Last Day for AAUP Conference Proposals

Today is the deadline to submit a proposal for the AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education! The conference focus this year is on racial, social, and labor justice in higher education. Presentation proposals on all topics of interest to a diverse, multidisciplinary higher education audience will also be considered. The conference will be held June 15-19,…

Professors in Poverty

As part of Campus Equity Week, Brave New Films has released this terrific short film about the very real poverty of many faculty in contingent positions: Contains some illuminating stats comparing presidential salaries to adjunct wages, and personal stories from adjuncts–mostly women, which reflects the reality that contingent labor issues are also women’s issues. It’s…

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New Volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom

The new volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom is out today! Below, guest editor Michael Bérubé describes the contents. You can read the complete editor’s introduction here.–Gwendolyn Bradley  I’m pleased to announce that volume six of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom is being published today. Of its sixteen essays, eight discuss the case…

After Salaita

In a guest post below, an author of the essay “Civility and Academic Freedom,” which appears in the new volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom describes his involvement with the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska and discusses the impetus for his essay: the Steven Salaita case.–Gwendolyn Bradley After Salaita: Keep Pushing for Academic Freedom!…

Reactions to Kansas Social Media Policy

If you’ve been following the news, you know that the Kansas board of regents on Wednesday adopted a social media policy that allows faculty and other to be punished for a broad and vaguely defined range of expressions, including any that are “contrary to the best interests of the employer” or “impairs . . .…