2023 AAUP Updates

05.16.2023 | AAUP President Irene Mulvey on DeSantis’s Signing of Anti-DEI Bill

Governor DeSantis’s signing of anti-DEI SB 266 today further cements the decline of Florida’s higher education system by enshrining into law culture-war-inspired censorship that will have a disastrous impact on students, faculty, and the future of education in the state.

05.16.2023 | Collin College and Emporia State University Added to Censure List

The AAUP's governing Council has voted to censure the administrations of Collin College and Emporia State University.

05.01.2023 | Emporia State Layoffs a Direct Assault on Tenure and Academic Freedom

Today, the AAUP published an investigative report concerning the termination of thirty tenured and tenure-track faculty appointments at Emporia State University. The investigating committee concluded that these terminations and other policies at ESU demonstrated "that conditions for academic governance at Emporia State are deficient."

04.24.2023 | Egregious Violations of Academic Freedom at Collin College

Today, the AAUP published a report concerning the Collin College administration’s summary termination of the services of professors Lora Burnett, Suzanne Jones, and Michael Phillips. An investigating committee found that the  administration’s actions violated all three faculty members’ academic freedom to speak as citizens and to criticize institutional policies, and, in one case, violated academic freedom in teaching.

04.21.2023 | Faculty Voices Critical to Institutional Evaluations

The AAUP urges the Department of Education to foreground faculty voices in rulemaking processes to evaluate institutional standards and accountability.

04.05.2023 | Faculty Real Wages Decrease Again

Preliminary data from the 2023 Faculty Compensation Survey are now available.

03.28.2023 | New Data on the Academic Workforce

The AAUP's data snapshot documents the shift in US academic employment from mostly full-time tenured or tenure-track appointments to mostly contingent appointments, as well as disparities that remain for women faculty and faculty of color.

03.10.2023 | AAUP Files Brief Supporting Firearms Prohibition at University of Michigan

The AAUP joined gun violence prevention organizations Brady and Team Enough in filing an amicus brief in support of the University of Michigan’s ordinance prohibiting the possession of firearms and other dangerous weapons on university property, citing that the university's prohibition protects the free speech rights of students and faculty, safeguards academic freedom, promotes the free exchange of ideas on campus, and furthers the university’s core educational goals.