2015 AAUP In the News

01.29.2015 | Community Colleges Need a New Business Model

In his op-ed, Steve Mumme, co-president of the AAUP's Colorado Conference argues that investing in faculty pays dividends: a stable, professional faculty, greater student-faculty contact, better courses, better mentoring, better graduation rates, and greater success in accessing careers and four year institutions.

01.28.2015 | Keep Your Personal Email Personal

This article about best practices for personal electronic communications quotes from the AAUP's statement on Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications.

01.28.2015 | Michael Berube Chairs the AAUP Investigation

Michael Berube explains the process of an investigation.

01.28.2015 | Theology Professor Defends John McAdams on Grounds of ‘Due Process’

Dan Mcguire says,“My key objection is that action was taken against a professor without due process. I decided to write the letter because I’m a believer in due process. I’m a long term member (of the AAUP), which is really the premier of academic freedom and integrity. Their strongest process is due process.”

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."

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