2013 AAUP In the News

12.26.2013 | 'We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education'

“We all want to have more students graduate and graduate in a more timely manner,” says Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the American Association of University Professors. “The question is, do you do this by lowering your standards?”

12.23.2013 | State and National Groups Call for Repeal of Regents’ Social Media Policy

"Another public letter, issued by the Kansas conference of the American Association of University Professors, also called on the regents to immediately withdraw the policy 'before any more reputational damage is done to the state's otherwise excellent regents institutions.'"

10.25.2013 | Wellness Plans, Retirement and Adjunct Health Care

"Hopefully, the rest of them with read up on the Penn State disaster before they make the same kind of mistakes” in implementing wellness plans, said Brian Curran, professor of art history at Penn State and president of the American Association of University Professors advocacy chapter.

07.10.2013 | Ball State Under Scrutiny for Hiring Professor

About a hiring that appears to pit professional competence against academic freedom, the AAUP's Bob Kreiser said, "He has the freedom to carry out the research that he judges to be appropriate, but his colleagues have the freedom as well, and indeed the responsibility, to assess his research in terms of norms of the profession."