A new podcast by the American Association of University Professors on issues related to academic freedom, shared governance, and higher education. Visit aaup.org for more news and information.
AAUP Presents: A conversation with AAUP president Irene Mulvey
We're joined on the podcast by Irene Mulvey, a professor of mathematics at Fairfield University and the AAUP’s current president. We'll cover the AAUP's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, current fights to protect academic freedom and shared governance, and plans for a new deal for higher education.
AAUP's COVID-19 resourcesSpecial report on COVID-19 and Academic GovernanceCoverage of the University of Florida and the fight over academic freedom University of Georgia system under investigationSpecial Committee to Report on Structural Racism and Violations of Shared Governance at UNCNew Deal for Higher Education websiteAs always, check out our website aaup.org for news, resources, and links to join the AAUP.
AAUP Presents: The Annual Report of the Economic Status of the Profession and Institutional Debt
This podcast focuses on the 2020-2021 Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, which presents findings from the AAUP’s annual Faculty Compensation Survey, as well as taking a deeper dive into the issue of institutional debt, which is covered in a special section of the report. This annual report outlines how years of unstable funding, combined with the impacts of the COVID‑19 pandemic, have created an existential threat to shared governance and academic freedom in higher education that severely weakens our nation’s ability to effectively educate our communities.
The guests are Glenn Colby and Eleni Schirmer. Glenn is the senior researcher at the national office of the AAUP. Eleni is a research associate on UCLA’s Initiative for the Future of Finance, which is part of the Institute on Inequality and Democracy. The episode is hosted by Mariah Quinn, the AAUP's senior program officer for digital organizing and chapter services.
The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2020-21Faculty Compensation Survey Results ToolIt's Not Just Students Who Are Drowning in Debt -- The NationDebt Reveal ToolkitFollow the AAUP on Facebook and Twitter.
AAUP Presents: Shared Governance
This podcast focuses on shared governance in higher ed. The AAUP released three reports this year looking at data collected from our national shared governance survey. The reports looked at the impact of the pandemic on shared governance, the demographics of senate chairs and governance structures, and faculty roles in decision-making.
We’ll be discussing those reports and more, as well as discussing the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on shared governance. This podcast features guests Joerg Tiede and Michael DeCesare. Joerg is the director of research at the AAUP, who conducts survey research on academic freedom, tenure, and governance. He has also written on the history of the AAUP and the development of academic freedom, tenure, and governance in the United States. Mike until recently chaired the AAUP’s Committee on College and University Governance. He is professor of sociology at Merrimack College and a consultant with AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Shared Governance. The episode is hosted by Mariah Quinn, AAUP's senior program officer for digital organizing and chapter services.
Survey Data on the Impact of the Pandemic on Shared GovernanceFindings on Demographics of Senate Chairs and Governance StructuresFindings on Faculty Roles by Decision-Making AreasSpecial Report: COVID-19 and Academic GovernanceAAUP's Shared Governance Assessment ToolStatement on Government of Colleges and UniversitiesFollow the AAUP on Facebook and Twitter.