2011 AAUP Updates

06.16.2011 | The AAUP Congratulates Our Chapters and Conferences

In order to encourage and recognize membership growth in AAUP chapters and state conferences, the national AAUP announced that it would award travel scholarships to the conferences and chapters who had the highest numbers of new members (both in absolute numbers and as a percentage of the total faculty). 

06.15.2011 | "We Are Ohio” Gathers Record Number of Signatures

7/22 Update: Yesterday, the Ohio Secretary of State announced that the repeal of SB 5 will be on the ballot in November. More than 900,000 signatures were validated from all 88 counties.

06.01.2011 | Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education

The AAUP will host its Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education on June 8-12 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Panels providing a faculty perspective on critical issues in higher education will run all day Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11.  The conference will also include special AAUP-sponsored workshops.

04.29.2011 | New Faculty Union in Illinois

University of Illinois Chicago becomes the first large public research university to unionize in Illinois history

04.28.2011 | Labor Studies Faculty Targeted

5/12/11 Update: University of Missouri St. Louis Chancellor Thomas George and Provost Glen Cope issued a statement declaring that adjunct professor Don Giljum remains eligible to teach at UMSL. 

04.20.2011 | Cary Nelson and Kenneth Stern Pen Open Letter on Campus Antisemitism

On April 20, 2011, AAUP president Cary Nelson and Kenneth Stern of the American Jewish Committee published an open letter on the topic of campus antisemitism, and especially how it related to Title VI regulations about discrimination in federally funded programs. The letter was written in response to several recent allegations of antisemitism at campuses around the country.

04.16.2011 | AAUP Elects National Council Members and ASC Chair

The AAUP elected thirteen members to its national Council and a chair for the Assemlby of State Conferences.

04.11.2011 | “It's Not Over Yet”

 It’s Not Over Yet: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2010–11 is now available.