2016 AAUP In the News

06.19.2016 | Melissa Click Firing Lands University of Missouri on Association Censure List for Third Time

The AAUP voted unanimously at its annual meeting Saturday to place the University of Missouri on its censure list for the third time, this time for violations in academic due process in firing Melissa Click. Nicole Monnier, associate teaching professor at MU, explains the curators’ investigation of Click was irregular and could be a precedent for unilateral action against any faculty member in the future.

06.19.2016 | Professors Group Adds Saint Rose to Censure List

The College of Saint Rose was placed on the censure list Saturday for violating principles of academic freedom and tenure.

06.18.2016 | University of Iowa Sanctioned for Presidential Search

Harreld’s selection prompted votes of no-confidence from the UI Faculty Senate and UI student government for its disregard for shared university governance. UI history professor Katherine Tachau and UI biology professor John Logsdon weigh in.

06.17.2016 | Overcoming a Racist Legacy

Faculty and staff from the University of Mississippi discuss how university with a reputation for historically being inhospitable to black students overcome that part of its heritage at the AAUP's higher ed conference.

06.17.2016 | What Are College Governing Boards Getting From Their Search Firms?

James H. Finkelstein, a professor of public policy at George Mason University, presents a new study on the role of executive search firms in the process at public colleges and whether taxpayers are getting their money’s worth. He says by hiring a search firm, "governing boards are outsourcing their most important responsibilities."

06.14.2016 | Faculty Unionize at Northern Illinois U

The Illinois Labor Relations Board certified a new faculty union at Northern Illinois University.

06.14.2016 | EMU Move to Privatize Food Services Draws Flack

A move to privatize food service operations across Eastern Michigan University is drawing criticism from some faculty and students, who are upset with how the university is describing the move and the impact the switch could have on students. AAUP members and leaders get involved.

06.09.2016 | Academics in Sexual Minorities Can Feel a Need to Stay Closeted

A Q&A with Sean Robinson, who will present findings and speak on this topic at the AAUP annual conference in DC. Robinson conducted a study and found that although society is becoming more tolerant of members of sexual-minority groups, many academics feel pressure to remain closeted to safeguard their careers. 

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