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American Association of University Professors, 2021
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other Black people and other individuals by police, large-scale protests calling for an end to systemic racism and for the defunding of police departments, and police violence and brutality in response to those protests, the American Association of University Professors…
Descriptors: Police, School Security, Colleges, Racial Discrimination
American Association of University Professors, 2021
This report is an investigation into the crisis in academic governance that has occurred in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many institutions faced dire challenges in the 2020-21 academic year; for some, the pandemic exacerbated long-festering conditions. It was found that, at other institutions, governing boards and administrations…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, College Administration, Governance
American Association of University Professors, 2020
This report, prepared by the Association's staff, concerns the case of Dr. Jane Harty, a part-time faculty member with forty years of service in the Department of Music at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). In November 2018, Dr. Harty was suspended from her teaching responsibilities for the remainder of her one-year contract and informed that she…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Universities, Part Time Faculty, Music Education
American Association of University Professors, 2020
"Knowledge," as Francis Bacon observed in 1597 at the dawn of the modern era, "is power." Without knowledge no nation can govern its economy, manage its environment, sustain its public health, produce goods or services, understand its own history, or enable its citizens to understand the circumstances in which they live.…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Higher Education, College Role, Academic Freedom
Tiede, Hans-Joerg – American Association of University Professors, 2020
A central goal of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to protect academic freedom, tenure, and due process by assisting faculty governance bodies and AAUP chapters in their efforts to incorporate AAUP-recommended policies in faculty handbooks and collective bargaining agreements. This report provides a statistical analysis…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Compliance (Legal)
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
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