2014 AAUP Updates

10.21.2014 | Reclaim Rutgers Day

At Rutgers University, more than 20,000 unionized faculty (AAUP members) and staff are currently in negotiations and working under expired contracts. They have gone at least three years without a raise while the cost of living, particularly health care costs in the state plan, have risen dramatically.

10.17.2014 | Cal State and Faculty Reach Tentative Contract Deal

Congratulations to our brothers and sisters in California on a tentative contract agreement!

 

 

09.24.2014 | Berube to Edit Journal of Academic Freedom

We're pleased to welcome Michael Bérubé, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and the director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, as guest editor for the next volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom.

09.08.2014 | On Trigger Warnings

The AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure's new  report discusses the current threat to academic freedom in the classroom that comes from a demand that teachers provide warnings in advance if assigned material contains anything that might trigger difficult emotional responses for students.

09.05.2014 | Rider Strike Averted

The strike at Rider University has been averted. On October 5, a  tentative agreement was reached and will be recommended by the negotiation team to the membership.

08.29.2014 | AAUP Takes UIUC to Task for Apparent Summary Dismissal

Actions taken against professor Steven Salaita appear to amount to summary dismissal, which is categorically inimical to academic freedom and due process, says a letter sent today to UIUC chancellor Phyllis Wise.

08.18.2014 | Expanded Healthcare for CUNY Adjuncts

This accomplishment assures equitable access to health insurance, which will profoundly affect the lives of dedicated adjuncts, many of whom have been teaching core courses for decades. Qualified CUNY adjuncts will now be able to receive their basic health insurance through the City Health Benefits Program, on an equitable basis with full-time CUNY employees

08.15.2014 | Call for Nominations

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

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