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March 2014

Academic Freedom and the IRB

Out this week from the AAUP is a new report, Regulation of Research on Human Subjects: Academic Freedom and the Institutional Review Board. (

This is the third report the AAUP has issued on the tensions between preservation of academic freedom and the protection of human participants in research through the establishment of institutional […]

Contingent Appointments and Governance


A report just out from the AAUP (http://www.aaup. org/ AAUP/newsroom/ 2012webhighlight/congovreport .htm) examines the current state of affairs in academia that couples a steadily rising proportion of faculty in contingent appointments with a system in which such faculty are only sometimes included in governance structures. Th report makes recommendations for the inclusion of […]

AAUP Announces Annual Governance Conference


AAUP will hold its annual governance conference in October, and is now accepting presentation proposals on topics relating to governance.

The conference will take place at the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel in Washington, DC, October 26–28, 2012. In addition to presentations, the AAUP conference will once again include a series of […]

Survey of Contingent Faculty

Today (June 20), the Coalition on the Academic Workforce, of which the AAUP is a member, released the results of its highly anticipated survey of contingent faculty. The survey, which received nearly 30,000 responses, provides a detailed look at the working conditions associated with contingent faculty appointments—an appointment type that now constitutes the majority […]