2013 AAUP Updates

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.

04.04.2013 | AAUP Releases Investigative Report on SUBR

This report investigates the declaration of financial exigency at Southern University, Baton Rouge (SUBR), and the subsequent terminations of tenured professors and restructuring of academic programs. 

04.04.2013 | Defunding Political Science Research at the NSF

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) condemns recent congressional action to defund the political science program of the National Science Foundation.

04.02.2013 | Affordable Care Act and Part-Time Faculty

Actions by colleges and universities to cut the courseloads of part-time faculty members to evade provisions of the Affordable Care Act are reprehensible. Institutions must recognize the many activities in which part-time faculty members engage, and provide benefits accordingly.

03.25.2013 | AAUP Updates FMLA Guidebook

To clarify how to apply the FMLA in academic settings, the AAUP produced a guidebook, authored by attorney Kathi Westcott and economics professor Saranna Thornton and now available online in an updated edition.

03.20.2013 | Washington state's "Freedom to Innovate" Act Fails to Advance

The AAUP-supported legislation is effectively dead for the 2013 legislative session, having failed to pass out of the Senate Higher Education Committee prior to cut-off.

03.18.2013 | Contract Agreement at BGSU

The AAUP is pleased to announce that the Bowling Green State University Faculty Association and the BGSU administration have tentatively agreed to a contract, nearly two years after the union was formed. Faculty will vote on the contract in early April.

03.14.2013 | AAUP Releases Investigative Report on UVA

The report documents a major breakdown in governance at UVA, focusing on the role of the board of visitors and its rector, Helen Dragas, who initiated the effort to force the president’s resignation.

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