2014 Media Releases

05.14.2014 | "Broken Pledges" and “Cuts Affect Doctoral Programs” Receive Awards for Excellence

The AAUP’s purpose in giving these awards is to recognize exceptional journalism and to encourage thoughtful, in-depth coverage of issues that are critical to faculty and higher education. The Molotsky Award will be presented at the AAUP's Annual Award Banquet on Saturday, June 14.

04.25.2014 | UIC Faculty Overwhelmingly Ratify First Contracts

After nearly two years of collective bargaining with university administration, today faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) overwhelmingly ratified their first labor contracts, which will dramatically improve work life and professional conditions for tenure-track and non-tenure track members.

04.07.2014 | “Losing Focus” AAUP Releases Faculty Salary Report

Developments in recent decades—diversion of resources to administration, ballooning of contingent positions, and runaway spending on athletics—signal that our colleges and universities are losing focus on their academic missions.

03.05.2014 | Proposed Maryland Legislation "Ill-Conceived"

The AAUP and the NCAC criticize academic boycotts, but warn public officials against interference with political expression, open discussion, and debate.

02.18.2014 | UIC United Faculty Strike

Faculty at the University of Illinois Chicago are striking Tuesday and Wednesday after eighteen months of contract negotiations. A key issue is pay, especially for nontenured lecturers. The union wants minimum pay to be raised to $45,000; it’s set at $30,000 now. The union, UIC United Faculty, is an AAUP & AFT affiliate.

Read more on the UIC United Faculty website.

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