2015 AAUP & CBC In the News

12.28.2015 | The Gazette

Faculty groups at Iowa public universities condemned controversial University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld's comment that unprepared teachers “should be shot” and called on the Board of Regents to “revisit” its decision to hire him.

A statement said, “Mr. Harreld’s crude, off-the-cuff comment makes it clear yet again that the Iowa Board of Regents disserved our students, our colleagues, and the state of Iowa when, through their dishonesty, they selected someone unprepared for the office of university president to lead one of the three universities for which they have a duty of care."

12.24.2015 | Times Union

The AAUP plans to launch an investigation into faculty and program cuts at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY. Faculty members held rallies and protested lack of faculty involvement and adherence to shared governance principles. "Given the importance of the issues raised by the mass layoffs and the evident controversy at Saint Rose regarding faculty participation in the academic prioritization process, we believe that an inquiry by two highly qualified AAUP members from other small church-related institutions would be helpful and may potentially ameliorate, if not resolve, key issues under dispute," the AAUP letter to the college states. .

06.23.2015 | MLive!

EMU professor Howard Bunsis, who serves as the treasurer and spokesman for the EMU-AAUP, said, "We're really hopeful that it'll be a positive negotiation process. We had good negotiations in 2012 and we're hopeful that we can get this done in a timely manner."

05.22.2015 | ABC News

“I believe that today we made a break through,” said Chief Contract Negotiator Brent Graves, “and have a tentatively proposed deal that is a break even for the faculty financially and creates some new processes that will allow the faculty and the administration to work together.”

05.12.2015 | Toledo Blade

Linda Rouillard, vice president of UT’s AAUP chapter, said the faculty approved the contract terms “overwhelmingly.”

05.04.2015 | ABC 10 UP

A sea of red showed up to the Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees meeting this morning. Wearing red was the NMU–AAUP.

04.24.2015 | Upper Michigans Source

Faculty gathered for a rally Thursday marching to the Cohodas building. They were chanting "AAUP, overworked and underpaid."

04.22.2015 | Boston Business Journal

Adjunct professors at Emerson College have ratified a new contract that includes a 30 percent increase in pay for some and more job security.