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  • Briefs Support AAUP Principles | AAUP
    of colleges and universities working conditions and more Briefs Support AAUP Principles By Kelly Hand Through the AAUP s legal program staff attorneys collaborate with the AAUP s general counsel Risa Lieberwitz and other legal experts to shape the law in support of the Association s principles The AAUP s legal team submitted or joined in amicus briefs in three cases last fall The AAUP filed an amicus brief on October 26 with the Arizona Court of Appeals in the case of Energy Environment Legal Institute v Arizona Board of Regents Energy Environment Legal Institute formerly the American Tradition Institute is a free market legal foundation using public records requests in a campaign against climate science In this case which is similar to a previous case involving researchers at the University of Virginia Energy Environment has requested that two University of Arizona faculty members climate researchers Malcolm Hughes and Jonathan Overpeck turn over their e mail correspondence with eight other researchers Energy Environment whose counsel has stated that the purpose of the suit is to put false science on trial vows to keep peppering universities around the country with similar requests under state open records laws The AAUP brief supports the university and the scientists arguing that academic freedom to conduct research is essential to a vital university system and to the common good and that it warrants protecting internal research materials from disclosure The AAUP joined in an amicus brief filed on October 30 by the American Council on Education and thirty seven higher education associations with the US Supreme Court in the case of Fisher v University of Texas at Austin This case initiated by a white student rejected for admission to the University of Texas at Austin addresses the validity of race and ethnicity as a factor in admissions The student Abigail Noel Fisher claims that the university s consideration of race in selecting applicants violated her Fourteenth Amendment rights to equal protection This is the second time the Supreme Court has considered Fisher s challenge and the fourth time the AAUP has joined an amicus brief in the case The current brief maintains that colleges and universities have a compelling interest in diversity that justifies a narrowly tailored consideration of race and ethnicity in the holistic review of applicants With its long history of leadership in affirmative action debates the AAUP reaffirmed its commitment to the value of diversity in education by signing on to this brief The AAUP joined with the American Federation of Teachers in an amicus brief filed on November 13 with the US Supreme Court in the case of Friedrichs v California Teachers Association This case which began with a lawsuit funded by antiunion organizations raises questions about the constitutionality of agency fee payments charged to nonmembers by public sector unions Suing the California Teachers Association and a local California school district the plaintiffs argue that agency fee clauses in the public sector violate the First Amendment The Supreme Court accepted two

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  • Governance Report Faults Iowa Board of Regents | AAUP
    You are here Home January February 2016 Join the AAUP By joining the AAUP you help shape the future of our profession In addition there are practical benefits such as discounts insurance programs and a subscription to Academe including the annual report on faculty compensation Click here to read more about the benefits of an AAUP membership Learn more Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more Governance Report Faults Iowa Board of Regents By Jordan E Kurland In late summer 2015 the University of Iowa academic community experienced a crisis in governance when its statewide governing board selected as its new president a businessman with no background in higher education administration A search committee chaired by the vice president for medical affairs selected four finalists three of whom held high academic administrative positions at other institutions The fourth actively recruited by the president of the state board was the eventual appointee The search committee chair then disbanded the search committee leaving its faculty members with no role in the selection of the appointee It came as no surprise to the University of Iowa faculty to be informed a week or two later that the board s choice had accepted the offer to assume the presidency and would be taking office on November 2 The university s faculty senate voted no confidence in the state board by an overwhelming margin The university s AAUP chapter turned for assistance to the national AAUP whose executive director immediately sent two consultants to campus and shortly thereafter authorized a formal governance investigation In November the AAUP s

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  • Grove City College Case, Dating Back to 1962, Settled in 2015 | AAUP
    working conditions and more Grove City College Case Dating Back to 1962 Settled in 2015 By Jordan E Kurland Grove City College in Pennsylvania stalwartly conservative to the extent of declining to accept federal funding was placed on the AAUP censure list in 1963 following its administration s summary dismissal of Professor Larry Gara without written charges or opportunity for a hearing Gara moved on to a successful academic career at Ohio s Wilmington College which retained him in part time teaching well past his retirement and which awarded him an honorary degree on his ninetieth birthday At Grove City meanwhile the decades wore on with no communication at all from the administration to the AAUP By 1995 the college had acquired the dubious distinction of most senior institution on the censure list with Larry Gara s the oldest case remaining unresolved Last summer however a new Grove City provost on behalf of a new president taking office wrote to convey interest in getting the censure removed While both parties in subsequent telephone conversations acknowledged that differences in official policies and practices were formidable the AAUP urged the administration to proceed promptly to extend a gesture of redress to Gara while he was still alive In October Grove City s president emeritus with the media notified drove to Wilmington to extend the administration s apology to Gara age ninety three at his home The Grove City administration s October 29 notification to the AAUP staff is reproduced below As you are aware from the news release this week Grove City College has reached out personally to Professor Larry Gara to express our regret at the way in which his situation was handled Regardless of whether the AAUP s censure of the College is lifted we believe that this was the

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  • Statement Opposing "Campus Carry" Laws | AAUP
    here Home January February 2016 Join the AAUP By joining the AAUP you help shape the future of our profession In addition there are practical benefits such as discounts insurance programs and a subscription to Academe including the annual report on faculty compensation Click here to read more about the benefits of an AAUP membership Learn more Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more Statement Opposing Campus Carry Laws By Kelly Hand The AAUP joined in issuing a statement in November opposing campus carry laws proposed or enacted in response to recent incidents of gun violence on campuses and elsewhere Other signatories to the statement were the American Federation of Teachers the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges Rejecting the notion that campus carry laws already approved in eight states make campuses safer the statement calls for the repeal of these laws where they exist and opposes new legislation The signatories recommend that colleges and universities rely on trained and equipped professional law enforcement personnel to respond to emergencies and that they include faculty and staff in critical incident training The statement alludes to the chilling effect that the presence of guns is likely to have on the free exchange of ideas It includes a comment from William Raven chancellor for the University of Texas system and a former member of the Navy SEALs who rose to the rank of admiral Having opposed passage of campus carry legislation in his state he said If you re in a heated debate with somebody in

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  • Solidarity with Graduate Student Workers | 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 January February 2016 Join the AAUP By joining the AAUP you help shape the future of our profession In addition there are practical benefits such as discounts insurance programs and a subscription to Academe including the annual report on faculty compensation Click here to read more about the benefits of an AAUP membership Learn more Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more Solidarity with Graduate Student Workers By Kelly Hand Last fall the AAUP s Committee on Graduate and Professional Students issued a statement of solidarity with the WeAreWorkers day of action that took place on October 15 at campuses around the country The purpose of the day of action was to affirm the rights of all graduate student workers in both public and private institutions to form unions and bargain collectively with their employers The WeAreWorkers day of action and social media campaign protest the 2004 National Labor Relations Board NLRB ruling involving Brown University and the United Auto Workers UAW that determined graduate students would not be considered employees and were not entitled to collective bargaining rights This decision overturned a 2000 ruling which declared graduate teaching assistants eligible for collective bargaining as employees in a case between New York University and the UAW Just over a week after the October 15 day of action the NLRB agreed to reconsider the employee status of graduate

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  • Statements Clarify AAUP Policies | AAUP
    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 January February 2016 Join the AAUP By joining the AAUP you help shape the future of our profession In addition there are practical benefits such as discounts insurance programs and a subscription to Academe including the annual report on faculty compensation Click here to read more about the benefits of an AAUP membership Learn more Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more Statements Clarify AAUP Policies By Kelly Hand In November the AAUP issued statements calling attention to existing policies about presidential searches and faculty members serving on long term full time contingent appointments The first statement calls on colleges and universities to avoid closed secretive presidential searches While AAUP policies acknowledge the need for a confidential phase in which a search committee may develop the initial candidate pool such search committees should involve faculty members All searches should include an open phase involving campus visits and a public forum in which faculty students and others can share their opinions The statement argues that the obligations of public and private nonprofit colleges and universities to serve the public interest necessitate the protections of shared governance including faculty engagement in all phases of the hiring process The second statement asserts that long serving full time faculty members on renewable term appointments should benefit from the same procedural protections against involuntary separation as tenured faculty members Referring to the 1940

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  • July-August 2015 (The Bulletin) | AAUP
    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 Reports Publications Bulletin of the AAUP Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now July August 2015 The Bulletin The AAUP s annual Bulletin collects in one place the reports policy statements and official AAUP business materials of an academic year in this case 2014 15 Most of these documents have already been published on the AAUP website or in Academe and the parenthetical dates after their titles refer to date of original publication The Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors is published annually as the July August issue of Academe This table of contents links to pdfs of that print version These pdfs will stand as the historical record for 2014 15 and will not be changed However some of the reports here for example Committees of the Association are updated frequently If you are looking for the most recent version of a report or statement please search the main AAUP website View the full 2015 annual Bulletin Contents Table of Contents From the Editor Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports

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  • July-August 2014 (The Bulletin) | AAUP
    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 Reports Publications Bulletin of the AAUP Current Issue Previous Issues Contact Advertising Submissions Subscriptions Check out the current issue Visit the Academe Blog The Academe Blog is an extension of the magazine exploring a wide range of topics including academic freedom governance of colleges and universities working conditions and more AAUP Redbook The eleventh edition of the Redbook contains foundational AAUP policy documents as well as reports on new issues in higher education Buy yours now July August 2014 The Bulletin The AAUP s annual Bulletin collects in one place the reports policy statements and official AAUP business materials of an academic year in this case 2013 14 Most of these documents have already been published on the AAUP website or in Academe and the parenthetical dates after their titles refer to date of original publication The Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors is published annually as the July August issue of Academe This table of contents links to pdfs of that print version These pdfs will stand as the historical record for 2013 14 and will not be changed However some of the reports here for example Committees of the Association are updated frequently If you are looking for the most recent version of a report or statement please search the main AAUP website View the full 2014 annual Bulletin Contents Table of Contents From the Editor Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Report Northeastern Illinois University Policy Documents and Committee

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