2017 AAUP & CBC In the News

11.09.2017 | WDTN-TV

Workers in the AAUP's Wright State University faculty union unanimously voted to adopt an amendment creating the option to call for a strike if a deal on a contract is not reached with the school’s administration. AAUP-WSU president Martin Kich said before this week, there was no reason for a procedure to exist, and it remains a last resort.

11.08.2017 | Chronicle of Higher Education

AAUP governing Council member Jonathan Rees discusses social media harassment and academic freedom. 

11.07.2017 | Inside Higher Ed

Dana Cloud, one of many professors targeted by right-wing groups and harassed online, encourages faculty to get organized, joining with the AAUP and faculty unions, as well as other field-specific, national and international organizations and national and international organizations.

11.02.2017 | Planet Princeton

Faculty at Westminster Choir College joined together Thursday to express their frustrations after receiving layoff notices from Rider University in the midst of the school’s negotiations with an unnamed third-party buyer to take over the Princeton campus next year.

10.31.2017 | Oakland Post

After a yearlong arbitration between Oakland University and the Oakland University Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (OU-AAUP), the arbitrator reviewed a grievance filed by OU-AAUP and awarded the OU-AAUP as the winning party. “This grievance was ultimately about respecting an employee,” said Kenneth Mitton, immediate past president of the OU-AAUP and associate professor biomedical sciences.

10.30.2017 | Roanoke Times

Amid criticism from faculty, Virginia Tech Provost Thanassis Rikakis is resigning to accept a university role as Presidential Fellow for Academic Innovation and as a tenured professor, the school announced Monday. The local AAUP chapter was one strong critic. They conducted a survey that concluded, “Faculty confidence in the provost’s leadership has reached an alarmingly low point. This negatively impacts morale, motivation, and retention efforts.”

10.27.2017 | The Scientist

In a formal election, the University of Chicago graduate workers affirmed Graduate Students United (GSU) as their collective union. This outcome “means that a strong majority of the students want a say in decisions on campus,” says Daniela Palmer, a sixth year University of Chicago evolutionary biology graduate student, Legally, [it] means that we now have the power to bargain collectively in good faith with the university.” AAUP-CBC chair Paul Davis said, "It should be a message to graduate students everywhere that it is possible."

10.26.2017 | Daily Campus

As the nationwide observation of Campus Equity Week begins, the UConn-AAUP works to raise awareness about the working conditions of adjunct faculty members.