The purpose of this association is to promote the interests of the Field Staff through training, development and networking; to share ideas relative to collective bargaining and chapter/conference development; and to promote the ideals of the AAUP.


Caryl Schiff-Greatorex, Chair

Steve Finner, Vice Chair

Deborah Herman, Secretary

Scott Barns, Treasurer

Ellen Benson, Information Coordinator


AAUP letter to SC legislators urges them to reject proposal to close SCSU, the state’s only publicly funded HBI bit.ly/1BEd2ar

AAUP members: If you missed our Redbook webinar, you can get the video and recordings in a few days @ aaup.org/webinars (login req’d)

All statements discussed in today’s webinar are in the newly updated Redbook. Ordering info: bit.ly/1waSLqq.

All Redbook statements are available on the AAUP website (member login req’d for some) bit.ly/1zVc3hD.

For dismissal for cause, the AAUP has detailed recommended procedural standards that require a hearing before an elected faculty committee.

For nonreappointment & non-renewal, the AAUP recommends notice standards.

The primary rationale for tenure is that it protects academic freedom.

Tenure—“An indefinite appointment terminable only for cause or due to program discontinuance or financial exigency.”

Foundational Redbook statement: 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure-- bit.ly/1wJL2gA.

"The promotion of principles of academic freedom requires work at the local level. Every chapter and conference should have a Committee A.”

Webinars are a member benefit—upcoming topics include reading fac handbooks, campus organizing

Today’s webinar presenters are Hans-Joerg Tiede, Illinois Wesleyan University & member of Comm. A; and Donna Young, AAUP staff member & atty

Starting now—AAUP Redbook webinar, 1st in our series on doing state & chapter Committee A work.

A member of our Texas conference with the newly updated AAUP Redbook: facebook.com/11683959176021…

AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom welcomes submissions for its next issue. Deadline is March 15. Learn more at bit.ly/1AiC7Y5.

Greatly disappointing news from North Carolina as board votes to kill law school poverty center: hosted2.ap.org/NCCLI/c20f8272…

AAUP prez: US higher ed transforming from high quality, accessible system to one serving corporate interests. theeuropean-magazine.com/rudy-fichtenba…

Another case under review post Pacific Lutheran: NLRB Orders Review of Faculty-Unionization Case at Point Park U chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/n…

Adjuncts deem National Walkout Day a success @insidehighered bit.ly/1DtKbos

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