2011 Media Releases

05.24.2011 | Idaho Board Unjustified in Axing Faculty Senate

This not only violates fundamental principles of academic governance but poorly serves the teaching and research mission of the university.

04.29.2011 | New Faculty Union in Illinois

University of Illinois Chicago becomes the first large public research university to unionize in Illinois history

04.28.2011 | Labor Studies Faculty Targeted

5/12/11 Update: University of Missouri St. Louis Chancellor Thomas George and Provost Glen Cope issued a statement declaring that adjunct professor Don Giljum remains eligible to teach at UMSL. 

04.26.2011 | AAUP Supports University’s Effort to Protect Academic Freedom

 A joint amicus brief to the Virginia Supreme Court explains why scientists and other scholars must be able to communicate freely, without fear of government intrusion. 

04.16.2011 | AAUP Elects National Council Members and ASC Chair

The AAUP elected thirteen members to its national Council and a chair for the Assemlby of State Conferences.

04.14.2011 | UVA Should Defend Academic Freedom

The attack on professor Michael Mann is similar to the recent attack on University of Wisconsin professor William Cronon.

04.11.2011 | “It's Not Over Yet”

 It’s Not Over Yet: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2010–11 is now available.

03.24.2011 | Review of Policies on Financial Exigency and Program Discontinuance

 Faced with a flood of program closings and terminations, the AAUP has established a subcommittee to review policies.