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2012 AAUP Updates

12.19.2012 | Introducing the New, Restructured AAUP

As of January 1, 2013, the AAUP has reorganized into three interlocked entities under one umbrella. This change will better align our legal status with our evolving activities, our changing membership, and our ambitious aims for future programs and services.

12.12.2012 | New Draft Statement on Confidentiality

This statement argues that requiring faculty members to sign confidentiality agreements as a requirement to serve on university committees is in most cases inconsistent with widely accepted standards of shared governance and with the concept of serving as a representative.

12.04.2012 | An Open Letter to the Yale Community

Letter raising concerns about the implications of the university's undertaking for academic freedom and the maintenance of educational standards at Yale and elsewhere.

11.29.2012 | Help Fight "Pathways" at CUNY

Please sign this national petition calling for a moratorium on the implementation of Pathways at CUNY.  The “reform” agenda that brought relentless testing and widespread privatization to K-12 schools has surfaced in higher education.  

11.20.2012 | Statement on Accreditation and Academic Freedom

The Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) have released an advisory statement on Accreditation and Academic Freedom.

11.05.2012 | University of Northern Iowa President Endangered Professor

University of Northern Iowa president Benjamin Allen appeared to engage in retaliation when he made prejudicial and inflammatory statements about a professor to the media, AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum charges.

11.05.2012 | 2012 Shared Governance Conference

The AAUP held its annual Shared Governance Conference from October 26 through 28, 2012.

10.10.2012 | A Warm Welcome to Our Wright State Colleagues

Non-tenure-track full-time faculty at Wright State today voted overwhelmingly to be represented in collective bargaining by a local AAUP chapter.