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Category Archives: tenure

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

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

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

AAUP Statement on Developments in the University of Wisconsin System

The following is the text of a statement issued on November 5 by the AAUP: On July 20, the AAUP and AFT‐Wisconsin released a joint statement condemning the attacks on … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

What’s So Radical about Defending Public Education?

Being antagonistic to corporatization should not necessarily be conflated with being broadly antagonistic to corporations. Universities and corporations have long had mutually beneficial relationships that have caused relatively infrequent controversies. … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

Experts and Adjuncts: The New Model for Higher Education

The American professoriate once ranged from professionals who taught a course as an adjunct—a contribution to their professions, the compensation being almost nothing—to the regular (but generally poorly paid, often relying … Continue reading

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

LSU Senate Replies to Administration

Late yesterday I posted news that the Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge Faculty Senate had voted by an overwhelming 39-5 margin to censure LSU Chancellor-President F. King Alexander and … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

LSU Faculty Senate Censures Top Administrators in Teresa Buchanan Case

By an overwhelming 39-5 vote the Louisiana State University (LSU) Faculty Senate today (October 6) voted to censure three top administrators for their roles in the dismissal of tenured professor … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

A History and Defense of Tenure

Sol Gittleman, the Alice and Nathan Gantcher University Professor at Tufts University, has been a professor of German, Judaic studies and biblical literature and is a former provost of Tufts.  … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Among School Children: A Review of Steven Salaita’s “Uncivil Rites: Palestine and the Limits of Academic Freedom”

This is the second of our reviews of this book. The first one, published earlier today, can be found here. From dead infants in Gaza to Israeli students killed on … Continue reading

October 6, 2015 · 2 Comments



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