2011 AAUP Updates

10.03.2011 | Investigating Committee to Visit Louisiana

The AAUP announced Friday that an investigating committee will visit Louisiana November 12-15 to look into discontinuance of academic programs within the University of Louisiana system and resulting potential termination of tenured appointments.

09.29.2011 | Cincinnati State Faculty Strike

Faculty and students are taking back the campus Friday as the planned one-week strike ends.

09.13.2011 | Unconstitutional Speech Restrictions On Hold

A proposed new electronic communications policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was "put on hold" after the AAUP and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education warned, in a joint letter, that it would restrict student and faculty speech. 

09.10.2011 | Countering the Chilling Effect of FOIA Requests on Scholarship

Read a new issue brief on how to protect both academic freedom and the public’s right to know.

08.18.2011 | While Lauding New DOE Guidance on Sexual Harassment, the AAUP Raises Academic Freedom Concerns

On August 18, the AAUP wrote to the Department of Education to laud the department’s efforts to address systemic gender inequalities in the US educational system. 

08.12.2011 | AAUP Legal Brief Supports Prof Who Spoke Out

The AAUP has filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in support of Loretta Capeheart, a tenured professor at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU). 

08.11.2011 | UVA Should Protect Its Scientists

The AAUP joined with three other groups in writing a letter to University of Virginia president Teresa Sullivan urging her to reconsider a May 2011 agreement the university made with the American Tradition Institute. 

06.16.2011 | The AAUP Congratulates Our Chapters and Conferences

In order to encourage and recognize membership growth in AAUP chapters and state conferences, the national AAUP announced that it would award travel scholarships to the conferences and chapters who had the highest numbers of new members (both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the total faculty).