2014 AAUP Updates

08.07.2014 | Statement on Case of Steven Salaita

A report that the University of Illinois has withdrawn a job offer to a professor in response to his controversial comments on Twitter is troubling, say AAUP leaders in a statement released today. If the report is accurate, there is good reason to fear that academic freedom has been violated.

07.18.2014 | AERA Endorses the AAUP’s 1940 Statement of Principles

We're pleased to announce that the council of the American Educational Research Association voted last month to endorse the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure issued by the AAUP and the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

07.10.2014 | "In a Fight for More Funds, Professors Quantify Colleges’ Neglect of Instruction"

Read about how AAUP budget analysis has emerged as a powerful weapon for faculty members battling administrators over spending.

07.09.2014 | New Union for University of Illinois Educators

Nearly 500 non-tenure track faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) won a major victory by forming a union, which was certified in July by the labor relations board. This win is part of a trend in higher education where faculties are pushing back against college administrators turning university teaching into an unstable, temporary job.

07.07.2014 | AAUP Amicus Brief Supports Collective Bargaining Rights for Graduate Assistants

The AAUP filed an amicus brief with the National Labor Relations Board arguing that graduate assistants at private sector institutions should be considered employees with collective bargaining rights.

06.30.2014 | Harris v. Quinn Update

In this case, the Supreme Court declined requests to radically alter agency fee law, but refused to allow the charging of agency fees to certain “partial-public” employees.

06.23.2014 | Vermont Congressman Wins Yost Award

Representative Peter Welch of Vermont was chosen as the recipient of this award, given annually to a member of Congress who has championed the causes of higher education. He was nominated for the award by the Executive Committee of United Academics (AAUP/AFT), the union representing 850 full- and part-time faculty members at the University of Vermont.

06.16.2014 | AAUP Censures One Administration, Authorizes a Committee to Remove Another from Censure, and Closes Its File on a Previous Investigation

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.

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