2016 AAUP In the News

05.09.2016 | U Illinois Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Union Ratifies Contract

The non-tenure-track faculty union at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaignm, an AFT and AAUP-affiliated union, ratified its first contract late last week, after two strikes since April over stalled negotiations. Standardization of multiyear contracts for eligible instructors was one key issue of concern. Union president and English lecturer Shawn Gilmore said the contract will “stabilize the working lives of non-tenure-track faculty” and ensure the “long-term support they deserve.” 

05.09.2016 | UW President Ray Cross: Tenure Debate Exposed 'Real Value' of Removing It from State Law

Before the University of Wisconsin system board of regents voted on the controversial new tenure policy, system President Ray Cross wrote to board of regents vice president that the debate “has exposed the real value of removing tenure related policies from statutory language.” David Vanness, UW-Madison AAUP president said, “Under the new UW tenure policy, a high quality academic program (say, climate science) can be shut down and its faculty laid off so that other programs (say, petroleum engineering) deemed to be of higher priority can expand. Should we shut down African studies to fund a

05.04.2016 | Shedding Faculty at Saint Rose

The AAUP condemns College of Saint Rose for shedding more than 20 tenure-line faculty jobs with insufficient faculty input.

05.04.2016 | Tenure Is Crucial to Academic Freedom

Professor Daryl P. Domning explains the value of tenure in a letter. He says, "Eviscerating unions harmed our economy and society; abolishing tenure would do the same to our universities."

05.04.2016 | AAUP Releases Report on Controversial College of Saint Rose Cuts

The AAUP issued a report on controversial cuts made to programs and faculty positions at the College of Saint Rose and the college responds.

05.02.2016 | U. of Wisconsin at Madison Faculty Votes No Confidence in System’s President and Regents

The Faculty Senate announced that professors at the University of Wisconsin at Madison voted no confidence in the university system’s president, Raymond W. Cross, and its Board of Regents.

05.01.2016 | UI Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Vote Unanimously to Call off Strike

Non tenure-track faculty at the UIUC reached a tentative contract agreement contract with the University of Illinois and voted to call off their 2-day-old strike.

04.25.2016 | Faculty and Students Call for Eastern Michigan to Drop Division 1 Football

Faculty and students at Eastern Michigan released a report calling for the university to drop Division 1 football after years of struggle and large costs to both the university and students.

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