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  • Jordan Kurland, Champion of Academic Freedom, Dies at 87 | AAUP
    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 AAUP UPDATES Jordan Kurland Champion of Academic Freedom Dies at 87 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of AAUP associate general secretary Jordan E Kurland Jordan was a tireless champion of academic freedom who joined the AAUP staff in 1965 having taken a leave of absence from his appointment at the University of North Carolina Greensboro He remained an active member of the staff for more than fifty years until his death on January 23 He was eighty seven years old Jordan had an encyclopedic knowledge of AAUP policy and history and played a role in more than 90 percent of the case investigations conducted in the Association s history He carried out his responsibilities with dedication skill and passion He will be sorely missed A native of Boston Jordan attended Dartmouth College and earned BA and MA degrees in history at Boston University before commencing advanced study at the Russian Institute at Columbia University He earned a Fulbright fellowship to conduct research in the Netherlands for his dissertation on Dutch Russian relations in the 17th century a second fellowship enabled a year of study in the Soviet Union Jordan began his teaching career in the history department of the Woman s College at UNC Greensboro Jordan leaves behind his devoted wife of almost 69 years Anita Siegel Kurland four children and eight grandchildren Publication Date

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  • Inquiry at College of Saint Rose | AAUP
    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 AAUP UPDATES Inquiry at College of Saint Rose The AAUP will send a committee to the College of Saint Rose in Albany New York to inquire into issues raised by mass layoffs The two members of the committee of inquiry are AAUP members from other church related institutions with expertise in academic freedom tenure and governance Members of the faculty at the College of Saint Rose sought the advice and assistance of the AAUP as a result of a December 11 notice of layoff effective December 29 2016 sent to twenty three tenured and tenure track faculty members The notice stated that layoffs were necessitated by extraordinary financial challenges due in significant part to declining or continued low enrollment in certain programs and were preceded by an academic prioritization process According to faculty sources the process employed to reach the decision to terminate twenty seven programs and with them the appointments of twenty three tenured and tenure track faculty members bore very little resemblance to AAUP recommended procedures which are widely accepted in the academic community The AAUP committee is charged with interviewing members of the college administration and board and officers of the faculty and of the college s AAUP chapter with tendering advice when sought and with preparing a report The visit is to take place in late January Publication Date Wednesday January 13 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/inquiry-college-saint-rose (2016-02-13)
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  • 2015 Media Releases | AAUP
    Angeles campus of Emerson College overwhelmingly won a National Labor Relations Board supervised election for union representation choosing to be represented by the American Association of University Professors 12 10 2015 University of Iowa President Search Subject of Governance Investigation A report released today presents the results of an investigation into the search process leading to the selection of Bruce Harreld as president of the University of Iowa 11 17 2015 Governance Violations at Union County College A report out from the AAUP finds severe departures from generally accepted standards of academic governance and details how the administration at the New Jersey community college sharply diminished the role and influence of the faculty in the college s governance system 10 27 2015 Brief Supports Academic Freedom in Research The American Association of University Professors filed an amicus brief on October 26 with the Arizona Court of Appeals arguing that academic freedom to conduct research is essential to a vital university system and warrants protecting certain research records from disclosure The case involves a lawsuit filed by the Energy Environment Legal Institute a free market legal foundation which is using public records requests in a campaign against climate science 09 28 2015 Part time Faculty Request to Join Existing Union Part time faculty at the Los Angeles campus of Emerson College wrote to college president Lee Pelton requesting recognition for all part time faculty at Emerson LA to become a part of an existing union of part time faculty at Emerson College Part time faculty at the college s main campus in Boston are represented in collective bargaining by the Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College which is affiliated with the American Association of University Professors AFEC AAUP 08 31 2015 New Report Raises Concerns about LSU Firing This report questions hasty

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/media-releases/2015 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2014 Media Releases | AAUP
    and CUCFA Announce Partnership Agreement The organizations will work together as partner organizations in defense and promotion of academic freedom shared university governance and the economic security of all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education 08 21 2014 Risa L Lieberwitz Appointed AAUP General Counsel Lieberwitz will work closely with the AAUP s legal staff to pursue Association activities which include advising on higher education legal issues preparing amicus briefs monitoring legal developments in higher education around the country and keeping the Association apprised of new and emerging legal issues that may have implications affecting higher education 08 07 2014 Statement on Case of Steven Salaita A report that the University of Illinois has withdrawn a job offer to a professor in response to his controversial comments on Twitter is troubling say AAUP leaders in a statement released today If the report is accurate there is good reason to fear that academic freedom has been violated 07 09 2014 New Union for University of Illinois Educators Nearly 500 non tenure track faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign UIUC won a major victory by forming a union which was certified in July by the labor relations board This win is part of a trend in higher education where faculties are pushing back against college administrators turning university teaching into an unstable temporary job 06 23 2014 Vermont Congressman Wins Yost Award Representative Peter Welch of Vermont was chosen as the recipient of this award given annually to a member of Congress who has championed the causes of higher education He was nominated for the award by the Executive Committee of United Academics AAUP AFT the union representing 850 full and part time faculty members at the University of Vermont 06 16 2014 AAUP Censures One Administration

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/media-releases/2014 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2013 Media Releases | AAUP
    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 2013 Media Releases 12 17 2013 Academic Freedom Tenure and Governance Violations at Northeastern Illinois University This report deals with the Chicago university s denying tenure to a candidate who had opposed administrators 12 04 2013 Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications This new report updates and expands upon the Association s 2004 report on the same topic while affirming the earlier report s basic principles The report is issued for comment and may be modified in light of comments received by a January 10 deadline 10 18 2013 Campus Equity Week 2013 Campus Equity Week 2013 will be held from Oct 28 Nov 2 and will feature more than 125 events to raise awareness about the nation s increasingly stratified higher education system 10 09 2013 U Oregon Chapter Announces Agreement After 10 months of negotiations United Academics the union representing over 1 800 faculty and other academic employees at the University of Oregon has reached a tentative agreement on a first contract with the UO administration 10 09 2013 Universities Undermine Supreme Court Ruling The AAUP is launching an educational campaign to inform faculty about their rights and to encourage faculty senates and contract negotiating teams to secure the rights the Supreme Court has confirmed 09 19 2013 Leaders Praise University of Oregon Agreement Following more than 10 months of negotiations with the university union members have ratified a two year contract 08 09 2013 AAUP Names Julie Schmid as Executive Director The AAUP is pleased to announce that Julie Schmid will join the Association as its executive director

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  • 2012 Media Releases | AAUP
    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 12 04 2012 An Open Letter to the Yale Community Letter raising concerns about the implications of the university s undertaking for academic freedom and the maintenance of educational standards at Yale and elsewhere 11 20 2012 Statement on Accreditation and Academic Freedom The Council on Higher Education Accreditation CHEA and the American Association of University Professors AAUP have released an advisory statement on Accreditation and Academic Freedom 09 07 2012 EMU AAUP Overwhelmingly Approves Contract Through this vote the faculty has indicated that they strongly support the terms of the agreement The agreement contains many positive developments 09 04 2012 Current Research Review System Threatens Academic Freedom New Report Say Local institutional review boards which make decisions about the permissibility of research often have no special competence the AAUP recommends improvements 9 4 08 18 2012 EMU AAUP Reaches Tentative Agreement with Administration The existing contact expires at the end of the month and the new contract will run through August 31 2015 06 18 2012 AAUP Censures Three Louisiana Administrations Delegates to the Ninety eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors AAUP voted on June 16 to place Louisiana State University Baton Rouge as well as Northwestern State University in Natchitoches and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond both components of the University of Louisiana System on the AAUP s list of censured administrations 06 16 2012 Governing Board s Ouster of University of Virginia President The AAUP s Annual Meeting passed a resolution expressing

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  • 2011 Media Releases | AAUP
    Releases 2011 Media Releases 10 24 2011 New Union Responds to Challenges 10 24 11 Update The Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board on Friday rejected a request from the University of Illinois at Chicago administration to stay an order certifying the faculty union 08 01 2011 AAUP Report Finds Violations of Academic Freedom Administrators at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge violated the academic freedom of two faculty members one tenured one in a contingent appointment 06 15 2011 We Are Ohio Gathers Record Number of Signatures 7 22 Update Yesterday the Ohio Secretary of State announced that the repeal of SB 5 will be on the ballot in November More than 900 000 signatures were validated from all 88 counties 06 14 2011 Censure Removals Bring Closure Delegates to the Ninety seventh Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors AAUP voted on June 11 to remove the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans the city s two universities that remained on the AAUP s list of censured administrations from its censure list 06 13 2011 AAUP Censures One Sanctions Two and Removes Censure from Two Delegates to the Ninety seventh Annual Meeting of the AAUP voted on June 11 to place Bethune Cookman University on the AAUP s list of censured administrations In addition the delegates voted to sanction Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Idaho State University The annual meeting also voted to remove the University of New Orleans and Loyola University New Orleans from its censured administration list 06 11 2011 Dr Anthony S Tricoli Receives AAUP s Ralph S Brown Award for Shared Governance The Brown Award is given to American college or university administrators or trustees in recognition of an outstanding contribution to shared governance 06 11 2011 The Real Science Gap

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  • 2010 Media Releases | AAUP
    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 2010 Media Releases 11 17 2010 Emerson College Part Time Faculty Union Achieves Fair Share This provision will provide the resources necessary for the AFEC AAUP chapter to more effectively represent part time faculty and enforce their contract 11 08 2010 The Conflicted University Special Issue of Academe Guest editor Sheldon Krimsky a professor at Tufts University and one of the nation s experts in scientific conflicts of interest teamed up with Academe editor Cat Warren to create this expanded special issue 10 21 2010 Virginia Attorney General Vs Science 10 21 update On 10 20 the University of Virginia made two court filings in its fight against Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli s harassment of climate scientist Michael Mann 10 20 2010 By a Wide Margin Bowling Green Faculty Vote for AAUP Union A significant victory for the faculty and for the principles of the AAUP 09 06 2010 Multiple Ways to Salvation Tenure and Teaching Intensive Appointments A new report explains why teaching intensive faculty should be hired and evaluated through the rigorous system of peer review known as the tenure system 07 27 2010 U S Should Not Ban People on Ideological Grounds 7 27 10 Update Commenting on the reversal AAUP president Cary Nelson stated We hope that reversing such a foolish and undemocratic decision means that the whole ideological exclusion program will soon be abandoned 06 14 2010 AAUP Censures Two Administrations and Sanctions One Clark Atlanta University and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have been placed

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