New FAQs on AAUP Principles and Standards for the COVID-19 Crisis

The AAUP has created a new FAQ page on AAUP principles and standards for the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic has posed serious challenges for faculty members and their institutions. While its scope and severity are unprecedented in recent memory, this crisis is not the first that the Association has had to address in its 105 years. As the authors of the AAUP's 2007 report on mass terminations at five New Orleans universities in the wake of Hurricane Katrina pointed out, “Relevant AAUP-supported policies . . . are sufficiently broad and flexible to accommodate even the inconceivable disaster.” The FAQs address concerns related to the COVID-19 crisis and provide guidance derived from AAUP policy documents for faculty members as they assert their proper role in institutional governance during this challenging time.

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020