2016 AAUP Updates

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.

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.

12.17.2015 | ASC Nominations

The nominations period has now closed for AAUP Assembly of State Conferences (ASC) elections.

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!

11.12.2015 | Principles of Academic Due Process

Long-serving full-time faculty members on renewable term appointments should be afforded the same procedural protections against involuntary separation as tenured faculty members.

11.12.2015 | "Campus Carry" Laws

In a statement issued today, the AAUP and three other groups support efforts to make college campuses as safe and weapon-free as possible. We oppose “campus carry” laws and encourage colleges and universities to embrace critical incident planning that includes faculty and staff and to advise all faculty and staff of these plans. 

11.05.2015 | Developments in the University of Wisconsin System

The AAUP issued a statement about policies drafted by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents following the removal of tenure and shared governance protections from Wisconsin state law. In spite of prior assurances by the Regents that policies would respect AAUP standards and principles, recommendations currently under consideration include proposals for post-tenure review that raise serious concerns.

11.04.2015 | Brief Supports Diversity in Admissions

Joining in an amicus brief filed by the American Council on Education on October 30 in the US Supreme Court case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the AAUP reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to promoting the educational value of diversity. This is the second time the Supreme Court has considered Fisher’s challenge to the use of race as a consideration in the University of Texas’s holistic admissions process and the fourth time the AAUP has joined an amicus brief in the case.

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