2017 AAUP Updates

05.26.2017 | A Damaging Budget Proposal

Cutting education funding to pay for tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations, as proposed by the Trump administration, is grotesque.

05.18.2017 | Sternberg Award Goes to Zipp

John Zipp of the University of Akron AAUP chapter is the recipient of this year's Marilyn Sternberg Award. The award is given annually to the AAUP member who “best demonstrates concern for human rights, courage, persistence, political foresight, imagination, and collective bargaining skills.”

05.16.2017 | Pledge to Support Rider AAUP on Picket Line Fall 2017

Click here to stand with students of Rider, Westminster Choir College (NJ, USA) and other colleges and public schools, alumni, family, community members, members of labor unions in the area and others supporting Rider AAUP in their fight for a fair contract.

05.11.2017 | Legislation on Free Speech

Legislation has recently cropped up in several states that addresses issues related to campus free speech. The AAUP strongly supports freedom of expression on campus and the rights of faculty and students to invite speakers of their choosing. We oppose, however, any legislation that interferes with institutional autonomy.

05.05.2017 | Better Prospects for Unemployment Compensation

New guidance from the Department of Labor heightens the potential for faculty on contingent appointments to get unemployment compensation over breaks between semesters.

05.04.2017 | Awards Go to Outstanding Faculty Activists

Susan Fountain (CUNY School of Professional Studies) will be awarded the AAUP’s Georgina M. Smith Award on June 17 at the AAUP's annual conference. The award is presented to a person who has provided exceptional leadership in a given year in improving the status of academic women or in academic collective bargaining and through that work has improved the profession in general. Charlie Baker (College of the Holy Cross) will be awarded the AAUP’s Outstanding Achievement Award, presented for outstanding chapter- or conference-level work in advancing academic freedom or shared governance; promoting the economic security of academics; helping the higher education community organize; or ensuring higher education's contribution to the common good.

04.19.2017 | AAUP Supports College For All Act

The AAUP endorsed the College for All Act, introduced this month by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, which would make four-year public college free for families making less than $125,000 and make community college free for all. The College for All Act restores the promise that higher education is an accessible public good, not a privilege for the wealthy few.

04.19.2017 | No Confidence in Rider President

By a majority vote of 75 percent, the Rider University faculty has passed a no-confidence vote against university president Gregory Dell'Omo and his financial team.

The vote was prompted by Dell’Omo’s decision to institute program cuts and layoffs of tenured faculty just weeks after taking office in 2015 and by his refusal to seriously negotiate with the faculty union.