2020 AAUP Updates

04.01.2020 | New FAQs on AAUP Principles and Standards for the COVID-19 Crisis

The AAUP has created a new FAQ page on AAUP principles and standards for the COVID-19 crisis.

03.17.2020 | AFT and AAUP Principles for Higher Education Response to COVID-19

The AAUP, together with its organizing partner the American Federation of Teachers, has formulated principles to guide higher education's response to COVID-19.

03.16.2020 | Academic Freedom Case at Emory Law School Resolved

The Emory University Faculty Hearing Committee has found that the Emory administration failed to demonstrate adequate cause for dismissing tenured law professor Paul Zwier for his classroom use of the n-word, which the AAUP had defended as protected speech under principles of academic freedom.

03.10.2020 | Statement on COVID-19 and the Faculty Role in Decision-Making

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum has issued a statement on campus responses to the coronavirus.

03.05.2020 | COVID-19 Resource Page for Higher Ed

The AAUP has created a resource page for the higher ed community on the coronavirus (COVID-19).

03.02.2020 | Statement in Solidarity with Striking UCSC Graduate Workers

Remarks from Henry Reichman, second vice president of the AAUP and chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, read at a March 2 press conference held by faculty organizing group  in support of striking UC Santa Cruz graduate workers.

02.28.2020 | AAUP Statement on UCSC Graduate Workers Strike

The AAUP's Council has issued the following statement of support for the striking graduate student workers at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

01.23.2020 | AAUP Sends Letter to Babson College about Dismissal for Social Media Posts

The AAUP sent a letter today to the administration of Babson College regarding the case of Asheen Phansey, a part-time faculty member who was summarily dismissed on January 9 after posting a jocular comment on Facebook concerning President Trump’s tweeted threat to bomb Iranian cultural sites.