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2013 AAUP Updates

08.09.2013 | AAUP Names Julie Schmid as Executive Director

The AAUP is pleased to announce that Julie Schmid will join the Association as its executive director in October. The executive director, formerly called the general secretary, heads the national office staff.

08.09.2013 | AAUP Sends Follow-Up Letter to SLU President Biondi

On August 9, the AAUP wrote Saint Louis University President Biondi a follow-up letter urging him that upon  "further reflection you will not want the concluding chapter of your legacy to be actions that call into serious question your commitment to principles of academic freedom. We urge again that you rectify the situation.

08.07.2013 | DOE and DOJ Respond to AAUP Letter

The United States Departments of Justice and Education responded to the AAUP's Committee on Women in the Academic Profession's June letter concerning the resolution agreement regarding an investigation of the University of Montana's handling of allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

08.06.2013 | Summer Institute Trains Faculty, Inspires Action

The 2013 Summer Institute was held July 25–28 in Seattle, Washington. This was an extensive four-day series of workshops and seminars that helped to prepare the 230 attendees to organize their colleagues, stand up for academic freedom, and advocate for research and teaching as the core priority of higher education. We've also posted more pictures from the Summer Institute on our Flickr page. All of the photos are licensed so chapters and conferences are welcome to download and use them in their own publications.

07.29.2013 | University of California Affirms Faculty Free Speech Rights

The University of California Board of Regents has affirmed the right of faculty to speak out about institutional matters without fear of reprisal.

07.24.2013 | The Role of the Faculty in Conditions of Financial Exigency

Recent years have witnessed massive closings of academic programs that are basic to a college or university’s curriculum, with a resulting erosion in the number and the authority of the tenured faculty.  The AAUP responded when its Council adopted as official policy the final text of a major report, The Role of the Faculty in Conditions of Financial Exigency.

07.23.2013 | Indiana AAUP Conference Statement & Open Letter from 90 Professors

"In those emails, you criticized the historian Howard Zinn and his work, and you sought to find ways to “get rid of” Zinn’s ideas in Indiana schools."

07.19.2013 | AAUP Urges SLU President to Take Corrective Action

The AAUP's letter reminds Saint Louis University President Biondi that,"The protection of the academic freedom of faculty members in addressing issues of institutional governance is a prerequisite for the practice of governance unhampered by fear of retribution."