2018 AAUP In the News

01.11.2018 | AAUP Committee Set to Investigate Due Process Lapse at UNL

A three-person committee with the AAUP will investigate whether or not the University of Nebraska-Lincoln violated the due process rights of a graduate student lecturer dismissed from her teaching duties in November. Joerg Tiede said, “Due process is tied to what kind of power someone has over you. We, as citizens of the United States, are entitled to due process when it comes to government prosecution. Faculty are entitled to due process when it comes to disciplinary actions against them.”

01.11.2018 | Police Stand Guard Outside Florida University Class on 'White Racism'

A Florida university posted campus police outside a sociology class titled "White Racism" after the professor was flooded with harassing emails and messages -- some of them openly racist. Thornhill's experience is not unusual. Last year, the AAUP documented more than 100 incidents of harassment targeting professors were reported on college campuses around the country.

01.11.2018 | Money Well-Spent: Boost Pay for Adjuncts, Forget Glitzy Stadiums

Sophie Culpepper argues adjuncts need to be better paid, and to have better health care and job security benefits. Joining together in unions helps adjuncts and has resulted in annual pay increases ranging from five to 20 percent, the AAUP's Julie Schmid pointed out.