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2012 AAUP Updates

04.19.2012 | Rudy Fichtenbaum Elected AAUP President

Wright State University professor Rudy Fichtenbaum has been elected president of the AAUP. Fichtenbaum, a long time AAUP leader and faculty unionist, will take office in June. Below, he is pictured at the AAUP Governance Conference. 

04.19.2012 | Michigan’s Folly

Should Michigan residents be concerned that the state’s legislators will enact legislation denying public university students their academic freedom? AAUP president Cary Nelson issued this statement on April 16, 2012.

04.19.2012 | New Union Cards Filed in Illinois

After administrators at the University of Illinois at Chicago challenged a single union for tenure-track and contingent faculty and refused to voluntarily recognize two separate unions, faculty today filed a new set of a membership cards with the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board for two separate bargaining units.

04.12.2012 | Layoffs at Two Louisiana Universities Violated Academic Standards

This is the third major report in five years published by the AAUP as a result of investigations in Louisiana. (4/12)

04.09.2012 | AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report

This report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades. 

03.29.2012 | Crisis at the University of Northern Iowa

The University of Iowa AAUP chapter issued a statement of support for and solidarity with its sister AAUP chapter at the University of Northern Iowa. Read more about the situation at Northern Iowa.

03.28.2012 | Faculty Call on UIC Administration to Bargain

Faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago are calling on the administration to voluntarily recognize two separate bargaining units, one of tenure-track and one of non-tenure-track faculty, after a court ruled Thursday that a joint bargaining unit was inconsistent with state law. The UIC United Faculty is affiliated with the AFT-IFT and the AAUP.

03.14.2012 | Faculty at the University of Oregon One Step Closer to Forming a Union

Update: The University of Oregon administration objected to the faculty's decision to unionize.