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Category Archives: American Association of University Professors

Bérubé on Salaita

The following is the text of a letter sent to University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Chancellor Phyllis Wise by Michael Bérubé regarding the university’s apparent decision to revoke a job … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 12 Comments

AAUP Officers’ Statement on Case of Steven Salaita

Today, Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP president, and Hank Reichman, first vice-president and chair of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, issued the statement below. Statement on the Case … Continue reading

August 7, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Rise and Decline of Faculty Governance

Today’s Inside Higher Ed features an article about shared governance that focuses on a new book by Larry G. Gerber, Professor Emeritus of History at Auburn University, entitled The Rise … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Emotional Wellbeing of Non-Tenure Track Faculty

A recently released research article in the July issue of Frontiers in Psychology, authored by Gretchen M. Reevy and Grace Deason, finds that the nature of non-tenure-track employment—now a reality for … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Looming Crisis in Higher Education

The “real problem” behind the exploitation of adjunct faculty is quite obvious: universities have continued to produce a reasonable number of Ph.D.’s but no longer are willing to hire a … Continue reading

July 5, 2014 · 8 Comments

So Everything That We Have Read and Heard Is Wrong?

Writing for the New York Times (June 24, 2014), in a column titled “The Reality of Student Debt Is Different than the Cliches,” David Leonhardt reviews a recent study released … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Committee A Report to the 2014 AAUP Annual Meeting

The following is the text of the report of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure to the AAUP Annual Meeting, delivered by Committee Chair and AAUP First Vice-President Hank … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Faculty Cuts at Quinnipiac

On the evening of Monday, May 5, the deans at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut received an email informing them of a staffing meeting the next day. At that meeting, the deans of certain … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

“They May be Flying Machine Advocates”

The American conception of academic freedom arose with the Progressive Era in the 1890s primarily because of social scientists who advocated for reforms that negatively affected financial interests. The press – muckrakers and … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · 2 Comments

The 1920 Governance Committee Survey

Before 1915, AAUP founders Arthur Lovejoy and James McKeen Cattell stressed the need for significant reform of the traditional mode of governance prevalent in US higher education. Both proposed to have the president … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · Leave a comment
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