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2020 AAUP Updates

04.07.2020 | Salaries for Full-Time Faculty Have Barely Budged in Four Years

Faculty salaries show no signs of growth, according to data from the AAUP’s annual Faculty Compensation Survey released today. After adjusting for inflation, salaries for full-time faculty members at US colleges and universities were just 0.5 percent higher in 2019–20 than they were in the preceding academic year.

04.02.2020 | AAUP Supports Attorneys General Urging Suspension of New TItle IX Regulations during COVID-19 Pandemic

The AAUP joins eighteen attorneys generals who urge the Department of Education to “suspend the rulemaking process for the proposed regulations implementing Title IX” during the coronavirus pandemic.

04.01.2020 | 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.

03.17.2020 | AFT and AAUP Principles for Higher Education Response to COVID-19

The AAUP, together with its organizing partner the American Federation of Teachers, has formulated principles to guide higher education's response to COVID-19.

03.16.2020 | Academic Freedom Case at Emory Law School Resolved

The Emory University Faculty Hearing Committee has found that the Emory administration failed to demonstrate adequate cause for dismissing tenured law professor Paul Zwier for his classroom use of the n-word, which the AAUP had defended as protected speech under principles of academic freedom.

03.10.2020 | Statement on COVID-19 and the Faculty Role in Decision-Making

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum has issued a statement on campus responses to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

03.05.2020 | COVID-19 Resource Page for Higher Ed

The AAUP has created a resource page for the higher ed community on the coronavirus (COVID-19).

03.02.2020 | Statement in Solidarity with Striking UCSC Graduate Workers

Remarks from Henry Reichman, second vice president of the AAUP and chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, read at a March 2 press conference held by faculty organizing group  in support of striking UC Santa Cruz graduate workers.