2016 Media Releases

06.18.2016 | Censure and Sanction Actions

Today, delegates to the 102nd Annual Meeting of the AAUP voted to place the College of Saint Rose and the University of Missouri (Columbia) on the AAUP’s list of administrations censured for violating standards of academic freedom and tenure. The annual meeting also voted to remove from the censure list two institutions: Metropolitan Community College in Missouri and Grove City College in Pennsylvania. Grove City College had been on the censure list since 1963, longer than any other institution. 

06.13.2016 | Northern Illinois University Faculty Form Union

The new faculty union at Northern Illinois University is now certified. The United Faculty Alliance of Northern Illinois University (UFA), has broad support across campus and is made up of over 600 faculty members. They plan to bargain a first contract that will direct needed resources to the classroom.

05.19.2016 | AAUP Issues Investigative Report on University of Missouri Melissa Click Case

The AAUP issued an investigative report concerning the action taken by the board of curators of the University of Missouri system to dismiss Professor Melissa A. Click, an assistant professor of communication, from the faculty of the University of Missouri.  

05.04.2016 | AAUP Issues Investigative Report on College of Saint Rose

The AAUP released report on unilateral actions taken by the administration and board of the College of Saint Rose in New York to reduce or eliminate twenty-seven academic programs and thereby to terminate twenty-three tenured and tenure-track appointments. The report concludes that the cuts and layoffs, “the result of a lack of responsible stewardship at the board and presidential levels,” undermined academic freedom and rendered tenure virtually meaningless.

04.29.2016 | AFI Conservatory Faculty Votes for Union

In an election this week, the vast majority of eighty-one part-time and full-time faculty at the AFI Conservatory voted to form a union for collective bargaining with the AAUP.

04.20.2016 | Faculty Votes for Union at Plymouth State University

In an election held this week, a majority of the one hundred seventy-four tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire voted to form a union for collective bargaining with the AAUP.

04.18.2016 | Faculty Votes for Union at College of Southern Nevada

A majority of the 523 full-time faculty at the College of Southern Nevada voted to form a union with the American Association of University Professors. CSN is the largest institution of higher education in Nevada and the third community college in the state with unionized faculty.

04.11.2016 | AAUP Releases Faculty Compensation Report

The AAUP's annual Faculty Compensation Survey is the largest, most current, independent faculty compensation survey in the United States. This year's report, Higher Education at a Crossroads, explores the economic value of tenure and looks at how the increasing reliance on faculty in part-time positions has destabilized the faculty by creating an exploitative, two-tiered system that erodes student retention and graduation rates.