2016 AAUP In the News

04.13.2015 | National Faculty Survey Out

“Busting the Myths,” the 2015 annual report of the profession, does more than provide salary data on more than  375,000 full-time instructional and research faculty from 1,136 institutions in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. It also puts the data into historic perspective, and breaks down some common-held myths about the profession.

04.13.2015 | Modest Gains in Faculty Pay

"A.A.U.P.’s full-time faculty salary data are more current and comprehensive than anything available elsewhere, including from the federal government. Inside Higher Ed is the exclusive provider of A.A.U.P.’s current faculty salary survey and full data sets are available here."

04.13.2015 | A Tenured Professor On Why Hiring Adjuncts Is Wrong

Citing AAUP figures, a department chair at Columbia University explains why contingent faculty must have dignified working conditions and decent pay.

04.09.2015 | Ivy League Stiffs Its Female Profs

John Barnshaw, senior higher education researcher for the AAUP, notes that the pay gap at the full professor rank will be the slowest to change. “That’s in part because, historically, there were more male professors than women professors. As they stay—as they earn the rank of professor—their value is going to compound over time,”

04.09.2015 | AAUP Investigates MD Anderson Cancer Center

On April 8, Hank Reichman, chair of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, sent the AAUP membership a newsletter regarding an investigative report, Academic Freedom and Tenure: University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. If you missed it, KRWG has published it.

04.09.2015 | Court Upholds Arizona Regents’ Denial of Request for Scientists’ Emails

The AAUP submitted a friend-of-the-court brief echoing the state board’s view that the documents request threatened academic freedom. You can also read a description of the case by our legal department here.

04.03.2015 | I stand with Dean Enyedi

A WSA senator writes, "I stand with the members of WMU-AAUP in their vote of no-confidence against the Provost, as well as the students at FlipTheW, a student-run site dedicated to exposing these shady, backroom dealings."

04.02.2015 | Guest Commentary: How Many Chancellors Does CSU Need?

Tim McGettigan, AAUP member and sociology professor at CSU-Pueblo, asks "Who does Colorado State University exist to serve: overpriced administrators or cash-strapped students?" He points out that while the three chancellors are paid a combined $934,500 and one pushes for a $250 million luxury football stadium, students have seen tuition costs go through the roof and food relief programs try to address the needs of starving staff and faculty.