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2020 AAUP Updates

05.06.2020 | AAUP Offers Guidance for Reopening Campuses

The AAUP has issued guidance on reopening campuses for our chapters, faculty governing bodies, and administrations. The guidance, which is consistent with existing AAUP policies and standards, emphasizes the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff and the importance of faculty involvement in decisions related to instruction.

05.05.2020 | AAUP and AFT Urge Education Department to Rescind Proposed Rules for Distance Education

The AAUP and the AFT have submitted joint comments urging the Department of Education to rescind proposed rules for distance education, citing the importance of interaction between students and faculty and the dangers of outsourcing core educational responsibilities.

04.09.2020 | Statement of Solidarity with Essential Workers

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum has issued a statement of solidarity with essential workers who are at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. AAUP members and supporters can send a message of support by signing on to the solidarity statement.

04.07.2020 | Salaries for Full-Time Faculty Have Barely Budged in Four Years

Faculty salaries show no signs of growth, according to data from the AAUP’s annual Faculty Compensation Survey released today. After adjusting for inflation, salaries for full-time faculty members at US colleges and universities were just 0.5 percent higher in 2019–20 than they were in the preceding academic year.

04.02.2020 | AAUP Supports Attorneys General Urging Suspension of New Title IX Regulations during COVID-19 Pandemic

The AAUP joins eighteen attorneys generals who urge the Department of Education to “suspend the rulemaking process for the proposed regulations implementing Title IX” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

04.01.2020 | New FAQs on AAUP Principles and Standards for the COVID-19 Crisis

The AAUP has created a new FAQ page on AAUP principles and standards for the COVID-19 crisis.

03.17.2020 | AFT and AAUP Principles for Higher Education Response to COVID-19

The AAUP, together with its organizing partner the American Federation of Teachers, has formulated principles to guide higher education's response to COVID-19.

03.16.2020 | Academic Freedom Case at Emory Law School Resolved

The Emory University Faculty Hearing Committee has found that the Emory administration failed to demonstrate adequate cause for dismissing tenured law professor Paul Zwier for his classroom use of the n-word, which the AAUP had defended as protected speech under principles of academic freedom.