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2022 AAUP Updates

08.03.2022 | AAUP and AFT Support Proposed Changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

The AAUP submitted joint comments with the American Federation of Teachers to the US Department of Education on Tuesday in support of the proposed changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and to encourage the department to do far better in providing access to this program for all those who do public service work but are currently excluded from accessing the program based on existing regulations.

06.22.2022 | AAUP Concludes Historic 2022 Conference and Biennial Meeting

The conference took place June 16 to 19, and featured remarks by AFT president Randi Weingarten, US Department of Education under secretary for higher education James Kvaal, and secretary of education Miguel Cardona. Delegates to the Biennial Association Meeting voted in new members of the AAUP's governing Council and voted overwhelmingly to affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers. 

06.21.2022 | AAUP Report Documents the Largest Decrease in Real Wages on Record

The AAUP's 2021–22 Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, released today, finds that real wages for full-time faculty members decreased 5.0 percent after adjusting for inflation, the largest one-year decrease on record since the AAUP began tracking this measure in 1972.

06.18.2022 | AAUP Will Affiliate with the American Federation of Teachers

The historic partnership will strengthen both organizations and advance American higher education. The AFT and AAUP have a history of collaboration and joint organizing, including dual AAUP/AFT affiliates currently representing more than 20,000 faculty and staff.

06.18.2022 | New Council Members Elected

Delegates to the AAUP's Biennial Association Meeting voted today for one at-large and five regional members of Council. A warm welcome to the incoming members!

06.15.2022 | Unilateral Appointment of Purdue President Is Disturbing

The selection of a new president by the board of trustees following a closed and unannounced process makes Purdue an outlier among doctoral institutions.

06.14.2022 | AAUP Resoundingly Condemns UNC System, Censures Linfield University, and Removes St. Edward's University from Censure List

The governing Council of the AAUP voted unanimously today to pass a joint resolution condemning the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and System Office for multiple violations of widely accepted standards of shared governance and academic freedom and for a sustained climate of institutional racism. It also censured Linfield University and removed St. Edward’s University from the Association’s list of censured administrations.

06.10.2022 | AAUP Announces 2022 Awards for Outstanding Faculty Activists

The AAUP is proud to announce the recipients of the Georgina M. Smith Award, the Marilyn Sternberg Award, and the Outstanding Achievement Award.