2016 AAUP Updates

10.19.2015 | Nominations Invited for 2016 Election

The Association’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2016. Nominations are due by Monday, December 14, 2015.

10.13.2015 | AAUP Committee Endorses October 15 Graduate Employee Day of Action

On Thursday, October 15, 2015 graduate employees at universities throughout the country are standing up in defense of their right to form unions and bargain collectively with their employers. The AAUP Committee on Graduate and Professional Students issued a statement a statement of solidarity in support of this day of action. 

10.09.2015 | Call for Proposals for 2016 Annual Conference on Higher Education

The AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be held June 15-19, 2016, in conjunction with the AAUP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. As we move into our second century, we invite reflection on racial, social, and labor justice in higher education.

10.01.2015 | Journal of Academic Freedom Issues Call for Papers on Global Partnerships

The AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom seeks scholarly articles that assess the impact on academic freedom of American universities’ partnerships with, and branch campuses and programs in, authoritarian countries. More general treatments of the “global university” and articles that address other major challenges to traditional notions of academic freedom are also welcome.

09.25.2015 | Regents Must Protect University's Independence

The AAUP and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations call upon University of California regents to protect the right of administrators and faculty to determine internal university policies through established processes of shared governance free from external political pressure.

09.24.2015 | The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom is Online Now

Volume 6 of the Journal of Academic Freedom includes eight essays that discuss the case of Steven Salaita and eight essays addressing other academic freedom issues.

09.17.2015 | Amicus Brief Defends Teacher Protections

This brief argues that the challenged statutes help protect teachers from retaliation, help keep good teachers in the classroom by promoting teacher longevity and discouraging teacher turnover, and allow teachers to act in students’ interests in presenting curricular material and advocating for students within the school system.

09.10.2015 | AAUP Welcomes Jennifer Ruth as Editor of Journal of Academic Freedom

Henry Reichman, AAUP first vice-president and chair of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, said “Jennifer Ruth's wide-ranging interests in topics as diverse as Victorian literature and higher education in China, her fervent commitment to academic freedom and shared governance, and her ambitious, innovative, and courageous efforts to address the profound implications of universities' increasing reliance on non-tenure-track faculty, make her an ideal candidate to edit the Journal of Academic Freedom."

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