2015 Media Releases

04.21.2015 | Emerson Adjuncts Ratify New Contract

In a mail-in vote, affiliated faculty voted 184-3 to ratify a new contract. The new collectively bargained contract includes up to a 30% increase in some faculty’s pay, doubles professional development funding awards, and provides better job security.

04.13.2015 | Busting the Myths: Faculty Aren’t the Problem; They Are Part of the Solution

For decades, the AAUP’s faculty salary surveys and compensation reports have been authoritative sources of information about the economic status of the profession.

04.08.2015 | Academic Freedom Violations at Cancer Center

"For generations the tenure system has protected the freedom of faculty members to engage in research that challenges hallowed verities and opens up innovative possibilities," says Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUP's Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.  "Nowhere is such freedom more critical than in medicine."

03.03.2015 | Proposed Closure of South Carolina State University

The AAUP today sent a letter to South Carolina legislators calling on them to reject a panel’s proposal to close South Carolina State University (SCSU), which was founded in 1896, and is the state’s only publicly funded historically Black university.

02.24.2015 | AAUP Urges Board to Reject Poverty Center Closure

Externally funded centers must be free to sponsor curricular and extracurricular programs and provide services to the public across the broadest range of perspectives and approaches.