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Category Archives: academic freedom

Dancing Cops and Free Speech

The famous “dancing cop” of Providence, Rhode Island, Tony Lepore, has been fired for organizing a “Blue Lives Matter” protest critical of the Black Lives Matter. Steven Paro, Providence Police … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

The AAUP’s Digital Future

Over the three years of my involvement with the AAUP, I’ve watched this venerable faculty institution complete a reorganization and begin a process of revitalization that is already placing it … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Century of the AAUP: An Interview with Hans-Joerg Tiede

Hans-Joerg Tiede, a professor of computer science at Illinois Wesleyan University who will be joining the AAUP staff next year, has written a new book about the early history of … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

What is your campus’s approach to collegiality?

This is a guest post by Timothy Shiell, a professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Stout and a member of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee for the Defense of … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom Seeking Submissions

Call for papers is out for the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom. The journal is published once a year, with funding from the AAUP Foundation.

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Notoriety as a Rationale for Demonization

This past week, Danny Ledonne’s documentary Playing Columbine was scheduled to be shown and discussed in a public forum at Adams State University, from which he has very publicly been … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Salaita Settlement and the Corporatization of the University

Last Friday, Inc. published an article on the Salaita settlement. Written by Joseph Steinberg, the article is titled “How a Single Social Media Blunder Cost a University $2 Million.” It … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 11 Comments

The Ohio Conference of AAUP Unanimously Endorses a Resolution Expressing Support for Wisconsin Faculty

This resolution is the second of four presented and unanimously endorsed at The Ohio Conference annual meeting on November 7. Whereas members of the Ohio Conference AAUP harbor a grave … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Ohio Conference of AAUP Unanimously Endorses Resolution against Legislative Efforts to Restrict Textbook Options

This resolution is the first of four presented and unanimously endorsed at The Ohio Conference annual meeting on November 7.   Opposition to House Bill 160 Whereas the Ohio Conference … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Academic Due Process for Non-Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty Members

The following brief statement, approved by AAUP Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure on October 30, pulls together existing AAUP policies on academic due process for non-tenure-track full-time faculty … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · Leave a comment



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