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Arbitration in Cases of Dismissal

Report discussing the development of arbitral practices in higher education, with particular emphasis on the question of arbitration of dismissal cases.

On Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Appointments

Report reviewing and analyzing  the growing use of non-tenured positions and its implications.

The Status of Part-Time Faculty

Statement offering new propositions, consistent with Association principles, to address some of the continuing problems concerning part-time faculty members.

Access to Faculty Personnel Files

Report discussing access by faculty members to their own personnel files and to the files of colleagues.

Confidentiality and Faculty Representation in Academic Governance

A report arguing that requiring faculty members to sign confidentiality agreements as a requirement to serve on university committees is in most cases inconsistent with widely accepted standards of shared governance and with the concept of serving as a representative. 

Statement on Campus Sexual Assault

Statement reviewing the scope of the sexual harassment on campus, the frequently disappointing evidence about current campus practices and preparedness, the legal issues at stake, and giving special attention to faculty responsibilities.

Role of the Faculty in the Accrediting of Colleges and Universities

Report sets forth recommended standards for the role and responsibility of the faculty in the accreditation process.

Post-Tenure Review: An AAUP Response

Policy discussing what post-tenure review should be and not be and its impact on academic freedom.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Recent Trends

Report discussing recent trends regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

College and University Governance: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Report concerning the action taken in summer 2007 by the board of trustees and the administration of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to suspend the faculty senate and replace it with a “transitional structure of faculty governance.”

College and University Governance: Idaho State University

Report, prepared by the Association’s staff, concerning the decision by the Idaho State Board of Education to suspend the operation and bylaws of the faculty senate at Idaho State University and to direct ISU president Arthur C. Vailas to “implement an interim faculty advisory structure.”

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Report finding violations of academic freedom in two cases at Louisiana’s flagship public institution, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Northwestern State University of Louisiana and Southeastern Louisiana University

Report finding that administrators at two Louisiana universities used program discontinuances as an excuse to get rid of selected tenured faculty members.

AAUP Audit Reports

Audited reports of the AAUP's financial statements from the past three years.

Academic Freedom and Tenure: Bethune-Cookman University

Report dealing with due process, tenure, sexual harassment, and financial exigency at Bethune-Cookman University, a historically black university.

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