2012 AAUP Updates

03.08.2012 | Faculty at Northern Iowa Fight Unilateral Cuts

Faculty and students at the University of Northern Iowa are protesting academic cuts to programs and departments that have been proposed by the institution's administration. The cuts would result in layoffs, including layoffs of tenured faculty.

03.07.2012 | Rep. Donald Payne, 1934-2012

We are saddened to mark the passing of Rep. Donald Payne of New Jersey, who died of complications from colon cancer on Tuesday, March 6. Rep. Payne was a champion of higher education, and in particular worked hard to protect and expand financial aid programs for students. Because of his work on behalf of higher education, the AAUP presented him with the 2010 Henry Yost award. At the time, we wrote in Academe:

03.07.2012 | Higher Ed Leaders Express Support for Collective Bargaining in Oregon

On behalf of more than 63,000 collectively organized instructional and research employees at flagship and research university systems across the country, thirteen higher education leaders have written a letter supporting the campaign for collective bargaining at the University of Oregon. 

03.05.2012 | Academic Leaders to Testify in Favor of Faculty Collective Bargaining Rights

The AAUP has long held that faculty members and graduate employees at public and private institutions are entitled to choose whether to engage in collective bargaining.

03.02.2012 | Academic Governance Standards Require Faculty Involvement

In response to reports that the University of Northern Iowa administration, without consulting with the faculty, has proposed eliminating academic programs and terminating faculty appointments in areas such as physics, geography, religion, philosophy, and the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, the AAUP today sent a letter urging the administration to follow normative standards of academic governance.

03.02.2012 | New Website Survey

The Association is planning to redesign our website this year. The redesigned site will reflect our anticipated restructuring into three related entities (a professional organization, a union, and a foundation). And, we hope, it will make our many resources easier to find and use!

02.03.2012 | Historic Michigan Campaign Under Way

 A victory for this high profile group of academic employees would be a victory for every cohort of unrepresented research assistants across the country.

02.02.2012 | AAUP Statement on Indiana Right-to-Work Law

The AAUP stands behind the right of all employee groups to decide for themselves whether to bargain collectively. 

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