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2020 AAUP Updates

07.14.2020 | AAUP Joins Amicus Brief Opposing DHS Directive

The AAUP joined over seventy other higher education organizations yesterday in submitting an amicus brief, prepared by the American Council on Education (ACE), in support of a legal challenge filed by Harvard University and MIT against the US Department of Homeland Security in the US District Court in Massachusetts to prevent DHS’s July 6 directive, which rescinds a prior COVID-19 exemption for international students participating in online education, from taking effect.

07.13.2020 | Statement on DHS Ruling on International Students

The AAUP joins many other higher education organizations and colleagues in the labor movement in calling on the Trump administration to allow all international students to obtain or retain visas to continue their education at US institutions, regardless of whether they participate remotely, in person, or through a hybrid model and regardless of whether they are studying inside or outside the United States, during this unprecedented global health crisis.

06.29.2020 | Principles of Academic Governance during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic must not become the occasion for administrations or governing boards to jettison normative principles of academic governance.

06.24.2020 | Statement on Racial Justice in Higher Education

We call on our chapters, our members, and campus administrations to stand firm in their support of members of the campus community who speak out in the name of anti-racism and racial justice.

06.22.2020 | Pacific Lutheran University Added to List of Censured Administrations

The governing Council of the AAUP voted to add Pacific Lutheran University to the AAUP’s list of censured administrations. The Council also voted to remove Clarkson College of Nebraska. Since 1938 the AAUP has censured administrations of higher education institutions for failing to observe generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure.

06.01.2020 | Statement on Protests in Response to the Murder of George Floyd

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum has issued a statement on the protests in response to the murder of George Floyd.

05.28.2020 | AAUP Report Identifies Key Factors to Watch following COVID-19 Pandemic

The AAUP's Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession provides a snapshot of faculty compensation for the 2019–20 academic year, as the country was on the brink of what may be the most serious economic crisis since the Great Depression.

05.28.2020 | Oregon State University Faculty Secure First Union Contract

Faculty at Oregon State University have agreed to terms on a historic first union contract, at a time of unprecedented challenges to higher education.