2017 AAUP & CBC In the News

04.19.2017 | NJ.com

Rider University's faculty members overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in university president Gregory Dell'Omo, criticizing his autocratic, top-down management style and a series of rash, unjustified actions. The AAUP chapter, composed of 500 full- and part-time faculty, librarians, coaches and athletic trainers, approved a resolution this week by a tally of 305 to 100.

04.17.2017 | Inside Higher Ed

Stanford University told Professor Michele Landis Dauber the university wouldn’t let her print image of Donald Trump -- from a recording where he talked about assaulting women -- for an academic conference Title IX conference. Amid growing attention, the university relented. Dauber said, "I'm disappointed that it took media reporting in order for the university to honor its obligation to protect faculty academic freedom." The AAUP's Joerg Tiede said he was concerned about Stanford's handling of the situation, which he said raised important academic freedom issues, adding, Stanford's claims that this would represent partisan activity by the institution are invalid.

04.15.2017 | Fresno Bee

A Fresno State lecturer’s tweet sparks debate about free speech, academic freedom and more.

04.11.2017 | Wall Street Journal

This year's AAUP survey and report shows that, adjusted for inflation, faculty salaries were nearly flat, and a gender-based pay gap persists at many schools.

04.09.2017 | Hartford Courant

Julian Madison, president of the Southern Connecticut State University AAUP chapter, and Stephen Monroe Tomczak, associate professor of social work at SCSU, compare the investment choices of states like Kansas, Wisconsin and Louisiana to states like Minnesota and encourage Connecticut to choose wisely.

04.04.2017 | Seattle Times

The AAUP supports the College for All Act, introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, that would make four-year public college free for families making less than $125,000 and make community college free for all. It would be funded by a tax on Wall Street speculation. It would also reduce student-loan debt by cutting all student-loan interest rates for new borrowers in half; enable existing borrowers to refinance loans based on the interest rates available to new borrowers; prevent the federal government from profiting off the student-loan program; and limit reliance on untenured and non-tenure-track faculty.

03.30.2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

Faculty members at Santa Fe Community College voted to join together in a union with the AAUP. The day of the vote, Marci Eannarino, teacher in the college's English, Reading and Speech Department said, “This is a really big day for us — it’s a defining moment for SFCC faculty."

03.29.2017 | Inside Higher Ed

Students may complain about courses that are too hard, but could fighting to maintain high standards actually get a professor fired? A new report from the AAUP alleges that Colorado’s Community College of Aurora terminated an adjunct because he refused to lower his expectations for his introductory philosophy class. The report sets the stage for the AAUP to vote on censuring Aurora for alleged violations of academic freedom later this spring.