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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, 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
American Association of University Professors, 2013
The report documents a major breakdown in governance at UVA, focusing on the role of the board of visitors and its rector, Helen Dragas, who initiated the effort to force the president's resignation. It finds that the events at the university resulted from "a failure by those charged with institutional oversight to understand the institution…
Descriptors: Governance, Governing Boards, Administrative Change, College Presidents
American Association of University Professors, 2012
In recent years the rights and responsibilities of students who have disabilities have received considerable attention. Professors routinely accommodate students with a front-row seat in class or extended time on an examination. Faculty members who have disabilities have received far less attention. This report from a subcommittee of Committee A…
Descriptors: Barriers, Legal Problems, Academic Freedom, Disabilities
American Association of University Professors, 2011
This report seeks to confront the contemporary political challenge to the academic community by exploring how free universities contribute to the common good even as they create political tensions between themselves and society that require the protection of academic freedom. At the same time, the report suggests ways that protection may be…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrative Principles, Educational Principles, Academic Standards
Curtis, John W. – American Association of University Professors, 2011
This paper presents the annual report of the American Association of University Professors on the economic status of the profession for 2010-2011. This analysis of the economic status of the faculty begins with results from this year's annual survey of full-time faculty compensation. Survey report table 1 presents the most basic results, while…
Descriptors: Economic Status, College Faculty, Annual Reports, Compensation (Remuneration)
American Association of University Professors, 2011
This paper presents a supplementary report on the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) censure. Placement of the Savannah College of Art and Design on the Association's censure list, by the 1993 annual meeting, followed from the SCAD administration's dismissal of two faculty members without having demonstrated cause, thereby denying them…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Tenure, College Faculty, Civil Rights
Thornton, Saranna – American Association of University Professors, 2010
Rough financial seas had been buffeting many colleges and universities for years before the recession that began in late 2007. Then in mid-September 2008, an economic tsunami crashed into campuses, challenging their ability to provide the accessible, high-quality education necessary to achieve long-term national goals. As the economy weakened at…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Economic Status, College Faculty, Annual Reports
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