2015 Media Releases

06.02.2015 | Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education & 101st Annual Meeting of the AAUP

This year’s conference has special significance as the AAUP marks the Association’s centennial. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

06.01.2015 | Ralph S. Brown Award for Shared Governance

The Brown Award is given to American college or university administrators or trustees “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to shared governance." This award will be presented at the AAUP's Award luncheon on Saturday, June 13.

05.26.2015 | "Education Empire" & "Non-tenured Faculty Hope for Better Working Conditions" Win Awards for Excelllence

The Molotsky Award will be presented at the AAUP's Award Luncheon on Saturday, June 13.

05.08.2015 | AAUP Releases University of Southern Maine and Felician College Investigative Reports

Both institutions were found to have violated AAUP-supported standards.

04.28.2015 | Summary Rejection of Professor’s Appointment Violated Principles of Academic Freedom and Tenure

“The dismissal of Professor Salaita has roiled the UIUC community and much of academia; it is one of the more significant violations of academic freedom this decade," said Henry Reichman.

04.21.2015 | Emerson Adjuncts Ratify New Contract

In a mail-in vote, affiliated faculty voted 184-3 to ratify a new contract. The new collectively bargained contract includes up to a 30% increase in some faculty’s pay, doubles professional development funding awards, and provides better job security.

04.13.2015 | Busting the Myths: Faculty Aren’t the Problem; They Are Part of the Solution

For decades, the AAUP’s faculty salary surveys and compensation reports have been authoritative sources of information about the economic status of the profession.

04.08.2015 | Academic Freedom Violations at Cancer Center

"For generations the tenure system has protected the freedom of faculty members to engage in research that challenges hallowed verities and opens up innovative possibilities," says Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUP's Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.  "Nowhere is such freedom more critical than in medicine."