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Category Archives: AAUP

The Ohio AAUP and the Repeal of Senate Bill 5

This is a guest post by John McNay, a contributor to the May–June issue of Academe. McNay  is a professor of history at the University of Cincinnati–Blue Ash. A specialist on … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bertrand Russell and Academic Freedom

Since today is Bertrand Russell’s birthday (he was born in 1872), I wanted to share this short segment from my dissertation on the history of academic freedom about Russell’s firing from … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

Why Salaita Was “Un-Hired”: The Missing Facts in the AAUP and CAFT Reports

By Andrew Scheinman A few weeks ago, the AAUP released its Report on the Steven Salaita affair at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), in which it concluded that UIUC … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 17 Comments

AAUP Investigation Report: Felician College

From the Conclusions of the report, “Academic Freedom and Tenure: Felician College (New Jersey)”, May, 2015: In terminating the appointments of sixteen fulltime faculty members, seven of whom sought the … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

AAUP Investigation Results: The University of South Maine

From the Conclusions of the report, “Academic Freedom and Tenure: The University of South Maine” of May, 2015: In terminating the appointments of sixty of the 250 full-time faculty members … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Update on the Launch of the New Chapter at Miami University (of Ohio)

The event launching the new advocacy chapter at Miami University seems to have been a great success. There was standing room only in the room where the event was held, … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

My Visit with the Illinois Conference

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of joining the leadership and some members of the Illinois Conference at their annual meeting in Chicago. I had previously met several of … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 5 Comments

Welcoming AAUP’s Newest Advocacy Chapter, a Major Addition to the Ohio Conference

The faculty at Miami University in Ohio have formed an advocacy chapter, initially  consisting of about 100 of the university’s 700 full-time faculty. The formation of the chapter will be … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Howard Zinn, A.A.U.P., and the Battle for Academic Freedom

This essay originally appeared in Logos: a journal of modern society and culture. The first paragraph was edited to reflect subsequent revelations concerning the Association and the Great War. Howard Zinn … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Current Hurdles to Academic Freedom and Shared Governance

The following is the text of my keynote address at “Hurdles on the Horizon: Governance & Student Success in the Connecticut State College & University System,” a conference organized by … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment
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