Upcoming Events

June 1, 2018 to June 2, 2018

A meeting of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

June 14, 2018 to June 17, 2018

The AAUP's 2018 Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will focus on free speech on campus.

July 19, 2018 to July 22, 2018

The 2018 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to the University of New Hampshire in scenic Durham, New Hampshire July 19–22.

October 26, 2018 to October 27, 2018

A meeting of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

AAUP Updates

The AAUP joined in an amicus brief supporting a permanent injunction against a Trump administration executive order that sought to strip federal funding from “sanctuary jurisdictions.” The AAUP’s interest in the case stems from the potential application of the executive order to colleges and universities.

Last week, news surfaced of an email by University of Wisconsin system president Ray Cross conveying his disrespect for shared governance, which he characterized as an obstacle to institutional restructuring. The AAUP’s Committee on College and University Governance joins the growing chorus of voices denouncing Cross’s ill-judged remarks and calling on him to explain them.

The National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors submitted an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in the case of Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31. The case is the latest legal threat to union rights and is part of a broader effort to weaken the freedom and power of working people, to undermine public services, and to erode the common good.

AAUP in the News

Fri, 02/23/2018  |  The Nation

Rachel Ida Buff, AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom editor and a member of the AAUP Committee on College and University Governance, writes about how the president of the University of Wisconsin System is trying to reconcile a well-funded assault on public institutions with the state’s deep blue sea of support for accessible education.

Fri, 02/23/2018  |  Socialist Worker

Union members, activists, and community members will take part in a day of action on February 24 to focus attention on a Supreme Court case with profound and threatening implications for the labor movement. On February 26, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31. Sherry Wolf, with Rutgers AAUP-AFT, and others discuss the current situation and possibilities for the future.

Wed, 02/14/2018  |  Raging Chicken Press

AAUP Council member Howard Bunsis discusses budgets and fear. He says to faculty, "You can’t just put your head down, teach your classes, do your research, and go home. If you want to change the place, you have to act collectively. ... We’re always better off when we act together.”

Tue, 02/06/2018  |  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Another faculty backlash is brewing against University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross because Republican lawmakers got a heads-up about his far-reaching plans to restructure the two-year colleges while faculty, staff and students were kept in the dark. Several emails obtained by Wisconsin Public Radio revealed the UW System president intentionally kept his plans a secret from campus governance groups so they wouldn't be thwarted. The UW-Madison AAUP chapter responded in an open letter, "It does not bode well for the success of your policies that you consider shared governance to be nothing more than an impediment to progress," and at UW-Milwaukee, the University Committee and the AAUP chapter are jointly sponsoring a resolution of censure.

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