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2012 AAUP Updates

08.01.2012 | Tentative Agreement Between CFA & CSU

The California Faculty Association (CFA) and the California State University announced a tentative agreement on the faculty contract. "It's a fair agreement in the context of hard times," said Lillian Taiz, of the California Faculty Association, "We are disappointed we were not able to get a raise, but that wasn't in the cards.

07.16.2012 | Protect Nondefense Discretionary Spending

The AAUP has joined with nearly three thousand national, state, and local organizations to support funding non-defense discretionary spending, or NDD. These programs reach every part of our lives, from public safety and infrastructure to research and education.

07.03.2012 | Congratulations to UIC Faculty

After two faculty bargaining units were certified last week, the University of Illinois at Chicago administration has indicated it will stop fighting recognition and proceed to bargaining. 

06.26.2012 | New Report on Contingent Faculty and Governance

As the AAUP has documented time and time again, the proportion of faculty appointments that are “contingent”—lacking the benefits and protections of tenure and a planned long-term relationship with an institution—has increased dramatically over the past few decades. By 2009—the latest year for which national data are available—75 percent of US faculty appointments were off the tenure track, and 60 percent were part-time.

06.19.2012 | Contingent Faculty Survey Results

The Coalition on the Academic Workforce, of which the AAUP is a member, released the results of its highly anticipated survey of contingent faculty. 

06.18.2012 | AAUP Censures Three Louisiana Administrations

Delegates to the Ninety-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) voted on June 16 to place Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, as well as Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond (both components of the University of Louisiana System) on the AAUP’s list of censured administrations.

06.16.2012 | Governing Board’s Ouster of University of Virginia President

The AAUP's Annual Meeting passed a resolution expressing its deep concern over the action of the University of Virginia's Board of Visitors. 

06.15.2012 | “Lost in Translation” Receives the AAUP’s Award for Excellence in Coverage of Higher Education

The winning entry, published by Bloomberg News, was a five article series that ran from May 5 – December 20, 2011.