2016 AAUP Updates

03.07.2016 | Conference Grants Available for Contingent Faculty

Thanks to a grant from the AAUP Foundation, a limited amount of scholarship money is available to defray 2016 AAUP Annual Conference costs for faculty members in contingent appointments. The application deadline is March 13, 2016. Preference will be given to accepted presenters for whom the conference costs would be prohibitive.

03.07.2016 | AAUP to Investigate University of Missouri's Dismissal of Melissa Click

Julie Schmid, executive director of the American Association of University Professors, today authorized a formal investigation in the case of professor Melissa Click at the University of Missouri. In February, the board of curators of the University of Missouri system summarily dismissed Click from the UM faculty. 

03.03.2016 | Letter to UM Discusses Next Steps in Melissa Click Case

AAUP Associate Secretary Hans-Joerg Tiede sent a letter to the chair of the MU board of curators and the interim chancellor expressing concern for the unresolved case of Melissa Click. It also discusses next steps, including a meeting with the AAUP executive director on whether to authorize a staff-recommended investigating committee.

02.26.2016 | Response to MU Board of Curators' Dismissal of Melissa Click

The AAUP's Associate Secretary Hans-Joerg Tiede sent a letter to MU Chancellor Hank Foley urging in the strongest terms that the board of curators immediately rescind the notice of termination issued to Professor Click and that any future action be consistent with the institutional regulations of the University of Missouri and with the AAUP-supported standards.

02.09.2016 | Opt-In for Academe Print Edition

As of July 2016, AAUP members who wish to receive a print subscription to Academe ​magazine must opt in to do so, at no charge. Those who do not opt in to print will receive an electronic subscription by default. To opt in, you will need to enter your AAUP website login information here: opt-in page.

02.03.2016 | Statement on Wisconsin Policies

The AAUP and the AFT-Wisconsin issued a statement on draft policies on tenure issued by University of Wisconsin regents, which incorporate a number of sound elements, but fall short in other areas.

02.01.2016 | ASC Nominating Committee Issues Report

The ASC Nominations Committee for the 2016 elections issued its final report today. The Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large seats will be elected by delegates to the June 17 ASC meeting in Washington, DC.

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.

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