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Category Archives: AAUP

Red Soybeans

By Andrew Scheinman The fallout at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) continues unabated: the Chancellor and Provost have both “stepped down,” and Steven Salaita’s legal team’s added destruction of … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 3 Comments

“Pretendure” in Wisconsin

Chuck Rybak posted “UW Struggle: Scrap the Tenure File Edition” yesterday on his blog. It’s worth reading, especially since what is happening in Wisconsin could easily happen elsewhere–and probably will, … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

41 Executive Officers at UIUC Call for the Reinstatement of Steven Salaita

August 23, 2015 Dear President Killeen and Acting Chancellor Wilson, We the forty-one undersigned Executive Officers and campus leaders from departments and academic units across the University of Illinois at … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 · 15 Comments

Adjuncts and Contingent Hires: Do Not Force Them Apart

A bit more than a decade ago, I took on my first full-time higher-ed teaching job in the US. I had taught as an adjunct at a number of different … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 29 Comments

AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute in Pictures

Nearly three hundred academic activists convened at the University of Denver July 23–26 for the 2015 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute. An intensive series of workshops and seminars prepared participants to organize … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Professional Status and Academic Freedom: Bridging the Gaps (Once Again)

Discussion, at least via social media, is growing relating to the evolving caste system in higher education and the real meaning (that is, the actual impact) of academic freedom. Many … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 5 Comments

“The least we can do is make use of the rights”

David Palumbo-Liu, a professor at Stanford University and one of the most insightful commentators on issues related to education that I know of, ends an article posted yesterday on The … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Why Judge Leinenweber Allows Salaita Case to Proceed to Possible Trial

I have read the entire fifty-six page opinion of Judge Harry D. Leinenweber, United States District Court, for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, who ruled that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

District Court Strikes Down University of Illinois Dismissal Efforts in Salaita Case

Steven Salaita, a tenured associate professor in the American Indian Studies program, was fired a year ago with a summary dismissal for tweets that were construed as lacking civility. A … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

NCAC and FIRE Support AAUP’s Defense of LSU Professor

On July 9, 2015, the AAUP sent a letter to Louisiana State University (LSU) President and Chancellor Dr. F. King Alexander indicating that a supplemental report to the public record relating to … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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