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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.

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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.

    Political Interference and Academic Freedom in Florida’s Public Higher Education System.

    Political Interference and Academic Freedom in Florida’s Public Higher Education System.

    In this podcast we discuss the AAUP's special report Political Interference and Academic Freedom in Florida’s Public Higher Education System.  The report offers an in-depth review of a pattern of politically, racially, and ideologically motivated attacks on public higher education in Florida, which have largely occurred during the term of Governor Ron DeSantis.

    The guests are Afshan Jafar, a professor of Sociology at Connecticut College and a co-chair of the special committee, Henry Reichman, professor of history California State University, East Bay, also a co-chair of the committee, and Liz Leininger, a neuroscience professor who was previously affiliated with New College. The program is hosted by Anita Levy, senior program officer in the Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure and Governance.

    Show notes:
    Political Interference and Academic Freedom in Florida’s Public Higher Education SystemAAUP's Statement on Government of Colleges and UniversitiesResources from the AAUP on political interference in higher edThe Administrative Overhaul of New College of Florida, Inside Higher Ed, September 2023

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Equity In Higher Ed after the Affirmative Action Decision

    Equity In Higher Ed after the Affirmative Action Decision

    In this episode, Michaele Turnage Young, a senior counsel at the Legal Defense Fund, discusses this summer’s Supreme Court affirmative action decision and talks about how creating equity in higher ed requires reimagining and reexamining what the education system can do to expand access to higher education. The episode is hosted by Mariah Quinn, AAUP's digital organizer. 

    Show Notes: 
    AAUP resources on diversity in higher educationThe Legal Defense Fund website

    • 29 min
    The Rutgers Strike and the Wall-to-Wall Model

    The Rutgers Strike and the Wall-to-Wall Model

    In this episode, we discuss the unprecedented strike earlier this year at Rutgers University with Todd Wolfson, the president of Rutgers AAUP-AFT. Of the strike and their common good model of organizing, he had this to say: “For 50 years, I’d say public universities have been on the defensive.”  Now, he said, “I think we turned the tables and we moved the ball perceptively in the other direction.” 

    The episode is hosted by Mariah Quinn, AAUP's digital organizer. 
     Episode links: 
    Rutgers AAUP-AFT website"Reclaiming Paul Robeson in the Time of COVID-19," Todd Wolfson and Donna Murch, Academe magazine

    • 29 min
    Academia, Women of Color, and Motherhood: A Conversation with Atia Sattar

    Academia, Women of Color, and Motherhood: A Conversation with Atia Sattar

    In this episode we talk to Atia Sattar, an associate professor (teaching) in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Southern California, about the article she wrote for AAUP’s Academe magazine  entitled “Academic Motherhood and the Unrecognized Labors of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Women of Color.”
    In it,  she wrote,  “while women in higher education often face a career penalty for their struggles with infertility and motherhood, women of color do so within an institutional context that also frequently undervalues them and is dismissive of their abilities.”  Listen to episode for more. 

    The episode is hosted by Mariah Quinn, AAUP's digital organizer. 

    Links: 
    "Academic Motherhood and the Unrecognized Labors of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Women of Color," Academe, Spring 2022Ten simple rules for a mom-friendly Academia

    • 34 min
    Higher Ed After the Affirmative Action Decision

    Higher Ed After the Affirmative Action Decision

    In this episode we examine the changing higher ed landscape after the Supreme Court decision in the case Students for Fair Admissions, INC, v. President and Fellows of Harvard College which effectively ended effectively end race-conscious admissions.

    The guests are Charles Toombs and Risa Lieberwitz. Charles Toombs, a Professor of Africana Studies at San Diego State University and president of the California Faculty Association. He is the immediate past chair of AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. Risa L. Lieberwitz, a professor of labor and employment law in the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She also serves as the General Counsel of the AAUP and is a member of AAUP Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure. The episode is hosted by Mariah Quinn, AAUP's digital organizer.

    Links: 
     Link to the Supreme Court decisionAAUP resources on diversity in higher education Webinar by the AAUP “After Affirmative Action” (member login required)San Diego State University diversity policies

    • 44 min
    The Racial Equity Initiative at the AAUP

    The Racial Equity Initiative at the AAUP

    In this episode we focus on AAUP’s work around racial justice. This is the first in a series of podcasts this season that will examine issues around the fight for greater racial equity in higher education. Tune in to hear our discussion about efforts to restrict teaching about race, the racial equity initiative at the AAUP, and what's ahead. 
    The guest are Irene Mulvey and Glinda Rawls. Irene Mulvey is the president of the AAUP. She  taught mathematics for 40 years, first at Swarthmore College and then Fairfield University in Connecticut. In Fall 2022, she retired as a full professor from Fairfield, and was awarded the title of professor emerita of mathematics. Glinda Rawls is an Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Unit Director at Western Michigan University (WMU), a member of AAUP’s national Council, and the chair of  the AAUP Racial Justice Committee. 
    Additional links: 
    Resources about racial justice  on the AAUP websiteResources about political interference in higher education 

    • 33 min

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