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  • Professors Fight Phantom Federal Budget Cuts

    06/01/2017 9:26:42 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 1, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The professoriate is fighting what it perceives as federal budget cuts to higher education proposed by the Trump Administration. Yet and still, it is difficult to find those cuts in the Trump budget proposals. "We already knew from the Trump administration's initial 'skinny' budget proposal, released in March, that higher education would be on the chopping block," Kelly Hand writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). "The fleshed-out budget proposal released on May 22 details cuts that would have a devastating impact on student aid, the arts and humanities, scientific research, and international...
  • AAUP: U of Missouri Violated Rights of Professor Melissa Click

    05/22/2016 8:56:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 32 replies
    The AAUP has dealt a blow to the University of Missouri by concluding that the firing of Melissa Click violated her rights. The American Association of University Professors said the university’s board of curators, which voted by a 4-2 decision to fire Click after months of controversy regarding her conduct during student protests, “violated basic standards of academic due process.” Click became a household name after a video surfaced showing her blocking a student videographer from filming near a tent city set up on the Missouri campus in November. For more than a week, the tent city had been home...
  • Republican Sighted in Academe!

    09/29/2014 8:17:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 27, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academia is up in arms. The board of trustees at Florida State University (FSU) just named a Republican to be its president. Something called the FSU Progress Coalition just posted its concerns on the Academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP): “Throughout the presidential search process at Florida State University, students were told that their voices were being heard. But really? Who was listening? The media was listening, the nation was listening, FSU alumni, faculty, and staff were listening. But the corporate/political elite, the 11 members of the Board of Trustees that voted for John Thrasher...
  • Star Professors Channel Sixties

    10/24/2011 1:06:54 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 24, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Noted academics seem to view the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations as a means of recapturing the 1960s, particularly if they missed the latter decade on the first go-round. For one thing, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has endorsed them. “The AAUP’s Council and Collective Bargaining Congress endorsed the Occupy movement last week–a move that, judging from the volume and intensity of e-mail responses, evoked strong feelings among our membership,” Gwendolyn Bradley writes on the Academe Blog. “For many reasons–including the fact that student access to higher education is increasingly threatened by mounting costs and loans and the fact...
  • A Tale of Two Ramadans

    04/19/2010 10:51:39 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 166+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 19, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    A Tale of Two Ramadans Bethany Stotts, April 19, 2010 This month academics Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib, previously banned from the country, returned to visit U.S. soil after the U.S. government waived the original justifications for their exclusion. They had been cast by ivory tower academics, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Association of University Professors (AAUP), among others, as victims of “ideological exclusion” under the Bush Administration. “…I know why I was banned from this country. [It] has nothing to do with my ‘terrorist views’ or my view about violence,” argued Ramadan at an April 8...
  • Hugo Chavez & The AAUP

    01/05/2011 5:47:51 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 5, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    It turns out that Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez could have had a much closer relationship with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) if the former head of the AAUP had his druthers. “While admittedly bizarre, Roger Bowen, former general secretary who joined the anti-academic freedom mob in a Wall Street Journal piece seeking the dismissal of University of Colorado Professor Churchill, pursued the purchase of additional office space and suggested seeking external funding from Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez,” Peter Kirstein writes in Illinois Academe. Kirstein is currently the vice-president of the AAUP. When I asked the St. Xavier University...
  • Subsidized Professors Reject Transparency

    10/06/2010 8:59:46 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 6, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Professors dependent on government subsidies in Texas are complaining about a new law there that forces them to let their students know what is in their courses before they are trapped in their classrooms. “When University of Texas at Austin junior Taurie Randermann complained to her boss that her course titled ‘Communication and Religion’ was actually about fringe cults like Wiccans and Heaven’s Gate, she kicked off a major change in how much information Texas colleges and universities provide students about course offerings,” The Education Reporter reported in the September 2010 issue of the newsletter. “Randermann’s boss, Texas Republican State...
  • The American Association of Unprincipled Progressives

    01/19/2009 10:07:25 AM PST · by dbz77 · 1 replies · 199+ views
    TownHall ^ | January 19, 2009 | Mike S. Adams
    Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the 13th General Conference of the National Association of Scholars in Washington, D.C. Among the highlights of the conference was a debate between AAUP President Cary Nelson and NAS President Peter Wood. During the Q & A some of the comments by Nelson made me thankful that I am now a member of the NAS and that I have never been a member of the AAUP. Cary Nelson claims the AAUP shares many of the same goals as the NAS including an atmosphere conducive to open debate on our college campuses. He...
  • Academia's Assault on Intelligent Design

    05/28/2007 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 496 replies · 4,923+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 27,2007 | Ken Connor
    There is evidence for intelligent design in the universe." This does not seem like an especially radical statement; many people believe that God has revealed himself through creation. Such beliefs, however, do not conform to politically correct notions in academia, as Professor Guillermo Gonzalez is learning the hard way. An astronomer at Iowa State University, Professor Gonzalez was recently denied tenure—despite his stellar academic record—and it is increasingly clear he was rejected for one reason: He wrote a book entitled The Privileged Planet which showed that there is evidence for design in the universe.& nbsp; Dr. Gonzalez's case has truly...
  • AAUP Spins Poll Results

    06/20/2006 7:40:37 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 4 replies · 495+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 19, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The American Association of University Professors is trying to spin the results of a poll it conducted to make it look like a ringing repudiation of the Academic Bill of Rights crafted by author and activist David Horowitz. “They do have an instinctive feel and sense that the kind of legislation that Horowitz is advancing is just not acceptable,” AAUP General Secretary Roger Bowen told the Chronicle of Higher Education. What the AAUP is trumpeting is the poll result that shows that about 80 percent of those questioned do not believe that “The government should control what gets taught in...
  • When US bars its door to foreign scholars

    11/22/2005 7:25:22 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 615+ views
    Concern is mounting that the US government is using antiterror laws - namely, the Patriot Act - to revive a now-discredited practice common during the cold war: the prevention of foreign intellectuals who are critical of administration policies from entering the country and sharing their views with Americans. The practice, called ideological exclusion, became illegal in 1990. But a recent lawsuit - brought by the American Association of University Professors, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the PEN American Center under the Freedom of Information Act - is asking the Bush administration to explain its decisions to revoke or deny...
  • WSJ: Congress Wades Into Campus Politics-Republicans Push Right To Ensure 'Dissenting Viewpoints'

    10/04/2005 6:26:30 AM PDT · by OESY · 6 replies · 719+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2005 | JUNE KRONHOLZ
    College campuses can be political hotbeds. And that has some members of Congress thinking they should get involved. Some Republicans are pushing a measure through the House of Representatives meant to ensure that students hear "dissenting viewpoints" in class and are protected from retaliation because of their politics or religion. Colleges say the measure isn't needed, but with Congress providing billions of dollars to higher education, they are worried. The measure's chief promoter, Marxist-turned-conservative activist David Horowitz, says an academic bill of rights will protect students from possible political "hectoring" and discrimination by their professors.... The federal government provides loans...
  • 3 Colleges Censured

    06/25/2005 1:16:56 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 824+ views
    Inside Higher Ed ^ | 6/13/05 | Scott Jaschik
    The American Association of University Professors on Saturday added three colleges to its list of censured institutions, and took two institutions off the list. The net change leaves 47 colleges on the list of colleges “not observing the generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure.” The association voted at its annual meeting to censure Meharry Medical College, the University of the Cumberlands, and Virginia State University. Southern Nazarene and Wingate Universities were voted off the list. In addition, the association condemned recent actions at Benedict College and at the City University of New York. Institutions are placed on the...
  • Academic Witch-Hunt (This time, it's a "racist" professor at Southern Illinois University)

    05/01/2005 9:13:47 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 51 replies · 1,653+ views ^ | April 27, 2005 | Thomas Ryan
    On April 11, Jonathan Bean, a professor of history at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIUC), received the college’s “Outstanding Teacher Award.” But just two days later, Bean became the scourge of the campus, abandoned by teaching assistants and vilified as a purveyor of “racist propaganda.” Behind Bean’s sudden fall from admired academic to campus Enemy Number One was a cabal of eight radical academics in the SIUC history department. Bean's offense was to have assigned as optional reading for his history class a 2001 Frontpagemag report titled “Remembering the Zebra Killings” by James Lubinskas. The class topic was “Civil...
  • Tell Us Who Threatens Columbia

    04/26/2005 1:34:40 PM PDT · by rmlew · 2 replies · 217+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | April 26, 2005 | Martin Kramer
    In Professor Joseph Massad's mid-March statement to the ad hoc committee investigating faculty intimidation of students at Columbia University, he listed the support he'd received from various quarters, including petitions and letters. He then added this: The Middle East Studies Association's Academic Freedom Committee also issued a letter defending my academic freedom, as did the American Association of University Professors, or AAUP, the New York chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, or ACLU, and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. I'd seen all of these missives, with a major exception: the letter from the American Association of University Professors. The AAUP...
  • In Support of Free Speech at DePaul (And in defense of suspended pro-Israel professor Thomas Klocek)

    04/23/2005 4:04:11 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 21 replies · 647+ views
    Petition Online ^ | Arpril 22, 2005
    To: DePaul University Whereas we the undersigned believe that academic institutions have an obligation to promote and encourage the free exchange of diverse ideas and opinions on controversial matters; And whereas, after examining various accounts regarding the circumstances surrounding the unpaid suspension of DePaul Professor Thomas Klocek, we believe that he was punished primarily because of the content of opinions he expressed on a controversial subject; And whereas we believe that his due process rights, including his right to an open, comprehensive hearing on the charges against him, his right to confront his accusers, and his right to academic freedom...
  • Political Intrusions into the Academy

    04/11/2005 12:07:04 PM PDT · by SteveH · 3 replies · 437+ views
    aaup ^ | 3/2005 | aaup
    html> American Association of University Professors Political Intrusions into the Academy In many countries, governments have a larger role in their university affairs than is true of government in the United States. In at least a few other places, the ruling political party controls universities directly, determining the faculty to be hired and promoted, the students to be admitted, the subject matter to be taught, the research to be pursued, and the speakers to be welcomed. In the United States, universities and colleges form an independent sector, accountable to the academic disciplines represented in the institutions, and to the judgments...
  • Conservative students target liberal profs

    12/25/2004 9:34:35 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 2,181+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/25/04 | Justin Pope - AP
    Traditionally, clashes over academic freedom have pitted politicians or administrators against instructors who wanted to express their opinions and teach as they saw fit. But increasingly, it is students who are invoking academic freedom, claiming biased professors are violating their right to a classroom free from indoctrination. For example, at the University of North Carolina, three incoming freshmen sued over a reading assignment they said offended their Christian beliefs. In Colorado and Indiana, a national conservative group publicized student allegations of left-wing bias by professors. Faculty received hate mail and were pictured in mock "wanted" posters; at least one college...
  • The Academic XXXstablishment

    06/18/2004 3:29:14 PM PDT · by Palai · 3 replies · 306+ views
    Campus Report Online ^ | 06/18/04 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Making its break from reality official, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) named as its new chief a college administrator who is famous for sponsoring conferences on sex at a state university. Last year, the AAUP objected when the University of South Florida dismissed a professor that the U.S. government arrested for working with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Additionally, the AAUP has consistently opposed the Academic Bill of Rights constructed by Students for Academic Freedom. “The danger of such guidelines is that they invite diversity to be measured by political standards that diverge from the academic criteria of the...
  • The Professors' Orwellian Case (Horowitz goes medieval on AAUP)

    12/06/2003 12:16:44 AM PST · by bdeaner · 21 replies · 141+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 12/5/03 | David Horowitz
    The American Association of University Professors prides itself on being a guardian of academic freedom. There is a sound historical basis for this pride beginning with its famous report of 1915, which launched the academic freedom tradition. Through the 1970s its Academic Freedom Committee developed principles and guidelines that have been adopted by American universities to protect the intellectual independence of their faculties. As early as the 1915 report, the AAUP also recognized the academic freedom rights of students. However, as a guild organization whose members are professors, it is not surprising that the AAUP has not been so mindful...