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Resolution On Academic Freedom At Appalachian State University

The Appalachian Chapter of the American Association of University Professors calls on state legislators to oppose Senate Bill 1139 because the Academic Bill of Rights proposes to remove academic expertise as the standard for decisions about teaching and research at universities.

The "Academic Bill of Rights"- Coming to Your Campus

Legislative proposals with this righteous-sounding title have been introduced in 28 states over the past four years. While no state legislature has actually adopted the proposals, their proponents have not given up. Similar proposals may be offered on your campus by student organizations or even student governments. It is important that both you and your students understand what's involved in this "Academic Bill of Rights," and the new-for-2007 ACTA version that they call "Intellectual Diversity" legislation.

ABOR Legislation

Information about bills introduced in state legislatures around the country as part of the campaign for a so-called Academic Bill of Rights.

NC-AAUP Resolution on Academic Freedom in North Carolina

April 2, 2005: The North Carolina Conference of the American Association of University Professors calls on state legislators to oppose Senate Bill 1139 because the Academic Bill of Rights proposes to remove academic expertise as the standard for decisions about teaching and research at universities.

Threat to Academic Freedom in Virginia

7/6/10 Update: A Pennsylvania State University investigative committee cleared Michael Mann of ethical misconduct.  

"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.

AAUP Statement on Indiana Right-to-Work Law

The AAUP stands behind the right of all employee groups to decide for themselves whether to bargain collectively. 

It’s Not Much Fun to Lose Your Name

AAUP President Cary Nelson issued  a statement today about a proposed plan by an appointed commission suggesting that Rutgers-Camden be broken away from Rutgers University and merged with Rowan University.

Academic Leaders to Testify in Favor of Faculty Collective Bargaining Rights

The AAUP has long held that faculty members and graduate employees at public and private institutions are entitled to choose whether to engage in collective bargaining.

Opposition to Proposed Restructuring at Rutgers–Camden

Students, faculty, and staff at Rutgers University–Camden are protesting a planned move that would sever their campus from the statewide Rutgers system and merge it with Rowan University twenty miles to the south. Proponents of the change, including New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, say it is meant to help promote higher education opportunities in the southern part of the state. Opponents, including the Rutgers Council of AAUP Chapters, say the move may be meant only to enhance the image of Rowan’s medical school when it opens later this year.

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