2014 AAUP Updates

03.17.2014 | Bar Association Affirms Tenure

In a victory for academic freedom and tenure, the ABA has rejected proposals to eliminate or water down the tenure provisions in the accreditation standards for law schools. The AAUP vigorously opposed the removal of tenure from the accreditation standards.

03.17.2014 | National Office Closed March 17

The National Office is closed on March 17 due to another snow storm.

03.06.2014 | PSU Faculty Approve Strike

The faculty at Portland State University voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike if an agreement can't be reached with the school administration on a new contract. A strike date has not been set.

03.05.2014 | Nominations Open for Professors of the Year

The AAUP is a proud supporter of the US Professors of the Year program, which names four national-level winners each year. There are also awards for state-level winners in most states.

02.26.2014 | PSC-CUNY Responds to Pathways Decision

The Professional Staff Congress, an AAUP affiliate, has issued a response to a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit contesting a controversial new general education curriculum at the City University of New York. The curriculum, known as Pathways, waters down general ed requirements and was developed without regard for the faculty’s role in governance.

02.25.2014 | Opt Out of the Print Edition of Academe

If you are an AAUP member who would prefer to read Academe online, consider opting out of the print edition. Opt out of the print edition by filling out this form.

02.24.2014 | University of Cincinnati Contract Clears Last Hurdle

The University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees unanimously approved the  proposed contract.  The faculty had overwhelmingly ratified the contract, with 94 percent approving the deal.The new three-year agreement is the culmination of a year of negotiations between AAUP and the university.

02.20.2014 | Welcome UNH Lecturers!

We have great news to share—there’s a new AAUP union in New Hampshire. Lecturers at the University of New Hampshire voted overwhelmingly in favor of unionization, with 141 lecturers casting ballots in favor of being represented by the UNH Lecturers United AAUP.

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