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Category Archives: AAUP

LSU Senate Replies to Administration

Late yesterday I posted news that the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge Faculty Senate had voted by an overwhelming 39-5 margin to censure LSU Chancellor-President F. King Alexander and … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

LSU Faculty Senate Censures Top Administrators in Teresa Buchanan Case

By an overwhelming 39-5 vote the Louisiana State University (LSU) Faculty Senate today (October 6) voted to censure three top administrators for their roles in the dismissal of tenured professor … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Democratic Scott Walker?

Last week I posted an item reporting on the bargaining efforts of two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliated faculty unions, the California Faculty Association (CFA) in the California State University system and the … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 10 Comments

India, Free Speech and Academic Freedom

One of the most disheartening events of this past summer on the Academe blog was the rise of invective in the comments that started with our posting of a guest commentary by … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 8 Comments

“The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech”

Last week the AAUP and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) issued a statement protesting remarks made by University of California Regent Richard Blum, which threatened negative … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

CFA and PSC Fighting for Faculty

Two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliates — the California Faculty Association (CFA), which represents over 23,000 faculty members in the 23-campus California State University (CSU), and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Professionalism and Unionism: Academic Freedom, Collective Bargaining, and the American Association of University Professors

Not too long ago I was on a panel about academic freedom at the University of California, Davis, with Robert Post, Dean of Yale Law School, former AAUP General Counsel … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Outrageous moves to foster runaway salaries for administrators

Michael Behrent, the president of the Appalachian State University chapter of the AAUP, and John Steen, Program Coordinator of Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (with contribution from Jim Carmichael, professor at UNC … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · 1 Comment

Disavow the “Sacred” 1940 Statement Civility Test: Remember Steven Salaita!

It is time for a direct and specific disavowal of a key component of the sacred text of the AAUP: the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. Most … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · 10 Comments

CUCFA and AAUP Statement on UC Regent Blum’s Remarks

On September 17, the University of California Board of Regents discussed a proposed “Statement of Principles Against Intolerance.”  The statement, which was prompted by allegations of harassment of Jewish students, … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 · 2 Comments



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