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Category Archives: American Association of University Professors

Salaita Speaks!

It’s 6:50 in the evening on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The 7:00 event start time at Columbia College Chicago draws near. The lecture hall is filling up rapidly. The star attraction has … Continue reading

October 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Salaita Case: University of Illinois Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure is apparently investigating the Steven Salaita case. What will be achieved is unclear since the Board of Trustees … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 5 Comments

Please Steal This Idea. (I Did.)

Hank Reichman, the First Vice-President of AAUP and a frequent contributor to this blog, is marking his retirement by teaching a seminar on the history of academic freedom in the … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Campus Cops vs. University Professors

This article by Western Michigan University AAUP chapter president Lisa Minnick was originally posted at her website, where you can also see photos of the event. By Lisa Minnick I have … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

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

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

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
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