2013 News

11.22.2013 | Proposed Budget Cuts Will Harm PSU's Mission

Mary King, Portland State AAUP chapter president, explains why a directive to all academic units to identify 8 percent of their budgets for possible elimination by fall term 2014 is a terrible idea.

11.19.2013 | Episode 30: Women in Academia

The AAUP's John Curtis talks with the Broad Experience podcast about issues that women in academia face, from lower pay to assault.

11.19.2013 | 2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey

Dramatic budget cuts in the past few years, however, may make US academia less of a paradise. It may even drive some researchers in the life sciences to venture into higher-paying industry jobs, says John Curtis, director of research and public policy at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

11.15.2013 | Open Access and Academic Freedom

In this op-ed, former AAUP president Cary Nelson discusses the rapid evolution toward increased scholarly publishing online and the Illinois legislature's response.

11.15.2013 | WT, AC Increase Faculty Salaries

“It’s been something of a concern for at least a decade or more as to whether universities are able to attract the most qualified and skilled faculty,” AAUP Director of Research John Curtis said.

11.07.2013 | What Roles Are We Modeling? Gendered Academic Employment and Its Consequences

Even as the overall academic workforce became increasingly contingent, women have found themselves disproportionately in these less secure and less rewarding positions.

10.28.2013 | Western Michigan University Professors' Union Votes to Censure Provost Tim Greene

"I don't think anybody wanted it to come to this," said Lisa Minnick, president of the WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. "This is people at their wit's end."

10.28.2013 | 'Ideological Exclusion' Again?

A British human rights activist has been waiting more than 19 months for a visa to travel to the United States...“There’s nothing we can think of that would justify his denial of a visa, or this kind of delay,” said Nusrat Choudhury, a staff lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, which joined with the American Association of University Professors and the PEN American Center in sending a letter last week on Yildiz’s behalf to the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security. 

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