2015 AAUP In the News

08.25.2015 | Board Continues Search for Next University President

The AAUP, a national organization devoted to improving the academic environment for students and faculty in higher education, has already crafted a list of expectations for the new president, said Karen Dawisha, co-president of the newly formed Miami chapter.

08.24.2015 | University Executive Officers Call on Wilson, Killeen to Reinstate Salaita

“We firmly believe that this step will help put the university on track toward ending AAUP censure and regaining its place among the most respected public institutions of higher education in the country.” 

08.13.2015 | Faculty Union Wins New Protection From Student Abuse After Yik Yak Incident

That provision gives faculty members a contractual right to remove disruptive students from their classrooms, which they had not had before, and calls for the administration to resolve such disciplinary problems through a process that respects the rights of faculty members as well as those of students.

08.13.2015 | AAUP Reforming at Northeastern State

New chapter president Chris Owen explains why it's important to have the AAUP on campus.

08.12.2015 | University of Akron Says Some Mistakes Were Made

The loss of the Press would “undermine the academic integrity of the university,” John McNay, president of the Ohio Conference of the AAUP said. “We are trying to establish a press at the University of Cincinnati, all great university’s have a press,” he said. “I’m here to follow the outcome of the UA Press because some bad ideas get legs.”

08.12.2015 | Scott Walker Wants to Fire Academics With Whom He Disagrees Politically

Drawing on personal experience, Michael Mann, an AAUP Comittee A member, warns, "When public universities become citadels of political patronage, the consequences are dire. The line between science and politics becomes fatally compromised, and with it disappears the ability of citizens to both understand and act."

08.11.2015 | Q & A: David Vanness

AAUP member David Vanness didn’t intend to become a spokesman for the opposition by University of Wisconsin faculty to Gov. Scott Walker’s assault on tenure and shared governance. But he did by speaking out.

08.07.2015 | Chancellor’s Surprise Resignation May Not Quell Controversy at Illinois

Henry F. Reichman, chairman of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, said that Illinois should work to improve its policies and procedures to ensure that another professor’s rights cannot be violated in the way the group says Mr. Salaita’s were. "Should a new administration do so," said Mr. Reichman, "the AAUP stands ready to work with that administration to facilitate UIUC’s removal from the censure list and strengthen its commitment to the principles of academic freedom."