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  • 2012 Media Releases | AAUP
    Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home News Media Releases AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media 2015 Media Releases 2014 Media Releases 2013 Media Releases 2012 Media Releases 2011 Media Releases 2010 Media Releases 2012 Media Releases 06 13 2012 Report on Academic Industry Partnerships This report is unstinting in its defense of academic freedom and the rights of faculty to control their research agendas and the fate of the intellectual property they create 06 06 2012 Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education The AAUP will host its Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education on June 9 13 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D C Members of the media are welcome to attend 04 24 2012 Agreement on Faculty Union at University of Oregon Update April 27 2012 United Academics of the University of Oregon AAUP AFT AFL CIO is officially certified 04 12 2012 Layoffs at Two Louisiana Universities Violated Academic Standards This is the third major report in five years published by the AAUP as a result of investigations in Louisiana 4 12 04 09 2012 AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report This report has been an authoritative source of data on faculty salaries and compensation for decades 03 29 2012 Crisis at the University of Northern Iowa The University of Iowa AAUP chapter issued a statement of support for and solidarity with its sister AAUP chapter at the University of Northern Iowa Read more about the situtation at Northern Iowa 03 14 2012 Faculty at the University of Oregon One Step Closer to Forming a Union Update The University of Oregon administration objected to the faculty s decision

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/media-releases/2012?page=1 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2012 Media Releases | AAUP
    Graduate Students The Academic Bill of Rights Minority Serving Institutions Post Tenure Review Retirement Sexual Diversity Gender Identity Teaching Evaluation Tenure Women in Higher Education Reports Publications AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom AAUP Bookstore News AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media Get Involved Upcoming Events Local Toolkit Issue Campaigns Find Chapters Conferences Start a Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home News Media Releases AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media 2015 Media Releases 2014 Media Releases 2013 Media Releases 2012 Media Releases 2011 Media Releases 2010 Media Releases 2012 Media Releases 02 14 2012 It s Not Much Fun to Lose Your Name AAUP President Cary Nelson issued a statement today about a proposed plan by an appointed commission suggesting that Rutgers Camden be broken away from Rutgers University and merged with Rowan University 02 07 2012 Rights and Responsibilities of Faculty Members Who Have Disabilities This report addresses practical and legal issues involving these faculty members and reaffirms their entitlement to due process 02 03 2012 Historic Michigan Campaign Under Way A victory for this high profile group of academic employees would be a victory for every cohort of unrepresented research assistants across the country 02 02 2012 AAUP Statement on Indiana Right to Work Law The AAUP stands behind the right of all employee groups to decide for themselves whether to bargain collectively 01 25 2012 University of Oregon Faculty Launch Union Campaign A central theme of the campaign is that teachers working conditions are students learning conditions Pages first previous 1 2 3 AAUP Awards The Iris Molotsky Award for Excellence in Coverage of Higher

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  • New Union Responds to Challenges | AAUP
    Employer will succeed on the merits 9 15 11 Update Today the full Illinois Education Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of the faculty union at the University of Illinois Chicago UIC certifying the group as one bargaining unit UIC United Faculty will immediately contact the administration to bargain a first contract The faculty voted last spring to have one union represent tenured tenure track and non tenure track faculty but the administration has been fighting against this The faculty union called on the administration to get down to work with them on strengthening the university and to stop spending student and taxpayer dollars on appeals We have followed the law and previous case law clearly shows that we have every legal right to be recognized as one union said Lennard Davis Distinguished Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC For more information visit uicunitedfaculty org 7 13 11 Update An Illinois judge has sided in favor of the new AAUP AFT union at the University of Illinois Chicago after the administration challenged the union s inclusion of both tenure track and contingent faculty The court found that faculty in tenure track and contingent positions have enough in common to form a single bargaining unit and that the language in the Illinois law regarding faculty unions does not bar adjuncts from joining Original Post 5 19 11 For Immediate Release May 19 2011 Contact Dave Comerford IFT Chicago IL The University of Illinois Chicago faculty who recently voted to be represented by a union vowed today to fight for their legal and democratic right to a voice at their institution despite the university s legal efforts to deny them that right The university has filed a motion to dismiss the faculty s petition to the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board to form a union We are profoundly disappointed that President Hogan and the university would treat faculty in such a hostile manner We carry out the university s mission and should have input in making UIC better for students and the instructional staff said Patricia O Brien associate professor with the UIC College of Social Work Instead of wasting tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on legal fees to create a wedge between faculty and administration the administration should respect the will of its workers and begin negotiations immediately on a first contract The faculty union members said they regretted that the university was adopting tactics used by other states to attack public employees and thwart their democratic right to form a union Collaboration and respect not conflict at the bargaining table is the best avenue to ensure that UIC provides a quality education and acts in the best interest of students said Lennard Davis distinguished professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UIC On April 29 representatives of UIC United Faculty jointly organized by the American Federation of Teachers the Illinois Federation of Teachers and the American Association of University Professors delivered

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  • AAUP Report Finds Violations of Academic Freedom | AAUP
    extramural speech in a politically charged atmosphere The second case affecting a tenured professor of biology involves freedom of a classroom teacher to conduct a course and assign grades The subject of the first case is Ivor van Heerden a researcher serving since 1992 in a non tenure track appointment For years his work in coastal erosion and in hurricane and flood related issues brought him public prominence and consistently favorable evaluations The August 2005 onslaught of Hurricane Katrina with its flooding of New Orleans placed van Heerden in a national spotlight that the LSU authorities were initially happy to share They gave him LSU apparel to wear in media interviews and in September 2005 an LSU campus police officer escorted him and two colleagues through military roadblocks to inspect the flooded areas However the attitude of administrators quickly changed after van Heerden found that a main cause of flooding and resulting loss of lives was structural failure of the levees overseen by the U S Army Corps of Engineers Administrators anticipating cooperation and support from the Corps in hurricane recovery projects did not appreciate being linked in the newspapers with these findings They took steps to restrain van Heerden s public activities to distance LSU from those activities and eventually to deny him further appointment The Association s investigating committee concluded that the administration denied van Heerden due process to which he was entitled through length of service and also violated his academic freedom in a number of ways by denying him reappointment largely in retaliation for his dissent from the prevailing LSU stance on the levees by restricting the nature of the research to be done by van Heerden and by punishing him for exercising his extramural rights as a citizen The subject of the second case is Dominique G Homberger a biologist As a tenured full professor teaching upper level courses she was repeatedly commended for teaching excellence praised particularly for her rigorous approach and demanding coursework In spring 2010 in order to pitch in Homberger took on a section of an introductory course for the first time in fifteen years The grades she assigned for the first test struck the course s coordinator as too low and he suggested more leniency Her mid term grades however were more strongly skewed to grades of D and F The matter was referred to the college dean who without consulting her relieved Homberger from teaching the course The coordinator then raised each student s grade on the first examination before allowing Homberger to enter her grades for a second When Homberger asked the dean to hear her side of the story and reconsider he replied that he was receptive to discussion but that his decision stood Homberger filed a complaint with LSU s Faculty Grievance Committee which found unanimously in her favor In response administrators assured the grievance committee that the senate was developing an improved policy on issues relating to student grading The college dean apologized to Homberger

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  • "We Are Ohio” Gathers Record Number of Signatures | AAUP
    rights and worker safety far outpaces any other signature collection drive in Ohio history 6 29 Update We Are Ohio announced today that it turned in nearly 1 3 million signatures to the secretary of state Though the campaign only needed about 230 000 valid signatures the final count was 1 298 301 The record number of signatures shows that the opposition to the union busting SB 5 is both broad and deep in fact We Are Ohio collected signatures from at least 6 of voters in every single one of Ohio s counties Once the signatures are verified the next step will be getting the word out about the repeal referendum vote in November For Immediate Release June 15 2011 Contacts Sara Kilpatrick Executive Director OCAAUP Columbus OH At a press conference on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse this morning the We Are Ohio campaign announced that in two months it has gathered 714 137 total signatures in an effort to put a referendum on the November 2011 ballot that would repeal Senate Bill 5 the unfair attack on employee rights and worker safety We are Ohio is a citizen driven community based bipartisan coalition that includes the Ohio Conference of the American Association of University Professors OCAAUP as well as students faith leaders small business owners and a diverse group of Ohio s public and private sector employees including police officers firefighters K 12 teachers and health professionals Ohio law requires that We Are Ohio collect valid signatures from at least 3 of the registered voters in half of Ohio s 88 counties over 230 000 signatures After only two months the numbers of signatures actually collected by We Are Ohio equals almost 6 of the registered voters in ALL 88 of Ohio s counties The Ohio

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  • Censure Removals Bring Closure | AAUP
    s two universities that remained on the AAUP s list of censured administrations from its censure list The AAUP has called the speed comprehensiveness and outcome of this total engagement which involved published reports on investigations of five universities to be unprecedented in the Association s history It stands as testimony to the importance of the Association s role including the constructive role of censure in securing institutional recognition of academic freedom tenure and sound principles of shared governance In March 2006 the chair of the AAUP s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure authorized the establishment of a special committee to deal with the situation when it became evident that several of the city s universities upon reopening after the hurricane were considering a variety of actions that had adverse ramifications for academic freedom and tenure The special committee consisting initially of nine members and assisted by a grant from the AAUP s Academic Freedom Fund first convened in Washington in May 2006 to decide on assignments and a schedule for its work In July the AAUP s general secretary authorized investigations with special committee members as investigators at the five universities That August witnessed site visits in New Orleans by committee members They were there a few at a time for two weeks interviewing faculty members and the full special committee was there at the end of the month for a meeting with administrative officers and attorneys from the three public universities under investigation and for planning its report now that a massive amount of accumulated documentation had been supplemented by the results of nearly a hundred interviews that occurred The special committee s 67 page report was published in the May June 2007 issue of Academe in time for Committee A to bring the five cases before the AAUP s 2007 annual meeting In the case of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center progress toward resolving deficiencies had been sufficient for Committee A not to make a recommendation to that annual meeting but to state that it would continue to monitor developments and report back to the annual meeting in 2008 At Committee A s recommendation the 2007 annual meeting did impose censure in the four other cases By 2008 all remaining AAUP concerns regarding furloughed LSU Health Sciences professors had been resolved and adequate revised policies on financial exigency had been adopted and censure thus was not recommended Also by 2008 outstanding cases of furloughed professors at Southern University at New Orleans had been resolved by offers of reinstatement and adequate financial exigency policies had been restored enabling the 2008 annual meeting to remove the censure that had been imposed the year before Next in 2009 the adoption at Tulane University of two previously lacking procedural safeguards in its policy on financial exigency and the administration s acceptance of AAUP recommendations in two pending cases led to the removal of that institution from the AAUP s censure list The 2011 University of New Orleans

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  • AAUP Censures One, Sanctions Two, and Removes Censure from Two | AAUP
    Chapter I Need Help With Workplace Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media 2013 Media Releases 2012 Media Releases 2011 Media Releases 2010 Media Releases AAUP Censures One Sanctions Two and Removes Censure from Two For Immediate Release June 13 2011 Contact Jordan Kurland Washington DC Delegates to the Ninety seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors AAUP voted on June 11 to place Bethune Cookman University pdf on the AAUP s list of censured administrations Censure by the AAUP informs the academic community that the administration of an institution has not adhered to the generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure jointly formulated by the AAUP and the Association of American Colleges and Universities and endorsed by more than 200 professional and educational organizations In addition the annual meeting voted to remove the University of New Orleans pdf and Loyola University New Orleans from its censured administration list With this action 49 institutions are now on the censure list A special AAUP committee was commissioned five years ago With these two censures removed pdf by the 2011 Annual Meeting the work of this special committee is happily brought to closure In addition the delegates voted to sanction Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute pdf and Idaho State University Institutions are sanctioned for infringement of governance standards after AAUP investigations revealed serious departures from generally accepted standards of college and university government endorsed by the AAUP The full investigation reports pdf Censure Academic Freedom and Tenure Bethune Cookman University Report of an AAUP Special Committee Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans Universities Sanction College and University Governance Idaho State University College and University Governance Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute The American Association of University Professors is a

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  • Dr. Anthony S. Tricoli Receives AAUP’s Ralph S. Brown Award for Shared Governance | AAUP
    committee for the Ralph S Brown Award for Shared Governance consisting of the president the general secretary and the current and immediate past chairs of the Association s Committee on College and University Governance voted unanimously to confer the award this year on Dr Anthony S Tricoli president of Georgia Perimeter College GPC a regional nonresidential two year multi campus institution located around the metropolitan Atlanta area Anthony Tricoli has been president of the college which is the third largest institution in the University System of Georgia since fall 2006 having previously served as president of West Hills College in Coalinga California Dr Tricoli received an associate of arts degree from Golden West College 1976 a bachelor s degree in sociology from Whittier College 1978 a master s degree in education counseling from the University of Redlands 1979 and an EdD in college leadership and administration from Pepperdine University 1984 According to one senior faculty member who nominated President Tricoli for the Brown Award Four years ago GPC faculty and staff desperately needed strong fair leadership to break the malaise of cynicism and despair that engulfed the institution With President Tricoli s arrival and his passionate commitment to shared governance teamwork and collaboration he restored trust Our Governance and Policy website is a model of inclusivity and transparency Another faculty member spoke of the president as having reinvigorated our sense of community and mission Yet another senior professor noted that under President Tricoli the faculty find themselves more than at any time in recent years dealing as professionals and equals in a cooperative and consultative process for academic decision making The Brown Award is given to American college or university administrators or trustees in recognition of an outstanding contribution to shared governance It was established in 1998 in memory of

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