2017 AAUP In the News

07.01.2016 | At UK, Presidential Pay Growing Much Faster Than Faculty Pay

After the University of Kentucky lost significant state funding, announced layoffs and a 5 percent tuition increase, many were shocked to hear UK President Eli Capilouto would get a 48 percent increase in his base pay, bringing it to $790,000. John Barnshaw, AAUP senior higher education researcher, explains the ways in which university boards tend to underestimate the value of faculty, who help students stay in school. 

06.30.2016 | Not Too Late for Grove City’s ‘Sorry’ to Professor

More than fifty years after a Cold War–era firing, the Pennsylvania school Grove City College is in good standing again. “We’re immensely pleased that they took steps to apologize. No institution has ever done that before,” said Gregory Sholtz, the director of the AAUP’s academic freedom and tenure program.

06.29.2016 | AAUP Honors Stephen Finner

Stephen L. Finner of Barre City was honored at the AAUP annual meeting for his 50 years of activism and dedicated support of AAUP principles and standards in higher education. As the director of collective bargaining services from 1979 to 2003, he visited more than 300 colleges and universities organizing faculty and AAUP chapters. One of the units Finner helped organize was United Academics, the faculty union at the University of Vermont, which he now works for part time as the senior consultant for higher education.

06.28.2016 | The No-Jobs Myth

Carolyn Betensky, associate professor of English at the University of Rhode Island, speaks out against the two tiered system in academe and urges tenured professors to keep the pressure on to improve working conditions for all in the profession. 

06.24.2016 | National Association of College Professors Lifts Decades-Long Censure of Metropolitan Community College

AAUP membership voted to lift the censure imposed in 1984 on Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City.

06.24.2016 | Union County College Slammed With Sanction by AAUP

Union County College (NJ) was placed on AAUP's sanction list for violating widely accepted principles of academic government. Derek McConnell, president of the UCC AAUP chapter, and William Lipkin, secretary treasurer of United Adjunct Faculty of New Jersey, speak about conditions at UCC and next steps.

06.20.2016 | Censures for Mizzou, Saint Rose

This article describes a number of describing decisions made at last Saturday's annual meeting, including censure and sanctions and the removal of institutions from the censure and sanction list. 

06.20.2016 | Racial Literacy as a Professor's Responsibility

Shaun Harper, author of Race Matters in College, discussed faculty members' role and responsibilities in classroom conversations about race.