2022 AAUP Updates

02.17.2022 | The AAUP Joins Movement Seeking Justice For Professor Xiaoxing Xi

The American Association of University Professors has joined with the Asian American community and several civil rights groups in challenging the federal government’s racial profiling and surveillance of Asian American and Asian immigrant scientists and researchers—especially those of Chinese descent.

02.14.2022 | AAUP Denounces Lack of Transparency, Politicization of Georgia Chancellor Search

Last Friday, the University System of Georgia (USG) Board of Regents reportedly met in secret to interview former Georgia governor and Trump-appointed Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for the position of chancellor. Aside from a small number of “listening sessions” in March 2021, the entire search process has been hidden from public view. The American Association of University Professors condemns the closed nature of the search and calls for meaningful faculty participation in the chancellor search.

02.03.2022 | AAUP President Condemns HBCU Bomb Threats

When a bomb threat is made at one of our historically Black colleges and universities, it becomes the latest entry in a long and shameful history of incidents of violence and racial terror which have resulted in the systemic and persistent racial inequity we see in US society today. The AAUP condemns the racial terrorism perpetuated by the numerous bomb threats at over a dozen HBCUs over the last several weeks.

01.25.2022 | AAUP President Cautions Against Lack of Transparency as University of Florida Seeks New President

A recent faculty senate report highlighted troubling threats to academic freedom at the University of Florida. And while a presidential search is an opportunity to affirm principles of shared governance, and to highlight transparency and accountability in public higher education, Florida appears poised again to step away from the mission of higher education to serve the common good.