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India, Free Speech and Academic Freedom

One of the most disheartening events of this past summer on the Academe blog was the rise of invective in the comments that started with our posting of… 1,037 more words


"The Greatest Threat to Campus Free Speech"

Last week the AAUP and the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA) issued a statement protesting remarks made by University of California Regent Richard Blum, which threatened negative political consequences for the University if it did not approve a policy on alleged anti-semitic speech acceptable to him and his wife, U.S. 1,530 more words


CFA and PSC Fighting for Faculty

Two AAUP/AAUP-CBC affiliates — the California Faculty Association (CFA), which represents over 23,000 faculty members in the 23-campus California State University (CSU), and the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), which represents more than 25,000 faculty and staff at the City University of New York (CUNY) and the CUNY Research Foundation — are engaged in protracted contract battles which highlight challenges facing faculty members throughout the country. 1,555 more words


Professionalism and Unionism: Academic Freedom, Collective Bargaining, and the American Association of University Professors

Not too long ago I was on a panel about academic freedom at the University of California, Davis, with Robert Post, Dean of Yale Law School, former AAUP General Counsel and Committee A Chair, and co-author (with Matthew Finkin) of… 590 more words


Outrageous moves to foster runaway salaries for administrators

Michael Behrent, the president of the Appalachian State University chapter of the AAUP, and John Steen, Program Coordinator of Scholars for North Carolina’s Future (with contribution from Jim Carmichael, professor at UNC Greensboro and president of the AAUP’s North Carolina Conference) have an op-ed today in  406 more words


Next Meeting: Oct 2

Dear Colleagues, please join us for the next FASTR/AAUP meeting on Friday October 2nd 2:30-4pm in Standish rooms A&B.

Folks from Sage will join us, we will hear from SEIU, there will be cards available for signing, and we will discuss the AAUP conference and an on-campus presentation by NYS AAUP Executive Director Tom Policano. 11 more words


"Don't give them choices. Tell them what the hell to do!"

A stirring quote from our old friend Bill Hammond, head of the Texas Association of Business. Here’s more from the TCCTA Blog:


“Don’t Give Them Choices” 373 more words