2017 AAUP In the News

08.27.2015 | UBC Leadership Crisis Goes Beyond Ivory Tower

Columnist E. Wayne Ross writes, "Universities exist for the common good, not to further the interest of an individual or an institution. And, as the influential 1940 statement of the AAUP argues, the common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free expression. These are principles that are clearly stated and even extended further in the policies of UBC."

08.27.2015 | Ideological Billionaires Sway Universities’ Agendas with Big Bucks

The AAUP's Jordan Kurland tells the Washington Times that much of the money these billionaires give is needed to fund research that otherwise the universities couldn’t afford, but that academics need to be wary of maintaining their independence from the control and influence of their donors, including what is taught in the classroom and which professors are hired.

08.27.2015 | Rutgers Coach Kyle Flood May Have Emailed Part-Time Professor, Faculty Union Says

"You can imagine how someone in those situations would feel," David Hughes, Rutgers AAUP-AFT president, said. "A guy earning a million dollars is talking to an instructor earning less than $5,000."

08.25.2015 | Board Continues Search for Next University President

The AAUP, a national organization devoted to improving the academic environment for students and faculty in higher education, has already crafted a list of expectations for the new president, said Karen Dawisha, co-president of the newly formed Miami chapter.

08.24.2015 | University Executive Officers Call on Wilson, Killeen to Reinstate Salaita

“We firmly believe that this step will help put the university on track toward ending AAUP censure and regaining its place among the most respected public institutions of higher education in the country.” 

08.13.2015 | Faculty Union Wins New Protection From Student Abuse After Yik Yak Incident

That provision gives faculty members a contractual right to remove disruptive students from their classrooms, which they had not had before, and calls for the administration to resolve such disciplinary problems through a process that respects the rights of faculty members as well as those of students.

08.13.2015 | AAUP Reforming at Northeastern State

New chapter president Chris Owen explains why it's important to have the AAUP on campus.

08.12.2015 | University of Akron Says Some Mistakes Were Made

The loss of the Press would “undermine the academic integrity of the university,” John McNay, president of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP said. “We are trying to establish a press at the University of Cincinnati, all great university’s have a press,” he said. “I’m here to follow the outcome of the UA Press because some bad ideas get legs.”