2011 AAUP Updates

11.30.2011 | Oregon Ed Board Should Reconsider

In dismissing the president of the University of Oregon without consultation with the university community, the Oregon State Board of Higher Education violated fundamental standards of shared governance.

11.30.2011 | Across-the-Board Demotion Reprehensible

The AAUP denounced a move by Middle Tennessee State University administrators to impose a demotion in rank on full-time non-tenure-track faculty while threatening to dismiss any who refuse. 

11.11.2011 | Fund Teaching, Not Perks

 As the California Faculty Association plans one-day strikes at two campuses, the AAUP issued a statement of support.

11.10.2011 | Victory for Unions and Higher Ed

This week saw a historic and inspiring victory as Ohio voters decisively repealed legislation that would have severely restricted the collective bargaining rights of Ohio public-sector workers and especially faculty. Read a letter from the Ohio AAUP conference.

10.24.2011 | New Union Responds to Challenges

10/24/11 Update: The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board on Friday rejected a request from the University of Illinois at Chicago administration to stay an order certifying the faculty union. 

10.20.2011 | Academic Freedom and Tenure Report

The AAUP has issued a supplemental report on Savannah College of Art and Design.

10.08.2011 | IRBs Should Evaluate Risk Empirically

The AAUP encourages the exemption of interviews with legally competent adults from IRB oversight.

10.07.2011 | The AAUP Supports Occupy Wall Street

The American Association of University Professors stands in solidarity with the movement protesting the huge and growing gap between rich and poor.