2016 AAUP In the News

02.26.2015 | Day of Protest

Many campuses with AAUP-affiliated unions and advocacy chapters held awareness events highlighting AAUP’s One Faculty campaign in support of all faculty.

02.25.2015 | National Group Joins Chorus Opposed to Closing UNC’s Poverty Center

"'When something awful happens, we don’t wait for an invitation,' Kurland said of the group. 'We’re like a first responder or a fire department.'”


02.25.2015 | N.J. Professors Plan Protests, Teach-Ins for 'National Adjunct Walkout Day'

Faculty across the country are participating in teach-ins, rallies, and other events to highlight "National Adjunct Walkout Day." Learn what they're doing in New Jersey and beyond.

02.24.2015 | Doing Much of the Teaching but Struggling Financially, Adjunct Faculty Joins Unions

AAUP members discuss life as a contingent faculty member with the Mara Rose Williams of the Kansas City Star.

02.23.2015 | AAUP Demands Voice in UNC Governance

In this letter to the editor, the UNC AAUP chapter asks, "By leaving faculty out of this important decision, the board leaves us questioning whether it is acting in the University’s best interest. How will the board restore our trust in it?"

02.20.2015 | Faculty SOS

Henry Reichman, professor emeritus of history at California State University at East Bay and chair, Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure at the American Association of University Professors -- which is singled out in the report as one of the groups that can help drive change -- said that tenure can’t be underestimated in any such discussions.

02.19.2015 | Who Is Being Political?

Jim Carmichael, a professor of library and information studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and president of the state conference of the American Association of University Professors, called the committee's vote to kill the Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity an attack on academic freedom. "This is completely ideological," he said. "It sends a clear message to faculty members that our freedom of speech is endangered."

02.18.2015 | More Than Adjuncts

Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUPs’ Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, said there was a lot to like about the new Denver policy, including its strong protections of academic freedom and endorsement of tenure. But he said he also had some concerns, including why -- if the teaching professional series was supposed to honor strong academics -- they wouldn’t be put on the tenure track.