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  • 2015 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    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 in the News 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 2015 AAUP In the News 01 06 2015 Marywood University Faculty Members Form Local AAUP Chapter Marywood University faculty members have formed a local chapter of the AAUP at the university Both Marywood University and the AAUP are celebrating centennials in 2015 and both organizations prioritize student education 01 06 2015 The Academy s First Freedom Fighters Although pragmatically driven the AAUP declaration has stood the test of time because it stands for far more than just a defence of individuals jobs 01 05 2015 In Jewish Studies Women Remain Second Sex The gender gap is still most pronounced at research institutions at the higher ranks especially full professor level where numbers of men and their salaries are much higher says Anne Runyan chair of the AAUP s Committee on Women in the Academic Professions 01 02 2015 Big Union Win The AAUP released an analysis of the ruling that also drew attention to the strong language with which the NLRB defined the issue of meaningful faculty role in shared governance Pages first previous 16 17 18 19 20 AAUP Awards The Iris Molotsky Award for Excellence in Coverage of Higher Ed and the Martin D Snyder Award for Excellence in Student Coverage of Higher Education recognize coverage of higher education nationally and

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  • 2014 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    12 04 2014 Senators to Vote on THE General Body Motions at Final Meeting of Semester The motion about the AAUP states that the Syracuse University Senate affirms and adopts the Centennial Declaration of the American Association of University Professors as part of Syracuse University s guiding principles The AAUP Centennial Declaration is a list of 10 points about shared governance research engaging communities and other university topics 12 03 2014 National College Faculty Organization to Investigate USM Cuts You never know We ve had administrations vow they will not talk to us that we have no standing and we don t represent the faculty But those same administrations when the faculty panel visits do want to sit down and tell their story because they recognize that we represent the gold standard for academic standards in the United States 12 03 2014 Washington U Adjuncts Begin Voting On Union Next Week Nationwide the number of adjunct faculty members has risen in recent years as the number of tenured professors has dipped The American Association of University Professors has called the result a multi tier academic labor structure and an inequity that cannot be allowed to stand 12 01 2014 Poorest States Cut What Experts Say Could Help the Most Higher Ed The cuts are raising other contentious and disruptive issues The AAUP said the layoffs of 50 faculty at the University of Southern Maine violate the longstanding traditions of tenure and shared governance on the basis of a budget shortfall some economics faculty dispute 11 10 2014 Students Nationwide Protest Corporate Influence on Universities You know it amounts to the Koch brothers foundation basically trying to buy a position on the faculty And that certainly is a threat to academic freedom Rudy Fichtenbaum president of the AAUP told NPR 11

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  • 2014 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    Self Sufficiency Survey of Faculty Views on Technology It is quite telling really quite a condemnation of the industry that 96 percent of faculty believe that if an institution is going to offer online courses the faculty at that institution should develop the curriculum and only 4 percent think it should be outsourced said Craig R Vasey chair of the AAUP s Committee on Teaching Research and Publication 10 23 2014 AAUP Comes to SHU The addition of an AAUP chapter to Seton Hall s campus will allow for the promotion of the values of academic freedom on our campus including full freedom for professors in research and publication freedom in the classroom to discuss their subject along with respect for the opinion of others said the new chapter s president Roseanne Mirabella 10 23 2014 Freedom to Comply This op ed about the importance of academic freedom cites the 1940 Statement The fact remains that academic freedom is an inherent right of academia In 1940 the AAUP released a Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure stating Academic freedom is essential to these purposes and applies to both teaching and research 10 16 2014 Tenure A Path to Academic Freedom Longtime AAUP member Jacqueline Wilkie explains the importance of this process for the institution individual faculty and the students themselves 10 16 2014 Our Collective Conscience Under Attack In this op ed a Valdosta State University student warns For when you violate academic freedom you are also violating the public s trust in the integrity of scholarship and our commitment to the betterment of humanity And that should never be taken lightly 10 15 2014 Response to Matching the Market AAUP member Eva von Dassow writes Bear in mind that faculty jobs encompass much more than teaching Research

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  • 2014 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    10 13 2014 How UNL s Sexual Assault Policies Stack up to National Guidelines In 2012 the AAUP published 12 guidelines for sexual assault policies and procedures They mostly focus on disseminating information to not only the entire student body but to everyone who s associated with the university and spends large amounts of time on campus The Daily Nebraskan examined each guideline and compared it to UNL policies and procedures 10 09 2014 Right to Work Goes Against Democracy Greg Loving president of the AAUP University of Cincinnati chapter explains that people should just no because Right to Work is the Right to Ignore Democracy 10 07 2014 Rider University Faculty Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement Avoid Strike The university expects to vote on the three year deal by the end of the month said Kristine Brown Rider spokeswoman The union which represents 621 full and part time faculty members will vote on ratification early next week said Jeff Halpern chief negotiator for the Rider AAUP 10 07 2014 USM plan Fewer Faculty Members Teaching More Courses The AAUP recommends faculty teach nine hours a week in the classroom for undergraduates the equivalent of three classes a semester It recommends six hours or two classes for graduate courses 10 06 2014 College Football Coaches Salaries and Perks are Soaring If your mission is to educate students why are you spending so much money to hire coaches said Saranna Thornton an economics professor at Hampden Sydney College Va who co authored the AAUP s April report on the state of professor salaries People talk about the rising costs of higher education But if money is so tight then why is it being spent on hiring coaches 10 02 2014 Think Tenure Protects You With Wealthy Donors and Less Public Funding

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  • 2014 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    be met The AAUP statement asserted that North American universities permit Confucius Institutes to advance a state agenda in the recruitment and control of academic staff in the choice of curriculum and in the restriction of debate 09 24 2014 Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research To do research honorably you have to follow where the data lead said Cary Nelson former president of the AAUP You have to have the freedom to follow those leads Asked if he would work under such conditions Nelson was curt No 09 22 2014 Why Does College Cost So Much Colleges are trying to showcase their value through visuals like dining halls palatial new buildings and the ubiquitous rock climbing walls not the quality of their professors and programs says David Kociemba chair of AAUP s Committee for Contingency and the Profession 09 19 2014 NMU Archives Event Illuminates History of School One of the AAUP s responsibilities is to negotiate the faculty s employment contract with NMU s administration Before the faculty was represented by the the AAUP there was no contract that guaranteed them shared governance of the university 09 18 2014 AAUP 40 year old contract built Rider s reputation Faculty are deeply concerned by this administration s vision for Rider s future Administrators come and go but faculty and students must live with the consequences of their actions 09 18 2014 Trigger Warnings a Threat to Academic Freedom Says AAUP The full statement is a praiseworthy defense of academic freedom and unrestricted speech in higher education Kudos to the AAUP for standing up for its members rights 09 17 2014 Shooting Down Trigger Warnings We agree with the AAUP s stance and object to the enforced institution of academic trigger warnings on both principled and

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  • 2014 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    News 2012 AAUP in the News AAUP Updates For the Media 2014 AAUP In the News 01 16 2014 Analysis of Finances Shows Layoffs Not Needed Based on a financial analysis by AAUP CBC Chair Howard Bunsis Jonathan Rees AAUP Colorado Conference co president asks Why is upper level admin going up so much And how can they ask faculty to be laid off given these increases in admin costs 01 15 2014 GOP s Enron esque Higher Ed Plan AAUP CBC Chair Howard Bunsis discusses faculty layoffs with Salon and why you can t just fire them to pay for dorms 01 14 2014 Protecting Faculty Records The AAUP s Hans Joerg Tiede said As the UCLA statement notes these requests have increasingly been used for political purposes or to intimidate faculty working on controversial issues Thus it is highly appropriate for institutions to adopt statements of principles that can provide general guidance to university officers charged with evaluating individual requests for records 01 14 2014 Overuse and Abuse of Adjunct Faculty Members Threaten Core Academic Values If left unchecked it will undermine the university s status as an institution of higher learning because the overuse of adjuncts and their lowly status and compensation institutionalize disincentives to quality education threaten academic freedom and shared governance and disqualify the campus as an exemplar of democratic values 01 10 2014 National Research Council Panel Seeks Rules Overhaul on Human Subjects Studies The system has proved resistant to any significant change since 1981 said Zachary M Schrag a professor of history at George Mason University who was an author of a 2012 report on human subjects rules for the American Association of University Professors password required 01 09 2014 Dispute Over Climate Scientist s Records Pits Academe Against Media Groups The AAUP

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  • 2013 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    president says that if CUNY is to be an intellectually vibrant university it must recognize that expressive activity is a vital part of campus life not a danger to be confined to narrow limits Read about campus protests and how CUNY is limiting the right of faculty and students to protest on campus 12 09 2013 Illinois Chicago Faculty Votes to Authorize Strike Faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago voted overwhelmingly last week to authorize a possible strike following 17 months of contract negotiations 12 09 2013 100 protest BGSU plan to cut 30 40 faculty jobs Signs said the cuts would create larger class sizes hurt the value of a BGSU degree and cause students to take longer to graduate 12 06 2013 UNH Lecturers Seek to Form Union with AAUP The union will bring a sense of fairness to lecturers who haven t had protection provided to them by the university Deanna Wood chapter president of the AAUP UNH said 12 06 2013 UIC Faculty Union Votes to Authorize Strike but Talks Will Continue About four fifths of the union s 800 voting members cast ballots in this week s vote with 95 percent favoring the move if necessary to gain a fair contract 12 05 2013 Whole New World The AAUP has repeatedly asserted that the copyright of courseware resides with the faculty member and this statement makes it asserts that this extends to online learning the AAUP s Hans Joerg Tiede says of a new AAUP report Also see the story in The Chronicle of Higher Education 12 04 2013 UC Faculty Frustrated by Pace of Contract Negotiations with School University of Cincinnati faculty members are frustrated by the pace of contract negotiations with school officials so they re calling on Santa for help

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  • 2013 AAUP In the News | AAUP
    explains why a directive to all academic units to identify 8 percent of their budgets for possible elimination by fall term 2014 is a terrible idea 11 19 2013 2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey Dramatic budget cuts in the past few years however may make US academia less of a paradise It may even drive some researchers in the life sciences to venture into higher paying industry jobs says John Curtis director of research and public policy at the American Association of University Professors AAUP 11 19 2013 Episode 30 Women in Academia The AAUP s John Curtis talks with the Broad Experience podcast about issues that women in academia face from lower pay to assault 11 15 2013 Open Access and Academic Freedom In this op ed former AAUP president Cary Nelson discusses the rapid evolution toward increased scholarly publishing online and the Illinois legislature s response 11 15 2013 WT AC Increase Faculty Salaries It s been something of a concern for at least a decade or more as to whether universities are able to attract the most qualified and skilled faculty AAUP Director of Research John Curtis said 11 07 2013 What Roles Are We Modeling Gendered Academic Employment and Its Consequences Even as the overall academic workforce became increasingly contingent women have found themselves disproportionately in these less secure and less rewarding positions 10 28 2013 Western Michigan University Professors Union Votes to Censure Provost Tim Greene I don t think anybody wanted it to come to this said Lisa Minnick president of the WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors This is people at their wit s end 10 28 2013 Ideological Exclusion Again A British human rights activist has been waiting more than 19 months for a visa to travel to the

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