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2016 AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops


The AAUP will hold its shared governance conference and workshops at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, DC, September 30 – October 2, 2016. 70 more words


Why Peter Wood's Attack on the AAUP Is Wrong

Peter Wood at Minding the Campus complains about the AAUP’s unanimous vote to censure the University of Missouri Board of Curators because “the AAUP has yet to find anyone to censure over abuses of Title IX.” What the hell does that mean? 623 more words


MCC Chief of Staff's work leads to removal of AAUP censure

Leaders of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) discussed several topics at the group’s annual June 2016 conference in Washington, D.C. One of the agenda items included the censure imposed on Metropolitan Community College in the 1980’s. 323 more words

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WMU-AAUP on Tenure and Shared Governance

In March I reposted from the WMU-AAUP blog comments delivered to the Western Michigan University (WMU) Board of Trustees by WMU-AAUP President and AAUP national Council member Lisa Minnick.  1,161 more words


On Sanctions and Governing Boards


Yesterday the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article by Peter Schmidt entitled “AAUP Rethinks How It Fights Governing Boards.” In a nutshell, the piece argues that as college and university governing boards, often overseeing multiple state institutions, increasingly overreach and interfere in governance matters best left to faculty and administrators, the AAUP is hamstrung because “its bylaws preclude it from directing sanctions at governing boards, no matter how responsible they might be.”  As Schmidt reports, the AAUP does have the option to censure a governing board for violations of academic freedom, but owing to a quirk of organizational history cannot now impose “sanction” on a board for violations of shared governance. 1,535 more words


Celebrating at Long Last An AAUP Centennial: Its Constitution!


“Yes Virginia, there is a constitution”: an AAUP constitution. While inexplicably not included in the “centennial” edition of the Redbook,  402 more words


CSR Censured by AAUP National

At its annual national conference, the AAUP voted to censure the College of Saint Rose, making plain the erosion of tenure and shared governance at the institution and the damage it has done to our mission. 10 more words