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  • Everything Old Is New Again: Bertrand Russell and Steven Salaita | AAUP
    2014 Volume 6 2015 Editor s Introduction Volume 6 Professionalism and Unionism Academic Freedom Collective Bargaining and the American Association of University Professors Catholicism and Unions The Case for Adjunct Unions at Catholic Universities A New Hope Pope Francis the Academy and LGBT Scholars and Scholarship The Textbook Controversy Lessons for Contemporary Economics Title IX Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom What No One Seems to Understand Institutional Review Boards An Attack on Academic Freedom Risking Responsibility The Personal Ethics of Academic Freedom Problems of Knowledge and Democratic Competence Academic Freedom and Extramural Utterances The Leo Koch and Steven Salaita Cases at the University of Illinois Civility and Academic Freedom after Salaita Professor Salaita s Intramural Speech Garcetti and Salaita Revisiting Academic Freedom Everything Old Is New Again Bertrand Russell and Steven Salaita Social Media the Politics of Collegiality An Interview with Steven Salaita Steven Salaita s Scholarly Record and the Problem of His Appointment Response to Cary Nelson AAUP Bookstore Everything Old Is New Again Bertrand Russell and Steven Salaita By Sean Anderson Abstract The decision by trustees of the University of Illinois to revoke a tenured position offered to Steven Salaita evokes another long ago controversy In 1940 a New York court revoked the appointment of Bertrand Russell to a faculty position at the College of the City of New York in part because of Russell s allegedly immoral writings In both instances the decision makers justified their actions by predicting harm to students if the appointees were allowed to take up their faculty positions Because most observers today would probably disapprove of Russell s dehiring I use that event as a lens through which to view the revocation of Salaita s appointment I conclude that it is difficult if not impossible to simultaneously deplore Russell s firing and

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-6-2015/everything-old-new-again-bertrand (2016-02-13)
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  • Social Media & the Politics of Collegiality: An Interview with Steven Salaita | AAUP
    Call for Papers Volume 1 2010 Volume 2 2011 Volume 3 2012 Volume 4 2013 Volume 5 2014 Volume 6 2015 Editor s Introduction Volume 6 Professionalism and Unionism Academic Freedom Collective Bargaining and the American Association of University Professors Catholicism and Unions The Case for Adjunct Unions at Catholic Universities A New Hope Pope Francis the Academy and LGBT Scholars and Scholarship The Textbook Controversy Lessons for Contemporary Economics Title IX Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom What No One Seems to Understand Institutional Review Boards An Attack on Academic Freedom Risking Responsibility The Personal Ethics of Academic Freedom Problems of Knowledge and Democratic Competence Academic Freedom and Extramural Utterances The Leo Koch and Steven Salaita Cases at the University of Illinois Civility and Academic Freedom after Salaita Professor Salaita s Intramural Speech Garcetti and Salaita Revisiting Academic Freedom Everything Old Is New Again Bertrand Russell and Steven Salaita Social Media the Politics of Collegiality An Interview with Steven Salaita Steven Salaita s Scholarly Record and the Problem of His Appointment Response to Cary Nelson AAUP Bookstore Social Media the Politics of Collegiality An Interview with Steven Salaita By Karrieann Soto Vega and Vani Kannan Abstract This article considers the rhetorical affordances and constraints of translating scholarly work for social media platforms Drawing from an interview with Steven Salaita conducted on Syracuse University s campus during the fall of 2014 we consider the public private sphere tensions at play in his case the temporal and contextual nature of writing for social media and the larger context of US media reporting The rhetorical affordances and constraints of writing for social media as an extension of academic work suggest that temporality and context could play a more central role in assessing collegiality on online platforms Collegiality should not be confused with expressions

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-6-2015/social-media-politics-collegiality (2016-02-13)
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  • Steven Salaita’s Scholarly Record and the Problem of His Appointment | AAUP
    and LGBT Scholars and Scholarship The Textbook Controversy Lessons for Contemporary Economics Title IX Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom What No One Seems to Understand Institutional Review Boards An Attack on Academic Freedom Risking Responsibility The Personal Ethics of Academic Freedom Problems of Knowledge and Democratic Competence Academic Freedom and Extramural Utterances The Leo Koch and Steven Salaita Cases at the University of Illinois Civility and Academic Freedom after Salaita Professor Salaita s Intramural Speech Garcetti and Salaita Revisiting Academic Freedom Everything Old Is New Again Bertrand Russell and Steven Salaita Social Media the Politics of Collegiality An Interview with Steven Salaita Steven Salaita s Scholarly Record and the Problem of His Appointment Response to Cary Nelson AAUP Bookstore Steven Salaita s Scholarly Record and the Problem of His Appointment By Cary Nelson Abstract Despite several published essays about two of Steven Salaita s books there has so far been no comprehensive scholarly review of his published work or about how it bears on his appointment in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Salaita s first book and the book that was the main justification for his appointment at Illinois asserts that Palestinians are the one truly indigenous people of the land between the Mediterranean and the Jordan River Although Salaita does not give serious attention to the scholarship that would dispute such a claim he is not alone in staking out that polemical ground His more distinctive argument is that Israelis were a European colonialist power who actually modeled their nation building on the strategies used to suppress the Indian peoples of North America For that claim there is no persuasive evidence And yet it underlies his effort to treat Native Americans and Palestinians within a framework of comparative indigeneity Support for

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-6-2015/steven-salaita%E2%80%99s-scholarly-record-and (2016-02-13)
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  • Response to Cary Nelson | AAUP
    Academic Freedom Volume 6 2015 AAUP Policies Reports Academe Economic Status Report Compensation Survey Bulletin of the AAUP The Redbook Journal of Academic Freedom About Contact Call for Papers Volume 1 2010 Volume 2 2011 Volume 3 2012 Volume 4 2013 Volume 5 2014 Volume 6 2015 Editor s Introduction Volume 6 Professionalism and Unionism Academic Freedom Collective Bargaining and the American Association of University Professors Catholicism and Unions The Case for Adjunct Unions at Catholic Universities A New Hope Pope Francis the Academy and LGBT Scholars and Scholarship The Textbook Controversy Lessons for Contemporary Economics Title IX Sexual Harassment and Academic Freedom What No One Seems to Understand Institutional Review Boards An Attack on Academic Freedom Risking Responsibility The Personal Ethics of Academic Freedom Problems of Knowledge and Democratic Competence Academic Freedom and Extramural Utterances The Leo Koch and Steven Salaita Cases at the University of Illinois Civility and Academic Freedom after Salaita Professor Salaita s Intramural Speech Garcetti and Salaita Revisiting Academic Freedom Everything Old Is New Again Bertrand Russell and Steven Salaita Social Media the Politics of Collegiality An Interview with Steven Salaita Steven Salaita s Scholarly Record and the Problem of His Appointment Response to Cary Nelson AAUP Bookstore Response to Cary Nelson By Robert Warrior Abstract Pointing out the many errors of fact and interpretation in an essay in this issue of the Journal of Academic Freedom by Cary Nelson about the appointment of Steven Salaita at the University of Illinois this response seeks to set the record straight against Nelson s accusations Though Nelson paints his campus colleagues in American Indian Studies as incompetent perpetrators of academic fraud the facts from this response by one of the administrative principals and a direct witness to documents and records suggest that Nelson is in fact the

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/reports-publications/journal-academic-freedom/volume-6-2015/response-cary-nelson (2016-02-13)
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  • 2015 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    University s faculty conduct standards and the review procedures for complaints of violations The faculty argues that they had insufficient input in the drafting of these rules Gregory Scholtz Director of the AAUP s Department of Academic Freedom Tenure and Governance calls the review procedures seriously inadequate 11 29 2015 Tenure policies violate standards UW faculty leaders warn Faculty leaders at three University of Wisconsin campuses sound the alarm about new tenure policies under consideration which jeopardize professional standards A letter sent to the UW System Tenure Policy Task Force by chapter presidents of AAUP says draft policies separate faculty from their primary responsibility for educational concerns 11 13 2015 Settling with Salaita The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign announced a 875 000 settlement on Thursday in its dispute with Steven Salaita who was unhired in 2014 due to his controversial anti Israel tweets Noting that it was premature to say how the settlement would affect UIUC s current status as a censured institution Henry Reichman chair of the AAUP s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure said the association is willing and able to continue working with the university to see it get off the censure list 11 10 2015 University of Illinois Nears Settlement with Controversial Professor The University of Illinois has reached a tentative settlement with Steven Salaita whose offer of a tenured position at the Urbana Champaign campus was rescinded in August 2014 due to Salaita s anti Israel comments on Twitter The university s trustees will vote on the settlement Thursday The AAUP censured the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign following a report concluding that its actions cast a pall of uncertainty over the degree to which academic freedom is understood and respected 11 02 2015 The Case for Better Faculty Pay

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/aaup-news/2015?page=1 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2015 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    starts firing tenured faculty just to save costs without any faculty involvement 10 28 2015 Grove City Apologizes to Professor It Fired in 1962 A former president of Grove City College has apologized to the professor whose firing in 1962 resulted in the college s AAUP censure Grove City College has been on the AAUP censure list longer than any other institution 93 year old professor Larry Gara who continued his teaching career at another college said I never thought they would come around 10 22 2015 Accidental Activists In an interview about his new book University Reform The Founding of the American Association of University Professors Hans Joerg Tiede discusses how the AAUP has evolved since its founding in 2015 Looking ahead to the next century he said the AAUP should continue to do what it has done over the last 100 years it should stress the core principles of academic freedom tenure and governance and respond to the changes in higher education including the changing composition of the professoriate 10 20 2015 Akron University President Gives State of the University as Professors Protest Local AAUP chapter members demonstrated outside of a speech by Akron University President Scott Scarborough who defended his decision to take extreme measures to address the school s financial challenges AAUP chapter president John Zipp said Between four and seven percent of the faculty agree with the direction the university is going with shared governance and we are trying to drive home that point 10 14 2015 EMU Faculty Unhappy with University s Presidential Search Process Eastern Michigan University s Faculty Senate is urging the EMU Board of Regents to give faculty a primary role in its presidential search process and to consider a range of options recommended by the AAUP The regents initial plan was to include only one faculty member on the search committee T he Regents have offered to appoint two more said Sandy Norton President of EMU s Faculty Senate The Senate doesn t think that s adequate 10 14 2015 EMU Faculty Members May Abort Advisory Roles if Presidential Search Kept Private Responding to faculty concerns about a closed presidential search process the EMU AAUP chapter voted to pull its sole representative from the advisory committee for the search and the faculty senate will vote on removing its representative if the process remains confidential In a speech to regents EMU AAUP spokesperson Howard Bunsis said We re being told that the white smoke is going to come and your president is going to appear so we ll have no way of knowing anything about him or her and that s not a good way to start 10 09 2015 An Attack on Tenure From a Democratic Administration The Connecticut State University system is entering contract negotiations with a wish list that includes provisions for transferring tenured faculty to other campuses without guaranteeing tenure making new librarians and counselors ineligible for tenure and increasing caps on part time faculty Vijay Nair

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/aaup-news/2015?page=2 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2015 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    Tuma and John McNay warn that the university s decision to conduct a secret presidential search goes against the norm and undermines shared governance What has happened at the University of Iowa is a cautionary tale Miami has a chance to take a different road and to make a choice based on maximum feedback from all concerned parties faculty students staff alumni and the administration 10 07 2015 Embarrassingly Public Doubt of Our Academic Freedom The Daily Illini Editorial Board urges students at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to consider the implications of AAUP censure Although the list doesn t affect the University in any physical or legal way it changes the atmosphere of higher education and the way professionals view the University 10 06 2015 National Professor Association to Investigate UI Presidential Search Responding to faculty concerns about the University of Iowa s recent selection of incoming president J Bruce Harreld the AAUP is sending two representatives to conduct an inquiry Emphasizing that the inquiry will focus on the search process rather than on the candidate s nontraditional qualifications AAUP associate general secretary Jordan E Kurland said For a major research university of that caliber to have private meetings and things done on the side the deviation from sound and due process is striking 10 02 2015 To Sign or Not to Sign Novelist and creative writing professor James Sallis made news when he resigned his Phoenix College teaching position rather than sign Arizona s state loyalty oath When asked why loyalty oaths which recall McCarthy era paranoia still exist Hans Joerg Tiede a member of the AAUP s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure said not too many people object because they don t want to endanger their jobs 09 28 2015 The College President to Adjunct Pay Ratio While almost all heads of universities clear more than six figures the average part time professor earns about 20 000 a year Alluding to AAUP estimates that roughly three in four college professors aren t on tenured tracks this article compares the pay gap between presidents and adjunct professors to that between CEOs and workers While income inequality in higher education isn t as high as Chipotle 1 522 to one it does rival that of other publicly traded corporations including Nike IBM and Motorola 09 24 2015 Quite Contrary Inequality Tenure Seeking Professors vs Adjunct Faculty Member Citing AAUP figures this op ed advises But if we as a society really want to appreciate our faculty young and old male and female tenured and adjunct we need to give them equal pay for equal work Peruse the database when you re bored and question what the numbers mean Demand that the university release data on salary equity and the ratio of tenure track to adjunct professors 09 22 2015 UW Schools Vie for Favorable Tenure Policy Gregory Scholtz the AAUP s director of the Department of Academic Freedom Tenure and Governance discusses Wisconsin legislators misconceptions

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/aaup-news/2015?page=3 (2016-02-13)
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  • 2015 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    instruction and more is spent supporting administrative expenses What we re also seeing is growth of administrators and we re seeing faster salary growth for administrative pay We ve seen a real shift in priorities said Rudy H Fichtenbaum AAUP president 09 17 2015 Valuing the Faculty Who needs the faculty A new working paper by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education a coalition of faculty unions and other academic associations asks that question and answers resoundingly that face time with faculty members is key to student success Unfortunately it says colleges and universities continue to divert funds away from instruction in an attempt to cut costs a strategy that actually hurts them in the long run 09 16 2015 Some Faculty Want More Say in UI Background Check Policy The resolution asks the board to delay the implementation of the policy saying it doesn t meet AAUP standards and is not mentioned in all active job postings Many of the postings were made before the policy was approved meaning applicants who have already applied may not be aware of it 09 15 2015 Why Trigger Warnings Are Really So Controversial Explained There are probably more articles on the internet arguing about trigger warnings on college syllabuses than there are actual trigger warnings on college syllabuses This article gives an overview and links to the AAUP s statement On Trigger Warnings 09 15 2015 ISU UNI Faculty Groups Back UI No Confidence Votes The statements which were issued by the chapters of the AAUP at both universities criticized the process by which the regents came unanimously to approve the hire of former IBM executive Bruce Harreld as UI s 21st president 09 10 2015 The University of Dallas Hard Glass Ceiling Reporter Eric Nicholson writes Even if the

    Original URL path: http://www.aaup.org/news/aaup-news/2015?page=4 (2016-02-13)
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