2010 AAUP Updates

03.08.2010 | Fighting Discrimination

Update: On Wednesday, March 10, after strong protests from faculty, students, and university administrations, Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell issued an "executive directive"  stating that "discrimination against enumerated classes of persons set forth in the Virginia Human Rights Act or discrimination against any class of persons without a rational basis is prohibited."  

02.25.2010 | Stop the Bleeding

March 4 was a day of action for faculty and other supporters of higher education. Participants held rallies, demonstrations, teach-ins, and other types of events at campuses and other locations across California, and seventeen other states.

02.04.2010 | Contract at Monmouth

The AAUP chapter at Monmouth University in New Jersey has signed a three year agreement with the university that provides for raises in each year as well as improvements in several areas. The chapter represents full-time faculty in collective bargaining.

01.29.2010 | Good Contract in Tough Times

Yesterday, members of the University of Akron AAUP chapter ratified a contract with the administration. 

01.23.2010 | Study Reveals Support for Shared Governance

The study demonstrates the continued relevance and power of the AAUP’s concept of shared governance. 

01.20.2010 | State Department Lifts Ban on Scholars

Update 2/16/10: The AAUP and other coalition members sent a letter to secretary of state Hillary Clinton thanking her for ending the exclusion of Habib and Ramadan and asking her to reconsider other, similar cases.

01.14.2010 | Misplaced Priorities

USA Today finds that at many institutions, athletic programs continue to receive large subsidies--even while instructional budgets are being cut. 

01.11.2010 | AAUP Leaders Urge Provost to Give Up Nike Board Seat

The national AAUP congratulates its University of Washington chapter on its thoughtful and well reasoned statement urging UW provost Phyllis Wise to resign from her position on the board of the Nike Corporation.