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AAUP Leaders Speak on the “Athletics Arms Race”

Howard Bunsis, Chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, and David Hughes, President of the Rutgers University AAUP-AFT, discussed college and university sports spending and priorities on an episode of HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, to be aired tonight. Here is a segment with Howard Bunsis: And here’s a link to the trailer featuring…

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Academic Freedom Events Coming Up

Here’s a roundup of AAUP events and other academic freedom and higher education-related conferences coming up this year. Feel free to add any events in the comments. Tomorrow is the Illinois AAUP Annual Meeting, Sat. April 16, 9:15am-4pm, Dominican University, Priory Campus, 7200 Division Street, River Forest, Illinois, featuring AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum, plus sessions…

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The AAUP Report on Title IX

JOHN K. WILSON The AAUP recently issued a draft report on “The History, Uses, and Abuses of Title IX” and requested comments that are due today, April 15 (send comments to titleIX@aaup.org). I’ve been putting off my response because I feared that I would have to write a lengthy critique. But it turns out the…

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WMU-AAUP on State Divestment From Higher Education

The following comments were delivered to the Western Michigan University (WMU) Board of Trustees on March 23 by WMU-AAUP President and AAUP national Council member Lisa Minnick.  They are reposted from the WMU-AAUP blog. One thing everyone in this room has in common is our shared investment in higher education as a public good. We…

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On Disloyalty

In 1927, Professor Louis R. Gottschalk resigned his position at the University of Louisville to protest the dismissal of his colleague Rolf Johannesen. Simultaneously with his resignation, Gottschalk wrote to the AAUP to request an investigation of Johannesen’s dismissal. The newly-installed president, George Colvin, justified the dismissal by citing Johannesen’s reluctance to sign the one-year…

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We Need YOU to Complete Our Survey!

BY KELLY HAND Two weeks ago, we asked Academe Blog readers to share their thoughts about the blog by completing a short survey. We know from our stats that thousands of you are reading the blog each week, but we want to know more about you and your interests. Thanks to all of you who completed the…

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Please Share Your Thoughts about Academe Blog!

BY KELLY HAND Academe Blog, an extension of the AAUP’s Academe magazine, was launched in 2011 and now has over 10,000 subscribers. With a prolific group of regular and guest bloggers, the blog has grown each year in popularity, attracting over a half million views in 2015 and over 185,000 views just two months into…

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UWM AAUP Calls on Regents to Support Research and Access

The following statement was released today by the AAUP’s University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee chapter. UWM AAUP Calls on the Board of Regents to Support and Sustain UWM’s Research and Access Missions The eyes of the country are on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) this week as the campus hosts a Democratic presidential debate. What will UWM…

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AAUP Asks Missouri to Lift Melissa Click Suspension

BY HENRY REICHMAN The national AAUP has called on the University of Missouri to lift its suspension of Melissa A. Click, the assistant professor who was videotaped attempting to remove a student journalist from the site of a campus protest.  In a letter emailed yesterday to the Columbia campus’s interim chancellor, Henry C. (Hank) Foley,…

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AAUP/AFT-Wisconsin Statement on Proposed Regent Policies

The AAUP and the American Federation of Teachers-Wisconsin today issued the following statement on draft policies on tenure issued by University of Wisconsin regents, which incorporate a number of sound elements, but fall short in other areas. To download the statement as a .pdf file, go here. For more on these proposals see UW-Milwaukee AAUP…