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American Association of University Professors, 2019
This report concerns actions taken in spring 2018 by the administration of Nunez Community College to terminate the services of Professor Richard Schmitt following his twenty-second year on the faculty. These actions were taken in apparent violation of his academic freedom and without affordance of the protections of academic due process to which…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Tenure, Community Colleges, College Faculty
American Association of University Professors, 2019
This report concerns issues of academic governance stemming from the actions of the governing board of the Maricopa County Community College District to terminate the "meet-and-confer" provision of the residential faculty policies manual and to mandate the later repeal of the entire manual. For four decades, the faculty and…
Descriptors: Governance, Community Colleges, College Faculty, Educational Policy
American Association of University Professors, 2019
This report concerns issues of academic governance stemming from the actions taken in spring 2018 by the administration of the Vermont Law School to "restructure" the law school's faculty by lowering salaries, reducing the number of full-time positions, and eliminating the tenured status of fourteen of the nineteen tenured faculty…
Descriptors: Governance, College Administration, Law Schools, College Faculty
American Association of University Professors, 2018
St. Edward's University is a private, four-year institution affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church that traces its beginnings to 1877, when the Congregation of Holy Cross, an order of French missionaries, founded St. Edward's Academy on farmland south of Austin, Texas. St. Edward's received its charter as a college in 1885 and as a university…
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Church Related Colleges, Catholic Educators, College Faculty
American Association of University Professors, 2018
Claiming that free speech is dying on American campuses, a conservative think tank has led an effort to push states to adopt a model bill that, in the name of defending campus free speech, risks undermining it. This report seeks to understand the context and content of the "campus free-speech" movement, to track its influence within…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Educational History, Educational Legislation, State Legislation
American Association of University Professors, 2018
This report concerns actions taken by the administration of University of Nebraska-Lincoln to suspend lecturer, Courtney Lawton from her teaching responsibilities--initially, for stated safety concerns. Lawton is a sixth-year doctoral student with a part-time appointment as lecturer for the 2017-18 academic year. She received threats after a video…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Tenure, College Faculty, Teacher Dismissal
American Association of University Professors, 2017
This report concerns actions taken by the administration of Spalding University to terminate the appointment of tenured professor of social work Erlene Grise-Owens after she criticized the administration's handling of an incident involving a student who brought a gun to a campus parking lot. The social work school's chair immediately alerted…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Tenure, College Faculty, Teacher Dismissal
American Association of University Professors, 2017
This report concerns actions taken by the administration of the Community College of Aurora, during the fourth week of the fall 2016 semester, to terminate the appointment of part-time instructor of philosophy, Nathanial Bork, without affordance of academic due process. Mr. Bork was dismissed after conveying his intention to send to the college's…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Tenure, Community Colleges, College Faculty
American Association of University Professors, 2016
This report, an evaluation of the history and current uses of Title IX, is the result of a joint effort by a subcommittee that included members of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure and the Committee on Women in the Academic Profession. The report identifies tensions between current interpretations of Title IX and the academic…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Gender Discrimination
American Association of University Professors, 2015
Union County College is a public, two-year college in Union County, New Jersey, with a main campus in Cranford and additional campuses in Elizabeth, Plainfield, and Scotch Plains. Founded in 1933, it is the oldest community college in New Jersey. It has been accredited since 1957 by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States…
Descriptors: Governance, College Administration, Community Colleges, College Faculty
American Association of University Professors, 2015
This report describes departures from shared governance standards in the hiring of new University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld, appointed by the Iowa Board of Regents in spite of overwhelming objections from faculty. The investigation found that in contrast to historical practice at the university, which had been to involve faculty fully in…
Descriptors: College Administration, Governance, Governing Boards, College Presidents
American Association of University Professors, 2014
The management of university-generated intellectual property is complex and carries significant consequences for those involved in direct negotiations (faculty inventors, companies, university administrators, attorneys, and invention-management agents) as well as those who may be affected (competing companies, the public, patients, and the wider…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Teacher Associations, Research and Development, Standard Setting
Tiede, Hans-Joerg; Gerber, Larry G.; Turkel, Gerald M.; Kreiser, B. Robert – American Association of University Professors, 2014
This article presents a statement prepared by a subcommittee of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) regarding best practices for communication between college faculty and governing boards of colleges. Based on a consideration of relevant AAUP documents and in view of the current climate in higher education, this statement…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Best Practices, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Organizational Communication
American Association of University Professors, 2014
Tensions over faculty control of the fruits of their scholarship have been slowly building since the 1980s, but they have also intensified since late 2011. There have long been differences of opinion over ownership of patentable inventions, but over the last two years a number of universities have categorically asserted that they own these…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Intellectual Property, College Faculty, Court Litigation
American Association of University Professors, 2013
This report argues that requiring faculty members to sign confidentiality agreements as a requirement to serve on university committees is in most cases inconsistent with widely accepted standards of shared governance and with the concept of serving as a representative. This argument does not apply to faculty serving on promotion and tenure…
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Teacher Participation, Governance, College Administration
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