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Category Archives: AAUP

Returning to the Scene of the “Crime”: Northeastern Illinois University

The American Association of University Professors censured Northeastern Illinois University at its annual meeting this past June. The annual meeting launched the centennial celebration of the Association’s founding. The censure … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

University of Iowa AAUP Chapter Supports Salaita

This is a letter from the University of Iowa AAUP chapter to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise seeking reinstatement of Professor Steven Salaita. It is admirable that an … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

And Now There’s a Blacklist?

Two days ago I posted a piece on this blog that asked, “Is ‘Incivility’ the New Communism?”  In that post I suggested that recent attempts to enforce standards of “civility” … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

On Trigger Warnings

This report was drafted by a subcommittee of AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure in August 2014 and has been approved by Committee A. A current threat to academic … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Rider Faculty Show Solidarity

The following is a media release issued today by the Rider University (New Jersey) AAUP: The faculty of Rider University is standing in solidarity at the beginning of the fall … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Fate of the Bearer of Bad News…

The influence of outside money on education has always been strong–and fighting it is one of the reasons the AAUP came into existence. Rarely, though, do we educators have real … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 2 Comments

Discussing the Steven Salaita Case in Our Classrooms

If you want to engage your students in a thoughtful debate about public discourse in the age of Facebook and Twitter, you can of course use the ten or twelve … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

AAUP Takes UIUC to Task for Apparent Summary Dismissal

The AAUP today wrote to University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign chancellor Phyllis Wise to express deep concern about actions taken against professor Steven Salaita. “Aborting an appointment in this manner without … Continue reading

August 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

California Reverses Ruling on Abortion Rights at Catholic Universities

In a major victory for faculty and staff and for reproductive rights more generally, the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has reversed a previous decision to allow two … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Response to “Shared Governance and the Salaita Case”

By Nicholas Burbules, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I want to thank Mr. Wilson for sending us his posting on “Shared Governance and the Salaita Case” and inviting us to … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 8 Comments
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