2013 AAUP & CBC In the News

12.26.2013 | The Atlantic

“We all want to have more students graduate and graduate in a more timely manner,” says Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the American Association of University Professors. “The question is, do you do this by lowering your standards?”

12.23.2013 | LJWorld.com

"Another public letter, issued by the Kansas conference of the American Association of University Professors, also called on the regents to immediately withdraw the policy 'before any more reputational damage is done to the state's otherwise excellent regents institutions.'"

10.25.2013 | Inside Higher Ed

"Hopefully, the rest of them with read up on the Penn State disaster before they make the same kind of mistakes” in implementing wellness plans, said Brian Curran, professor of art history at Penn State and president of the American Association of University Professors advocacy chapter.

10.05.2013 | Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

AAUP-CBC chair Howard Bunsis' speech is called "Our University at the Crossroads: Finances, Budgets, and the Faculty."

08.07.2013 | Providence Journal

Frank Annunziato, executive director of the URI-AAUP, a 700-person faculty union, said, "We claimed they had welshed on the agreement. We said that constitutes an unfair labor practice."

07.10.2013 | Fox News

About a hiring that appears to pit professional competence against academic freedom, the AAUP's Bob Kreiser said, "He has the freedom to carry out the research that he judges to be appropriate, but his colleagues have the freedom as well, and indeed the responsibility, to assess his research in terms of norms of the profession."

06.29.2013 | Toledo Blade

Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals sided with an earlier ruling to uphold the arbitrator's decision, which stated the UT administration violated its contract with the union when it failed to consult the Faculty Senate about a plan to reorganize academic colleges.

05.16.2013 | NWLabor.org

“One of the strangest parts of this,” AAUP member Bill Harbaugh told the Labor Press, “is that not only is the university administration paying the lawyers to do the negotiating, but because my blog makes the lawyers look bad, the lawyers are now paying consultants to try to make the lawyers look good.”