ERIC Number: ED207458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-13
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors (67th, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., June 12-13, 1981).
Membership, finances, general fund budgets, collective bargaining, state conferences, the Equal Rights Amendment, public school science, salaries, censure, the Moynihan award, and the Reagan budget cuts were addressed at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). The Reagan Administration's proposed budget cuts are condemned for jeopardizing equal opportunity and access to education. Active AAUP membership as of June ll, 1981, totaled 66,774, an increase of 9,612 since January 1981. The AAUP budget moved from a large deficit in 1979 to a surplus in 1980, and a surplus is projected for 1981. AAUP chapters at 57 institutions consisting of 104 campuses, hold collective bargaining rights. The association's chief targets for winning bargaining elections in the coming year are the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota with more than 2,200 faculty, and the 19-campus California State College and Universities System with some 21,000 faculty. The 44-member assembly of state conferences criticized the difficulty of enrolling younger faculty members due to competition from the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. The assembly succeeded in establishing a reduced membership fee for nontenured faculty for the first two years of academic employment. The AAUP unanimously adopted a resolution calling on state governments to reject "creation-science" legislation that requires "balanced treatment" of "creation-science" and evolution in public schools. AAUP statistics show that the average salary of instructional personnel from universities to two-year colleges for 1980 to 1981 was $23,650. (CC)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Creationism, Educational Finance, Higher Education, Professional Associations, Science Curriculum, Teacher Salaries, Two Year Colleges, Universities
National Education Association, 1201 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.