2013 AAUP In the News

12.26.2013 | 'We Are Creating Walmarts of Higher Education'

“We all want to have more students graduate and graduate in a more timely manner,” says Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the American Association of University Professors. “The question is, do you do this by lowering your standards?”

12.23.2013 | State and National Groups Call for Repeal of Regents’ Social Media Policy

"Another public letter, issued by the Kansas conference of the American Association of University Professors, also called on the regents to immediately withdraw the policy 'before any more reputational damage is done to the state's otherwise excellent regents institutions.'"

12.20.2013 | Unfettered Academic Speech: Not Anymore

The AAUP's Anita Levy said the policy "raises significant issues about academic freedom and due process," in part because it gives administrators too much power to subjectively decide what speech crosses the line.

12.19.2013 | Fireable Tweets

"The Kansas rules were adopted the same month that the AAUP issued a draft report on academic freedom in the digital era -- a report calling for as full protection of faculty speech online as in person."

12.12.2013 | After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

Jonathan Rees, co-president of the Colorado AAUP conference tells New York Times readers, "It’s like, ‘The MOOC is dead, long live the MOOC.' At the beginning everybody talked about MOOCs being entirely online, but now we’re seeing lots of things that fall in the middle, and even I see the appeal of that.”

12.12.2013 | EMU Stands by EAA Partnership as Faculty Protest

Learn more about the EMU administration's agreement with the Education Achievement Authority and the opposition to it, including the EMU AAUP chapter's picket.

12.12.2013 | Against Academic Boycotts

Hank Reichman, AAUP first vice president and chair of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, explains why academic boycotts are a bad idea.