2017 AAUP Updates

04.19.2017 | AAUP Supports College For All Act

The AAUP endorsed the College for All Act, introduced this month by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, which would make four-year public college free for families making less than $125,000 and make community college free for all. The College for All Act restores the promise that higher education is an accessible public good, not a privilege for the wealthy few.

03.29.2017 | Welcome Santa Fe Faculty!

Full time faculty at Santa Fe Community College voted overwhelmingly today to form a union under the AAUP umbrella. As a result, approximately fifty full time faculty at the college will now be represented by the Santa Fe Community College-AAUP chapter.

03.21.2017 | Foundation Grants for Faculty Under Attack

In keeping with its mission to support principles of academic freedom and the quality of higher education in a free and democratic society, the AAUP Foundation welcomes grant applications from faculty impacted by the Trump Administration’s travel ban or by other threats to academic freedom. The next quarterly application deadline is March 31.

03.17.2017 | No Surprise: “Skinny” Budget Undermines Science, Education, and the Public Good

President Trump released an initial budget proposal Thursday containing deep cuts that would severely damage scientific research, the arts and humanities, and access to higher education. This is not a design for the world class system of higher education that Americans have come to expect. It is, instead, a design that will undermine the world's finest system of higher education and further harm low-income college students. 

03.17.2017 | Gorsuch Poses Threat to Civil Rights, Workers Rights

Judge Neil Gorsuch has been proclaimed a “natural successor” to former justice Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court, and, unfortunately, would likely continue Scalia’s work to dismantle many of the protections extended to workers, the public, minorities, and the disabled.

03.06.2017 | New Ban, Same Discrimination

The second Muslim ban is still a discriminatory, exclusionary ban aimed at Muslim-majority countries. It still has a chilling effect on academic freedom and the movement of people and ideas.

02.24.2017 | Political Litmus Tests Have No Place in Higher Ed

Two examples of extreme legislation coming from Iowa and North Carolina call for "ideological balance" among faculty.

02.10.2017 | Mary Burgan, Former AAUP General Secretary, Dies at 81

We note with sadness the death of Mary Burgan, who served as the general secretary of the Association from 1994 until her retirement in 2004. Burgan died in Washington, DC, on January 12 at the age of 81. A memorial event in her honor will take place on March 11.

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