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  • 2012 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    29 2012 Direct Funding Toward Faculty not Bureaucracy The American Association of University Professors AAUP wrote to Gov Kasich during the closed door process asking that faculty be involved in the discussions and received no response and there was no involvement 12 17 2012 Wayne State Faculty Gives OK to Union Leadership to Call Strike if Necessary A strike authorization is not a strike clarifies AAUP s Charles Parrish It s a notification to the other side that things are very serious 12 13 2012 Mum s Not the Word Hans Joerg Tiede of the AAUP s Committee on College and University Governance discusses the AAUP s new report on confidentiality with Inside Higher Ed 12 12 2012 Michigan s New Right to Work Laws Are Expected to Have a Delayed Impact on Most College Unions AAUP s Howard Bunsis and Charles J Parrish talk with Peter Schmidt about two new right to work laws recently passed in Michigan 12 12 2012 N Y U Head Faces Prelude to a No Confidence Vote Andrew Ross the president of N Y U s chapter of the American Association of University Professors and an outspoken critic of Dr Sexton dismissed the question altogether There has never been a vote of no confidence at N Y U so there is no procedural precedent 12 07 2012 U sees drop in net assets endowment value Howard Bunsis chair of the CBC disputes the characterization of Brown University s financial outlook The conclusion is completely erroneous A bad year in the endowment for them really has very little effect on their long term health 12 05 2012 AAUP criticizes Yale NUS The Yale Corporation can say all it wants to say about academic freedom in Singapore but it s not true that in such an

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  • 2016 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    Read a sampling of what the media is saying about the AAUP AAUP in the News 2015 AAUP in the News 2014 AAUP in the News 2013 AAUP in the News 2012 AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media 2016 AAUP In the News 01 14 2016 Faith and Freedom Wheaton College an evangelical Protestant college in Illinois seeks to fire a professor for violating its statement of faith This high profile conflict reopens debate on how statements of faith can be consistent with academic freedom The AAUP does not object to statements of faith for faculty at religious colleges but the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure states that limitations of academic freedom because of religious or other aims of the institution should be clearly stated in writing at the time of the appointment 01 06 2016 Is Tenure Essential The Council of Independent Colleges Presidents gathered at an open forum and drafted a list of characteristics that a panel of presidents identified as essential for their institutions and another list they identified as negotiable Tenure did not make it to the essential list Rudy Fichtenbaum AAUP president was dismayed that college presidents did not see tenure as essential He pointed out that tenure is the basis of academic freedom and that the track record of colleges without tenure isn t one of preserving faculty rights 01 05 2016 More than 100 lawmakers demand that professor who ordered journalists away from Mizzou protesters get fired Rudy Fichtenbaum called the lawmakers demands a real overreach and said Click deserves due process from the university should they be concerned enough to consider termination He said One of the reasons why universities have tenure is to protect academic freedom that is to protect against what these legislators

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  • 2015 AAUP Updates | AAUP
    12 17 2015 ASC Nominations The nominations period has now closed for AAUP Assembly of State Conferences ASC elections 11 25 2015 AAUP Office Closing for Thanksgiving The AAUP s national office is closing early on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday The office will close at 3 pm Wednesday and reopen on Monday November 30 Happy Thanksgiving 11 12 2015 Principles of Academic Due Process Long serving full time faculty members on renewable term appointments should be afforded the same procedural protections against involuntary separation as tenured faculty members 11 12 2015 Campus Carry Laws In a statement issued today the AAUP and three other groups support efforts to make college campuses as safe and weapon free as possible We oppose campus carry laws and encourage colleges and universities to embrace critical incident planning that includes faculty and staff and to advise all faculty and staff of these plans 11 05 2015 Developments in the University of Wisconsin System The AAUP issued a statement about policies drafted by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents following the removal of tenure and shared governance protections from Wisconsin state law In spite of prior assurances by the Regents that policies would respect AAUP standards and principles recommendations currently under consideration include proposals for post tenure review that raise serious concerns 11 04 2015 Brief Supports Diversity in Admissions Joining in an amicus brief filed by the American Council on Education on October 30 in the US Supreme Court case of Fisher v University of Texas at Austin the AAUP reaffirmed its longstanding commitment to promoting the educational value of diversity This is the second time the Supreme Court has considered Fisher s challenge to the use of race as a consideration in the University of Texas s holistic admissions process and

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  • 2014 AAUP Updates | AAUP
    Updates For the Media 2014 AAUP Updates 12 22 2014 NLRB Decision Strengthens Organizing Rights of Private Sector Faculty Members On Saturday December 20 2014 the National Labor Relations Board published a significant decision involving the organizing rights of private sector faculty members 12 19 2014 Expanded Right to Use E mail for Union Organizing National Labor Relations Board decision significantly expands the right of employees including faculty at private institutions to use their employers e mail systems for union organizing 12 02 2014 AAUP Urges Voluntary Recognition of Faculty Union Rudy Fichtenbaum wrote a letter to the president of the Board of Governors University of Puerto Rico expressing the AAUP s support for the efforts currently being undertaken by the Puerto Rican Association of University Professors APPU to achieve collective bargaining for the faculty at the university 11 21 2014 AAUP Supports Oregon Teaching Fellows The AAUP commends the University of Oregon faculty senate on its stand against the administration s attempt to subvert faculty governance and weaken academic standards as means to undermine a potential Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation s strike 11 13 2014 Teaching Evaluation The AAUP s Committee on Teaching Research and Publications has developed a survey and urges you to provide us with information about your institution and your experience with faculty teaching evaluations 11 05 2014 Centennial Declaration Show your support for restoring colleges and universities as a public good by signing the AAUP Centennial Declaration 10 23 2014 New AAUP Advocacy Chapter at Seton Hall University The chapter will focus on increasing faculty recruitment creating a faculty survey to better understand and respond to the concerns of current faculty members and developing a more open dialogue between faculty 09 24 2014 Berube to Edit Journal of Academic Freedom We re pleased to welcome

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  • 2013 AAUP Updates | AAUP
    The social media policy passed last week by the Kansas Board of Regents is ill conceived and should be rescinded says a statement issued by the AAUP s Kansas conference 12 20 2013 Academic Freedom Violated at University of Colorado The American Association of University Professors AAUP joins its Colorado state conference in condemning the University of Colorado Boulder s treatment of sociology professor Patricia Adler 12 20 2013 Social Media Policy Violates Academic Freedom The AAUP condemns as a gross violation of the fundamental principles of academic freedom new Kansas Board of Regents rules under which faculty and other employees may be suspended dismissed or terminated from employment for improper use of social media 12 19 2013 AAUP Colorado Conference Condemns University This statement condemns the University of Colorado s treatment of a sociology professor as a clear violation of academic freedom and an unwarranted infringement on her professional obligation to choose effective instructional methods to communicate disciplinary knowledge in her classroom 12 16 2013 AAUP Statement on ASA Vote The AAUP today released a statement on the vote announced this morning by the membership of the American Studies Association ASA to endorse an academic boycott of Israel While the AAUP takes no position on the Israeli Palestinian conflict we have opposed all academic boycotts in principle since 2005 when we published our report On Academic Boycotts 12 06 2013 Open Letter to Members of the American Studies Association The AAUP which opposes academic boycotts as violations of academic freedom is disappointed by the ASA council s vote and urges ASA members to reject this resolution 12 06 2013 In New Hampshire Lecturers Bid for Union Elections are being held February 12 and 20 for full time non tenure track lecturers at the University of New Hampshire who have

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  • 2012 AAUP Updates | AAUP
    For the Media 2012 AAUP Updates 12 19 2012 Introducing the New Restructured AAUP As of January 1 2013 the AAUP has reorganized into three interlocked entities under one umbrella This change will better align our legal status with our evolving activities our changing membership and our ambitious aims for future programs and services 12 12 2012 New Draft Statement on Confidentiality This statement argues that requiring faculty members to sign confidentiality agreements as a requirement to serve on university committees is in most cases inconsistent with widely accepted standards of shared governance and with the concept of serving as a representative 11 29 2012 Help Fight Pathways at CUNY Please sign this national petition calling for a moratorium on the implementation of Pathways at CUNY The reform agenda that brought relentless testing and widespread privatization to K 12 schools has surfaced in higher education 11 05 2012 University of Northern Iowa President Endangered Professor University of Northern Iowa president Benjamin Allen appeared to engage in retaliation when he made prejudicial and inflammatory statements about a professor to the media AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum charges 11 05 2012 2012 Shared Governance Conference The AAUP held its annual Shared Governance Conference from October 26 through 28 2012 10 10 2012 A Warm Welcome to Our Wright State Colleagues Non tenure track full time faculty at Wright State today voted overwhelmingly to be represented in collective bargaining by a local AAUP chapter 09 27 2012 AAUP Concerns Over Pathways Rekindled The AAUP sent a letter to CUNY Chancellor Goldstein expressing concerns over an e mail message from Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Steele threatening sweeping reprisals against the English department following its rejection of proposed curricular changes relating to the teaching of composition courses mandated under the Pathways initiative 09

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  • 2011 AAUP Updates | AAUP
    Issues Understanding Terms and Abbreviations Responding to Financial Crisis You are here Home News AAUP Updates AAUP in the News AAUP Updates 2015 AAUP Updates 2014 AAUP Updates 2013 AAUP Updates 2012 AAUP Updates 2011 AAUP Updates 2010 AAUP Updates For the Media 2011 AAUP Updates 11 30 2011 Oregon Ed Board Should Reconsider In dismissing the president of the University of Oregon without consultation with the university community the Oregon State Board of Higher Education violated fundamental standards of shared governance 11 30 2011 Across the Board Demotion Reprehensible The AAUP denounced a move by Middle Tennessee State University administrators to impose a demotion in rank on full time non tenure track faculty while threatening to dismiss any who refuse 11 11 2011 Fund Teaching Not Perks As the California Faculty Association plans one day strikes at two campuses the AAUP issued a statement of support 11 10 2011 Victory for Unions and Higher Ed This week saw a historic and inspiring victory as Ohio voters decisively repealed legislation that would have severely restricted the collective bargaining rights of Ohio public sector workers and especially faculty Read a letter from the Ohio AAUP conference 10 20 2011 Academic Freedom and Tenure Report The AAUP has issued a supplemental report on Savannah College of Art and Design 10 08 2011 IRBs Should Evaluate Risk Empirically The AAUP encourages the exemption of interviews with legally competent adults from IRB oversight 10 07 2011 The AAUP Supports Occupy Wall Street The American Association of University Professors stands in solidarity with the movement protesting the huge and growing gap between rich and poor 10 03 2011 Investigating Committee to Visit Louisiana The committee will look into discontinuance of academic programs within the University of Louisiana system and potential terminations of tenured appointments Pages

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  • 2010 AAUP Updates | AAUP
    Updates AAUP in the News AAUP Updates 2015 AAUP Updates 2014 AAUP Updates 2013 AAUP Updates 2012 AAUP Updates 2011 AAUP Updates 2010 AAUP Updates For the Media 2010 AAUP Updates 11 30 2010 Reopening Antioch In an open letter to Antioch s new president and the college s stakeholders the AAUP reminds the college of its responsibilities 10 08 2010 IRS Deadline for Chapters and Conferences AAUP chapters and conferences must file 990 N postcards by October 15 to retain tax exempt status 08 27 2010 Administrative Costs Rise as State Support Dwindles The Goldwater Institute report Administrative Bloat at American Universities The Real Reason for High Costs in Higher Education highlights dramatic growth from 1993 2007 in administrative positions in universities as compared to positions in instruction research and service 08 26 2010 A Day to Defend Public Education October 7 2010 has been designated as a national day of action to defend public education and to protest its privatization 08 09 2010 Leaving the Job Undone Update H R 1586 was approved by the U S House of Representatives 08 03 2010 Scientific Data Must Be Released The AAUP has joined the National Wildlife Federation and prominent scientists and researchers in an open letter to attorney general Eric Holder and BP CEO Robert Dudley asking for full public release of all scientific data related to the Gulf Coast oil disaster 8 3 06 25 2010 Academic Freedom in Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania State Senate has unanimously passed a law requiring faculty members to choose the least expensive educationally sound textbooks This vague and possibly unenforceable standard undermines the right of faculty members to select the best textbook 06 22 2010 East West University Should Choose a New Direction A few days after adjunct faculty filed a petition with

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