2015 AAUP In the News

03.17.2015 | NYU Professor Is Barred From the United Arab Emirates

Andrew Ross, a sociologist who serves as president of  the NYU AAUP chapter, has been an open critic of the use of underpaid and poorly treated migrant laborers in the United Arab Emirates. Marjorie Heins, member of the AAUP's Committee A, commented about Ross's barring, “The lack of respect for freedom of speech permeates the entire enterprise.”

03.17.2015 | Saving Academic Freedom and Tenure

"Faculty responded collectively, forming the AAUP, demanding and winning rights to academic freedom and tenure.  We face a similar moment today — when global corporations exercise even greater power and where university corporatization threatens academic freedom and tenure.  Through collective action, including unionization, faculty can join together to fight for and regain their rights."

03.13.2015 | Corporatisation ‘Threatens Academic Freedom’– AAUP

Higher education’s "romance with entrepreneurialism" puts the principle of academic freedom at risk at universities around the world, Risa Lieberwitz, general counsel for the AAUP, warned comparative education researchers.

03.12.2015 | Colorado Community Colleges Rely on Poverty-Level Instructor Workforce

“Stop building all those buildings,” AAUP member Caprice Lawless said, on her way home from the food bank. She wants to see greater investment in instruction. “Let’s put the foundations under the schools where the foundations belong, which is in the teaching.” Also watch the video.

03.09.2015 | Adjunct Advocacy

"At colleges where part-time instructors have unionized, they have been reaping significant bread-and-butter gains through collective bargaining. Such is the case at the University of Oregon, where adjuncts are part of a broader faculty union affiliated with the AAUP and the AFT."

03.09.2015 | Build Ohio’s Future in the Classroom, Not with Tax Cuts

“It’s time to fund Ohio’s higher education system properly, with substantial new investment,” Ohio AAUP Conference president John McNay, told the editor of the Toledo Blade, “and to refocus the money that is being spent to the central educational mission.”
 

03.06.2015 | I Was a Professor at Four Universities. I Still Couldn’t Make Ends Meet

One former adjunct describes a system that's untenable in the Washington Post.

03.03.2015 | Matching More With Less

“They want universities to do all this research because they believe it helps drive economic development, but on the other hand, they think faculty should spend 100 percent of their time teaching students,” said Fichtenbaum. “You can’t have it both ways, especially at a major research institution where research is probably as much a part of the mission as teaching students.”

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