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2013 AAUP Updates

07.09.2013 | AAUP Issues Statement on the Accreditation of City College of San Francisco

The AAUP's Executive Committee expresses its support for faculty, students, staff, and community members at CCSF; urges the ACCJC to reconsider its revocation of CCSF's accreditation and to meaningfully and publicly address the complaints lodged by faculty and others about its functioning.

07.02.2013 | Higher Ed Coalition Affirms Commitment to Equal Opportunity and Diversity

The AAUP joined with 36 other national organizations to affirm a shared commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the wake of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin et al.

07.01.2013 | AAUP Issues Statement on UC-Boulder Ideology Survey

Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, expressed concern that a survey of ideological diversity at the University of Colorado-Boulder could be used to justify a political litmus test for faculty.

06.26.2013 | Confidentiality and Faculty Representation in Academic Governance

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.

06.25.2013 | Supreme Court Issues New Rulings

The Supreme Court issued three rulings on Monday that only slightly change the legal landscape for higher education.

06.20.2013 | University of Virginia Governance Investigation Update

The Committee on College and University Governance, in a statement presented to the Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting, condemned the deplorable actions of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors under its outgoing rector. The committee sees reason to hope that principles of shared academic governance will prevail under the board’s incoming rector.

06.19.2013 | Annual Meeting Passes Three Resolutions

On Saturday, June 15, 2013,  the AAUP's Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting passed the following three resolutions: Resolution Supporting The Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act, Resolution in Support of Faculty Control of the Curriculum at the City University of New York, and a resolution on “Profile for a Twenty-First-Century President”

06.15.2013 | AAUP Presents Award for Excellence in Coverage of Higher Education

This year’s shared award represents an acknowledgment that these two series represent the best kind of tough-minded, public-good journalism,  an achievement that is especially notable given the limited resources of newspapers today.