2012 AAUP Updates

06.13.2012 | Report on Academic-Industry Partnerships

This report is unstinting in its defense of academic freedom and the rights of faculty to control their research agendas and the fate of the intellectual property they create.

06.06.2012 | Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education

The AAUP will host its Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education on June 9–13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  Members of the media are welcome to attend. 

06.01.2012 | Summary Dismissal of Contingent Faculty Member Raises Concerns

The summary dismissal of a contingent faculty member at Texas A & M University-San Antonio (TAMUS) raises serious concerns for the AAUP.  A letter was sent to the TAMUS administration yesterday conveying these concerns. Read the AAUP's letter (.pdf)

05.23.2012 | NLRB Chairman to Speak at AAUP Annual Conference

The AAUP is proud to announce that Mark G. Pearce, the chairman of the National Labor Relations Board, will be speaking to our Annual Conference on Saturday, June 16. His address will be titled "NLRB: from the Attic to the Kitchen" and will happen as part of a special plenary presentation at 2:00 p. m.

05.21.2012 | Journal of Academic Freedom Seeks Editor

The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom is an online journal that seeks to develop international discussion of academic freedom and related issues. It focuses on scholarship on academic freedom and its relation to shared governance, tenure, the structure of the academy, and collective bargaining.

05.03.2012 | Faculty, Grad Employee Contracts Rejected

On May 7, the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education voted down contracts for faculty and graduate assistants at the University of Rhode Island. 

05.03.2012 | The AAUP Supports California Faculty

Members of the California Faculty Association, an AAUP affiliate, overwhelmingly approved unprecedented system-wide strikes. The vote came after two years of unsuccessful bargaining with the California State University administration, where administrators are pushing for draconian cuts to the instructional budget. 

04.24.2012 | Agreement on Faculty Union at University of Oregon

Update: April 27, 2012 United Academics of the University of Oregon, AAUP/AFT, AFL-CIO is officially certified.  

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