2012 AAUP Updates

12.19.2012 | Introducing the New, Restructured AAUP

As of January 1, 2013, the AAUP has reorganized into three interlocked entities under one umbrella. This change will better align our legal status with our evolving activities, our changing membership, and our ambitious aims for future programs and services.

12.12.2012 | New Draft Statement on Confidentiality

This statement argues that requiring faculty members to sign confidentiality agreements as a requirement to serve on university committees is in most cases inconsistent with widely accepted standards of shared governance and with the concept of serving as a representative.

11.29.2012 | Help Fight "Pathways" at CUNY

Please sign this national petition calling for a moratorium on the implementation of Pathways at CUNY.  The “reform” agenda that brought relentless testing and widespread privatization to K-12 schools has surfaced in higher education.  

11.05.2012 | University of Northern Iowa President Endangered Professor

University of Northern Iowa president Benjamin Allen appeared to engage in retaliation when he made prejudicial and inflammatory statements about a professor to the media, AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum charges.

11.05.2012 | 2012 Shared Governance Conference

The AAUP held its annual Shared Governance Conference from October 26 through 28, 2012.

10.10.2012 | A Warm Welcome to Our Wright State Colleagues

Non-tenure-track full-time faculty at Wright State today voted overwhelmingly to be represented in collective bargaining by a local AAUP chapter.

09.27.2012 | AAUP Concerns Over Pathways Rekindled

The AAUP sent a letter to CUNY Chancellor Goldstein expressing concerns over an e-mail message from Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Karen Steele threatening sweeping reprisals against the English department following its rejection of proposed curricular changes relating to the teaching of composition courses mandated under the Pathways initiative.

09.26.2012 | AAUP Welcomes New Editor for Journal of Academic Freedom

Ashley Dawson, a professor of English at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, has been named the editor of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom