2017 Media Releases

05.16.2017 | “I Was a Threat Because I Wouldn’t Be Quiet”

A professor at Spalding University was abruptly fired after she questioned the handling of a gun incident.

05.08.2017 | University of Chicago Graduate Employees File to Form Union

Today, a strong majority of graduate employees at the University of Chicago filed authorization cards to hold a union recognition election. The union will be affiliated with the AAUP, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and the American Federation of Teachers.

04.11.2017 | Colleges Balancing Books on Backs of Part-Time Faculty, Out-of-State Students

This year's Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession is based on the largest faculty compensation survey in the United States. Beyond looking at faculty compensation based on rank, gender, and regional variation, it highlights state appropriations trends based on political control and examines the unsustainable practice of out-of-state students subsidizing state schools.

03.29.2017 | Academic Freedom Violations Found at Community College of Aurora

The AAUP investigated the case of a part-time faculty member fired by Colorado’s Community College of Aurora in disregard of basic principles and standards of academic freedom.

01.30.2017 | Stand Against the Muslim Ban

The AAUP strongly opposes Donald Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries. Large numbers of our students and faculty members are affected by the administration’s ill-considered executive order, which violates so many American traditions and beliefs.