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Respect Part-Time Lecturers!

Below is a poster produced by the Rutgers University AAUP-AFT: 


Red Soybeans

By Andrew Scheinman

The fallout at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) continues unabated: the Chancellor and Provost have both “stepped down,” and Steven Salaita’s legal team’s added destruction of evidence claims to their lawsuit. 779 more words

Academic Freedom

"Pretendure" in Wisconsin

Chuck Rybak posted “UW Struggle: Scrap the Tenure File Edition” yesterday on his blog. It’s worth reading, especially since what is happening in Wisconsin could easily happen elsewhere–and probably will, soon. 254 more words

Academic Freedom

Fortyone heads of departments and programs at the U of Illinois call for the reinstatement of Steven Salaita

Fortyone chairs, heads, and directors of campus units are calling on President Killeen and Interim Chancellor Wilson to

recommend to the Board of Trustees that they reverse their previous decision and reinstate Dr.

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Shared Governance

41 Executive Officers at UIUC Call for the Reinstatement of Steven Salaita

August 23, 2015

Dear President Killeen and Acting Chancellor Wilson,

We the forty-one undersigned Executive Officers and campus leaders from departments and academic units across the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign urge you to help end the crisis that has plagued our university for more than a year. 615 more words

Academic Freedom

Adjuncts and Contingent Hires: Do Not Force Them Apart

A bit more than a decade ago, I took on my first full-time higher-ed teaching job in the US. I had taught as an adjunct at a number of different schools over the years and I thought this would be a real step up. 1,332 more words


AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute in Pictures

Nearly three hundred academic activists convened at the University of Denver July 23–26 for the 2015 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute. An intensive series of workshops and seminars prepared participants to organize their colleagues, stand up for academic freedom, and advocate for research and teaching as the core priorities of higher education. 45 more words