2013 Media Releases

06.15.2013 | AAUP Censures Two Administrations, Removes Two from Censure

Delegates to the AAUP's Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting voted to place the administrations of Southern University, Baton Rouge and National Louis University  on the AAUP’s list of censured administrations and to remove Our Lady of Holy Cross College and St. Bonaventure University from the list. Censure by the AAUP informs the academic community that the administration of an institution has not adhered to generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure.

06.04.2013 | Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education

The AAUP will host its Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting on June 12–16, 2013, at the Mayflower Renaissance in Washington, DC. The highlight of the Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be four days of presentations by faculty members and administrators from around the country.

05.21.2013 | 5th National Meeting of CFHE

Faculty and staff members from colleges and universities across the U.S. met in Ohio  to address the some of the toughest issues facing student success in America’s higher education system. The CFHE gathering looked at the problems with MOOCs and other more promising ways to use online teaching tools, including “hybrid” courses already in use at many colleges.

04.18.2013 | No Justification for Tenure Terminations at National Louis University

This report concludes that administrators at National Louis University had no acceptable financial or educational justification for discontinuing fourteen academic programs, closing four departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, and terminating the appointments of at least sixty-three full-time faculty members.

04.08.2013 | “Here’s The News”: AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report

Salaries for full-time faculty members at American colleges and universities continue to recover slowly from the ongoing recession in higher education, but the longer-term trends are not promising. That’s the finding in this year’s annual report on faculty compensation and the economics of higher education issued by the American Association of University Professors.

04.04.2013 | AAUP Releases Investigative Report on SUBR

This report investigates the declaration of financial exigency at Southern University, Baton Rouge (SUBR), and the subsequent terminations of tenured professors and restructuring of academic programs. 

03.14.2013 | AAUP Releases Investigative Report on UVA

The report documents a major breakdown in governance at UVA, focusing on the role of the board of visitors and its rector, Helen Dragas, who initiated the effort to force the president’s resignation.

01.15.2013 | The Faculty Role in Financial Exigency

Widespread program closures represent a massive transfer of power from the faculty to the administration over curricular matters. These developments are addressed in a new draft report, The Role of the Faculty in Conditions of Financial Exigency.