Academic Governance Standards Require Faculty Involvement

In response to reports that the University of Northern Iowa administration, without consulting with the faculty, has proposed eliminating academic programs and terminating faculty appointments in areas such as physics, geography, religion, philosophy, and the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, the AAUP today sent this letter urging the administration to follow normative standards of academic governance.

These standards call for meaningful faculty participation in curricular and programmatic decision making. The letter quotes a related statement issued last spring in response to program cuts and terminations in the University of Louisiana system.  (updated: 3/8)

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 2, 2012