2015 AAUP In the News

01.28.2015 | Michael Berube Chairs the AAUP Investigation

Michael Berube explains the process of an investigation.

01.26.2015 | College Consolidation a Bad Idea

In his letter, the chancellor says that he and the board plan to “deliver a more rich and diverse set of programs to all our students regardless of location.” But the severe cuts at the University of Southern Maine were so unfairly and thoughtlessly carried out that the AAUP will investigate. An AAUP investigation is an unusual event.

01.23.2015 | Students Fight to Expose Koch Influence

In this broadcast, Rachel Maddow discusses the Koch influence in Kansas higher education. (Note: This discussion starts nine minutes into the video.)

01.22.2015 | URI Disrespects, Devalues Part-time Faculty

In her op-ed Dorothy F. Donnelly writes, "Part-time faculty are proud to be part of this University community and represent some of the 'best and brightest minds' in our state’s education community. They are committed to helping students achieve their academic and professional goals, but we are no longer willing to accept our status as second-class citizens."

01.22.2015 | 2015 Survey of Chief Academic Officers

In this Inside Higher Ed survey report, the AAUP's Hank Reichman discusses the use of civility as a hiring or promotion factor.

01.21.2015 | Leak Sparks Debate on Academic Freedom

Marissa Ditkowsky, last year's winner of the AAUP's Martin D. Snyder Award for Excellence in Student Coverage of Higher Education, writes about academic freedom and free speech at Brandeis University.

01.20.2015 | Experts: Search Should Include UI Faculty, Community

Donna Young, a senior program officer for the AAUP explains, "The university is an entity divided among the regents, the administrators and the faculty. Those are the three main players. If you don't seek participation from one of those players, it's not going to satisfy the goals of the search."

01.14.2015 | Scrutiny of Scholar's Emails

Matthew Finkin and Bob O’Neil, both former AAUP General Counsels, discuss the gray area of  personal e-mails, open-record laws, and academic freedom.

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