2014 News

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, in partnership with the Union of Concerned Scientists, filed a brief with the court arguing that granting access to the private materials would have a severe chilling effect on scientists and other scholars and researchers.

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