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Category Archives: American Association of University Professors

In Delaware, Dramatically Different Conceptions of the Current State and the Future Prospects of Higher Education

Earlier this month, Dr. Patrick T. Harker, President of the University of Delaware, wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer expressing his views of the American university and the faculty … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

AAUP Statement on the Proposed Closure of the University of North Carolina Law School Poverty Center

The following statement was issued today, February 24,  by the American Association of University Professors.  A media release may be found here.  This statement from the national office of the … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Speaker Series at Wright State University: 3. Howard Bunsis

The poster for the entire series is available at:  http://academeblog.org/2015/01/06/speaker-series-at-wright-state-university-overview/  

February 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

New Development in Salaita Case is at Hand

The Center for Constitutional Rights has been providing legal counsel to Professor Steven Salaita who returned a signed contract to teach in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Postscript to My Post on the McAdams Case

John Wilson’s post containing the letter from the national AAUP to the Marquette administration somewhat clarifies several of the issues with McAdams—that is, clarifies the issues without presuming to resolve … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

Chancellor Wise on Possible AAUP Censure and Donor Influence in Salaita Firing and Dismissal

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis M. Wise fired Steven Salaita for extramural utterances on Twitter. She gave an interview for the influential The News-Gazette: no other paper has pipelines to the university … Continue reading

January 26, 2015 · 5 Comments

Speaker Series at Wright State University: 2. John McNay

The poster for the entire series is available at:  http://academeblog.org/2015/01/06/speaker-series-at-wright-state-university-overview/

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

University of Illinois Board Inappropriate Rejection of Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure Report

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees has issued its “final” ruling on the firing, summary dismissal and suspension of Dr. Steven Salaita for solidarity tweets with the civilian population … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

College and University Governance

This is a guest post by Larry G. Gerber, a contributor to the recent January-February issue of Academe. Gerber is professor emeritus of history at Auburn University. He is the author of several … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

UCI and AU Clinic Surveys

By Nancy Long Two surveys currently under way offer faculty a chance to support proposed exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s provisions that control access to copyrighted work. Please take … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · Leave a comment
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