• Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships, an AAUP report published in book form by the AAUP Foundation, is now available for purchase from booksellers and the University of Illinois Press.

  • In addition to annual reports, updated lists of officers and AAUP committee lists, this year’s Bulletin contains a case report of an investigation that led to censure as well as four new or revised policy documents.

  • The AAUP has turned 100! Join us as we celebrate the Association’s work to defend academic freedom and look ahead to the next century.

Academic Freedom

Actions taken against professor Steven Salaita appear to amount to summary dismissal, which is categorically inimical to academic freedom and due process, says a letter sent today to UIUC chancellor Phyllis Wise.

Organizing

Nearly 500 non-tenure track faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) won a major victory by forming a union, which was certified in July by the labor relations board. This win is part of a trend in higher education where faculties are pushing back against college administrators turning university teaching into an unstable, temporary job.

AAUP Elections

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

Resources

  • Academe Magazine
    Feature articles, columns, and book reviews exploring developments in higher education.
  • Redbook
    The AAUP's key reports and policy documents.
  • Salary Survey
    The AAUP's annual report on faculty compensation.
  • Guidebooks
    Advice on navigating faculty handbooks, the FMLA, and more.

Actions taken against professor Steven Salaita appear to amount to summary dismissal, which is categorically inimical to academic freedom and due process, says a letter sent today to UIUC chancellor Phyllis Wise.

Lieberwitz will work closely with the AAUP’s legal staff to pursue Association activities, which include advising on higher education legal issues; preparing amicus briefs; monitoring legal developments in higher education around the country; and keeping the Association apprised of new and emerging legal issues that may have implications affecting higher education.

This accomplishment assures equitable access to health insurance, which will profoundly affect the lives of dedicated adjuncts, many of whom have been teaching core courses for decades. Qualified CUNY adjuncts will now be able to receive their basic health insurance through the City Health Benefits Program, on an equitable basis with full-time CUNY employees

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

This editorial points out that Aug. 26 has been designated by President Obama as Women’s Equality Day in honor of the date on which the 19th Amendment was certified. But according to an April report by the AAUP, women who are full professors at the UI make 85.3 percent of what men do in the same position.

The leadership of the AAUP supports the view that a blended approach to online education can be more beneficial where students can view some material online and then participate in the classroom, said Marty Kich, a member of the executive committee of the AAUP's Collective Bargaining Congress and president of the association's Wright State University chapter.

"Hordes of adjuncts slog like migrant workers from campus to campus. Teaching four fall and four spring courses at $2,700 each generates an annual salary of $21,600, below the national poverty line for a family of four,"writes Colman McCarthy, an adjunct since the mid 1980s.

The EMU-chapter of the AAUP has repeatedly called on Administration and the Board of Regents to sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority. Governor Rick Snyder's administration created the EAA to take over the lowest performing districts in Michigan, with a mandate to enact rapid academic improvement.

October 11, 2014

AAUP union members will meet again in the Northeast this fall to share their experiences and to brainstorm new strategies for building faculty power and leverage on their campuses.

October 31, 2014

A meeting of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

November 14, 2014

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee

November 15, 2014

A meeting of the AAUP's Council.

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

The Bulletin of the AAUP brings together in one volume the previous academic year’s academic freedom and tenure and governance investigative reports, standing committee and ad hoc subcommittee reports, new policy documents and revisions to previously published documents, and selected annual reports of the Association and other relevant business materials.

The AAUP's National office will be closed on Monday, September 1,  in observance of Labor Day.

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