AAUP Says Israel Critic’s Case Will Hinge on Details of Job Revocation

August 08, 2014 / Phil Lesch

Whether the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign violated the academic-freedom rights of Steven G. Salaita, an Israel critic denied a job there, is likely to depend on whether campus administrators had previously made Mr. Salaita a formal job offer and whether his tweeted views on Israel were the reason they revoked it read more >


Tentative Agreement on New Ranks August 6th, 2014

August 07, 2014 / Phil Lesch

On behalf of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Team, I’m pleased to announce that we reached agreement with PSU administration over salaries for the new Non-Tenure Track Faculty ranks as well as the procedures for re-ranking procedures. read more >


Don’t Leave Chants to Chance

August 06, 2014 / Phil Lesch

Good chants matter. They’re sound bites, which is what the media seeks, so they can really get your message across. And when chants work, they express and embody collective power—so they help make your action work, too. read more >


No More ‘Collective Begging’

August 05, 2014 / Phil Lesch

At gathering of adjunct leaders, they are urged to strike for better pay and job security – regardless of whether the law permits them to do so. read more >


An AAUP Target Turns the Tables

August 05, 2014 / Phil Lesch

The association plans to investigate tenure practices at the U. of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The center responds: First, explain your authority. read more >


Get a Degree at Starbucks

August 04, 2014 / Phil Lesch

When Starbucks announced it would help employees get four-year degrees, media praised the company’s altruism. Few looked at the fine print read more >

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