2013 AAUP Updates

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.

06.15.2013 | AAUP Censures Two Administrations, Removes Two from Censure

Delegates to the AAUP's Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting voted to place the administrations of Southern University, Baton Rouge and National Louis University  on the AAUP’s list of censured administrations and to remove Our Lady of Holy Cross College and St. Bonaventure University from the list. Censure by the AAUP informs the academic community that the administration of an institution has not adhered to generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure.

06.06.2013 | Committee on Women in the Academic Profession Offers Both Praise and Suggestions

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.

06.04.2013 | Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education

The AAUP will host its Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and Ninety-ninth Annual Meeting on June 12–16, 2013, at the Mayflower Renaissance in Washington, DC. The highlight of the Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be four days of presentations by faculty members and administrators from around the country.

05.30.2013 | AAUP Releases New Draft Report

This draft statement discusses communication between faculties and governing boards in colleges and universities and urges increased faculty-board communication.

05.21.2013 | 5th National Meeting of CFHE

Faculty and staff members from colleges and universities across the U.S. met in Ohio  to address the some of the toughest issues facing student success in America’s higher education system. The CFHE gathering looked at the problems with MOOCs and other more promising ways to use online teaching tools, including “hybrid” courses already in use at many colleges.

05.10.2013 | AAUP Statement on Academic Boycotts

The recent decision by noted physicist Stephen Hawking to call off plans to attend a major conference in Israel out of deference to an academic boycott advocated by some pro-Palestinian groups and the vote in late April by the membership of the Association for Asian American Studies to endorse such a boycott have again raised the issue of whether such boycotts violate the principles of academic freedom.

05.07.2013 | Proposed Changes to AAUP Constitution

At its November 2012 meeting, the AAUP Council approved a number of proposed amendments to the AAUP Constitution that are recommended for adoption by the 2013 Annual Meeting. 

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