narrow scholarly life." 

10.06.2016 | The Reason Behind Colleges' Ballooning Bureaucracies

Universities’ executive, administrative, and managerial offices continued to grow during the recession, even as budgets were cut and tuition increased. Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, weighs in.

09.29.2016 | Shared Governance, Not Shared Power

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) asked university presidents, board members and faculty how well they feel shared governance is functioning on their campuses. The AGB's findings will be presented among many panels at the upcoming AAUP shared governance conference.

09.28.2016 | A Look Inside Fordham's Financials: Bunsis Analysis

Amidst an ongoing dispute between the faculty senate and administration over the legality of the faculty salary imposition, the faculty senate sponsored a comprehensive analysis of Fordham’s financial condition directed by Howard Bunsis, professor of accounting at EMU and chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress. 

09.27.2016 | Grad Employees Union Seeks Greater Stake in Presidential Search

The Graduate Employees Union at Portland State University is working for a larger voice in their upcoming presidential search.

09.22.2016 | Wright State University’s Budget Crisis Sparks On-Campus Protests

Wright State students held protests on campus calling out the administration for mishandling money and cutting faculty.

09.20.2016 | UI AAUP to Explain National Group's Sanction

Members of the University of Iowa AAUP chapter will hold a community discussion about the association's sanction vote against the university.