2018 AAUP Updates

01.24.2016 | Jordan Kurland, Champion of Academic Freedom, Dies at 87

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of AAUP associate general secretary Jordan E. Kurland. Jordan was a member of the AAUP staff for more than fifty years and carried out his responsibilities with dedication, skill, and passion. He will be sorely missed.

01.13.2016 | Inquiry at College of Saint Rose

The AAUP will send a committee to the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, to inquire into issues raised by mass layoffs. Members of the faculty sought the AAUP's assistance after a notice of layoff was sent to twenty-three faculty members.

01.11.2016 | AAUP Responds to Friedrichs Oral Arguments

The Friedrichs case is an attack on workers’ rights to bargain collectively, an attack on workplace democracy, and an attack on the middle class. It is also a call to organize; attempts to divide us will not work.

12.22.2015 | Nominating Committee Issues Final Report for 2016 Council Elections

The nominatio​ns period for the 2016 governing council election has closed and the Nominating Committee issued its final report on Dec 21.

12.14.2015 | Unanimous Vote: Part-time Faculty Emerson College’s Los Angeles Campus Win Union Representation

22 part-time faculty at the Los Angeles campus of Emerson College overwhelmingly won a National Labor Relations Board-supervised election for union representation, choosing to be represented by the American Association of University Professors.

12.10.2015 | University of Iowa President Search Subject of Governance Investigation

A report released today presents the results of an investigation into the search process leading to the selection of Bruce Harreld as president of the University of Iowa.

11.25.2015 | AAUP Office Closing for Thanksgiving

The AAUP's national office is closing early on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will close at 3 pm Wednesday and reopen on Monday, November 30. Happy Thanksgiving!

11.17.2015 | Governance Violations at Union County College

A report out from the AAUP finds severe departures from generally accepted standards of academic governance and details how the administration at the New Jersey community college sharply diminished the role and influence of the faculty in the college’s governance system.