2019 AAUP Updates

04.10.2019 | Full-Time Faculty Salaries Barely Outpace Inflation for Third Consecutive Year

The results of the AAUP's annual Faculty Compensation Survey show that, on average, salaries for full-time faculty members at US colleges and universities are 2 percent higher in 2018-19 than they were in the preceding academic year. The third successive year that increases in average full-time faculty salaries have barely outpaced inflation.

04.01.2019 | June Vote on Changes to AAUP Organizational Structure

The AAUP Council and the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress Executive Committee met March 29–30 and overwhelmingly approved detailed draft revisions to governing documents and other policies that will streamline our shared organizational structure if approved by the AAUP annual meeting and AAUP-CBC regular meeting in June 2019.

03.21.2019 | Response To President Trump's Executive Order On Denial of Research Funds

A response from Julie Schmid, AAUP executive director, on President Trump's executive order that would deny federal research funds to colleges and universities that do not "support free speech."

03.20.2019 | Hewlett Foundation Support for Committee A

The AAUP Foundation received a $150,000 three-year grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to fund costs associated with fall meetings and reports for the AAUP’s standing Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

03.07.2019 | Statement on President Trump’s Proposed Denial of Research Funds

After President Trump announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying federal research funds to colleges and universities that do not "support free speech," the AAUP and eleven other groups issued a statement, calling it a dangerous solution to a largely nonexistent problem.

03.07.2019 | Report Finds Partisan Ideology and Political Ambition Motivated Changes at Maricopa Community Colleges

The AAUP released a governance investigation report about the Maricopa Community Colleges district governing board’s decisions to repeal the entire faculty manual, put restrictions on the faculty’s participation in institutional decision making, and terminate a “meet-and-confer” process. Investigators found evidence which strongly suggests that the board’s intervention was an engineered performance of political theater motivated by partisan ideology.

03.04.2019 | Support for Oakland Teachers

The Executive Committee of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress sent a letter of support for striking teachers to the Oakland, California, schools superintendent on March 1. Teachers returned to work March 4 after coming to an agreement with the district.

02.13.2019 | University of New Mexico Faculty Petition for Union Election

A clear majority of faculty at the University of New Mexico have declared their support for unionization in an official election petition filed today with the UNM Labor Management Relations Board. The UNM bargaining unit, comprising more than 1,600 full- and part-time faculty on five campuses has organized under the banner of United Academics of the University of New Mexico which is affiliated nationally with AAUP and the American Federation of Teachers.

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