Update 3/5/11: An investigation has been authorized by the AAUP general secretary and will proceed.
Original post 2/23/11:
The AAUP will likely investigate the suspension of the faculty senate at Idaho State University. The state's board of education suspended the senate and authorized the president to install a substitute faculty governance system after the ISU faculty voted no confidence in the ISU president's leadership. See the AAUP's letter to ISU president Arthur Vailas. Watch a video of James Rogers, ISU donor and former chancellor for higher education in Nevada, explaining how faculty senates are valuable and why he was shocked by the ISU board's decision.