2014 AAUP In the News

12.17.2014 | Law School Trigger Warnings?

AAUP member Michael Olivas said, "Classrooms are supposed to be didactic and challenging. I actually see it as part of my job to make students feel uncomfortable, not comfortable.” That said, Olivas, added, professors should take special care in thinking about how – not if – they will teach sensitive subjects, and in promoting trust within the classroom.

12.16.2014 | Optimizing Adjuncts in Higher Ed

“Higher ed holds itself as an inspiration to others when it comes to best practices, but in this area it doesn’t live up to those ideals. The majority of part-timers are working full-time somewhere else, running their own businesses or teaching at several colleges just to make ends meet,” explains David Kociemba, a member of the AAUP's Committee on Contingency and the Profession

12.16.2014 | Union Advocates Applaud Recent NLRB Decisions

AAUP's Aaron Nisenson comments on two NLBR decisions, one of which protects the right of employees using work email for union communications and other revises rules for union elections and could shorten the union election process

12.15.2014 | Union Advocates Applaud Recent NLRB Decisions

Aaron Nisenson, chief counsel for the American Association of University Professors, said via email that the decision as it pertains to higher education has particular relevance to faculty members, who frequently communicate via email. 

12.11.2014 | Petition to Reverse Cuts Drafted by AAUP Member

This petition has been published online representing the wishes of scholars and teachers all over the world to reverse the cuts and restart the process of addressing USM’s projected $16 million budget deficit.

12.10.2014 | Board of Governors Review University issues, AAUP-AFT Stages Protest at Meeting

The AAUP-AFT members’ clamoring could be heard from outside Winants Hall: “What do we want?” they chanted. “Fair contracts. When do we want them? Now.”

12.09.2014 | Belmont President Makes 8 Times More than Faculty

"President Bob Fisher’s base pay, which was included in a report on the 2012-13 fiscal year, was $819,021, according to the most recent files kept by the Internal Revenue Service. The Chronicle compared those earnings with data from the AAUP  to complete its analysis."

12.09.2014 | 10 Best Stories of the Semester

"A survey from the AAUP found that UNM’s professors are in the 24th percentile for pay, with an average annual salary of $106, 900. UNM Provost Chouki Abdallah said the University is actively searching for new ways to be proactive about competitive faculty pay."