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2011 AAUP Updates

05.24.2011 | Idaho Board Unjustified in Axing Faculty Senate

This not only violates fundamental principles of academic governance but poorly serves the teaching and research mission of the university.

04.29.2011 | New Faculty Union in Illinois

University of Illinois Chicago becomes the first large public research university to unionize in Illinois history

04.28.2011 | Labor Studies Faculty Targeted

5/12/11 Update: University of Missouri St. Louis Chancellor Thomas George and Provost Glen Cope issued a statement declaring that adjunct professor Don Giljum remains eligible to teach at UMSL. 

04.26.2011 | AAUP Supports University’s Effort to Protect Academic Freedom

 A joint amicus brief to the Virginia Supreme Court explains why scientists and other scholars must be able to communicate freely, without fear of government intrusion. 

04.20.2011 | Cary Nelson and Kenneth Stern Pen Open Letter on Campus Antisemitism

On April 20, 2011, AAUP president Cary Nelson and Kenneth Stern of the American Jewish Committee published an open letter on the topic of campus antisemitism, and especially how it related to Title VI regulations about discrimination in federally funded programs. The letter was written in response to several recent allegations of antisemitism at campuses around the country.

04.16.2011 | AAUP Elects National Council Members and ASC Chair

The AAUP elected thirteen members to its national Council and a chair for the Assemlby of State Conferences.

04.14.2011 | UVA Should Defend Academic Freedom

The attack on professor Michael Mann is similar to the recent attack on University of Wisconsin professor William Cronon.

04.11.2011 | “It's Not Over Yet”

 It’s Not Over Yet: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2010–11 is now available.