2014 AAUP Updates

06.16.2014 | On Partnerships with Foreign Governments: The Case of Confucius Institutes

Allowing any third-party control of academic matters is inconsistent with principles of academic freedom, shared governance, and the institutional autonomy of colleges and universities. Confucius Institutes function as an arm of the Chinese state and are allowed to ignore these principles.

06.13.2014 | Understanding and Supporting Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Day two of the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and One Hundredth Annual Meeting was highlighted by a plenary luncheon presentation by Daniel Maxey, Co-Principal Investigator at The Delphi Project and a Dean’s Fellow in Urban Education Policy in the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education and the Pullias Center for Higher Education.

06.12.2014 | Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, the AAUP’s One Hundredth Annual Meeting convened in Washington, DC. Hank Reichman, chair of the AAUP’s Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, delivered the meeting's opening plenary address—“Can I Tweet That? Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications”—on the impact of digital documentation and communication on academic freedom.

06.06.2014 | Western Nevada College Faculty Overwhelmingly Ratifies First Collective Bargaining Agreement

The contract will significantly improve working conditions for faculty, and return faculty to the forefront of the academic decision making process at WNC.

06.03.2014 | Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education One Hundredth Annual Meeting of the AAUP

See a description of meeting events. Members of the media are welcome to attend.

05.28.2014 | Mary King Wins Georgina M. Smith Award

This award is presented "to a person who has provided exceptional leadership in the past year in improving the status of academic women or in advancing collective bargaining and through that work has improved the profession in general."

05.14.2014 | "Broken Pledges" and “Cuts Affect Doctoral Programs” Receive Awards for Excellence

The AAUP’s purpose in giving these awards is to recognize exceptional journalism and to encourage thoughtful, in-depth coverage of issues that are critical to faculty and higher education. The Molotsky Award will be presented at the AAUP's Annual Award Banquet on Saturday, June 14.

05.13.2014 | Teaching Millions or Making Millions?

A new animated video raises serious concerns about the claims and promises being made by the online education industry about the quality of its higher education programs.The video is part of a national grassroots campaign to inform families, educators, higher education leaders, and policymakers about the serious concerns of faculty members and educational staff who are on the front lines of higher education.

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