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2013 AAUP Updates

05.07.2013 | AAUP Letter in Response to Threats to Student

The AAUP's Committee on Women, responding to threats of sexual violence against a University of Connecticut student who issued an open letter to university president Susan Herbst, wrote President Herbst  urging the university to commit time and resources to the development of sound policies and procedures for managing sexual assault on campus.

04.30.2013 | AAUP Announces Winner of 2013 Sternberg Award

This year’s Sternberg Award committee is pleased to announce Janet Golden of Rutgers University, Camden as the winner of the 2013 Marilyn Sternberg Award. The committee was especially impressed by Janet’s work on the campaign to “Save Rutgers Camden.”

04.24.2013 | UT Nursing Faculty Vote for Collective Bargaining

The faculty of the University of Toledo College of Nursing have voted for collective bargaining and will form a unit as part of the UT-AAUP. 

04.18.2013 | No Justification for Tenure Terminations at National Louis University

This report concludes that administrators at National Louis University had no acceptable financial or educational justification for discontinuing fourteen academic programs, closing four departments in the College of Arts and Sciences, and terminating the appointments of at least sixty-three full-time faculty members.

04.17.2013 | New Council Members and ASC Chair Elected

The AAUP elected six district representatives and three at-large members to its national Council, the governing body of the Association. Additionally, members elected a new Assembly of State Conferences chair. 

04.16.2013 | AAUP's letter to FAU's President Saunders

In a letter to the president of Florida Atlantic University, the AAUP defended a communication professor’s right, under principles of academic freedom, to speak on matters of public concern without fear of institutional discipline.

04.12.2013 | Victory at Bowling Green

On April 12, 2013, the faculty union at Bowling Green State University voted 97% in favor of their new collective bargaining agreement. The contract is the first between the BGSU Faculty Association and the BGSU administration since the FA won recognition in October 2010.

04.08.2013 | “Here’s The News”: AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report

Salaries for full-time faculty members at American colleges and universities continue to recover slowly from the ongoing recession in higher education, but the longer-term trends are not promising. That’s the finding in this year’s annual report on faculty compensation and the economics of higher education issued by the American Association of University Professors.