Letter to the Editor in The Chronicle

The current issue of The Chronicle contains a letter to the editor signed by UVa’s own Siva Vaidhyanathan regarding his and his colleagues’ support for Melissa Click who was fired at the University of Missouri:

“Why We are Going Public with Our Support of Melissa Click.” Read here.

 

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Union Elections at Duke

“Non-Tenure-Track Professors at Duke Move to Hold a Union Election.” by Samantha Lachman.  Read here.

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Take Aim at Tenure and Shared Governance

Our alert member, Judith Reagan, noticed this important article in The Chronicle.

https://shar.es/12HeMG

Such stories remind us of the importance of our membership in the AAUP which is one organization nationally fighting against these incursions.

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WINA Interview

John Alexander was interviewed by Les Sinclair on WINA:

http://wina.com/podcasts/john-alexander/

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Op Ed in Daily Progress

The Executive Committee of the UVa Chapter of the AAUP has published an OpEd in the Daily Progress reflecting on what we have collectively learned and what progress is still needed two years after the ouster: http://bit.ly/2YearsAfterOuster

Sunday, July 13, 2014.

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AAUP National Update on UVa

The AAUP National site has posted this update on positive developments at UVa:

http://bit.ly/PositiveDevelopmentsatUVa

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The Coup that Failed

Talbot Brewer, Chair of the Department of Philosophy at UVa, has just published this thoughtful reflection on the ouster:

http://bit.ly/CoupThatFailed

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UVa AAUP Chapter Calls for Shared Governance

Published as the top story in the Daily Progress, 7/9/14:

http://bit.ly/DailyProgressCoversAAUP

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New Officers Installed

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Norton, norton@virginia.edu

American Association of University Professors, UVa Chapter:

Elects New Officers

 

Charlottesville VA-June 30, 2014- Following its annual election, the UVa Chapter of the AAUP (American Association of University Professors) installs a new set of officers on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

The UVa Chapter of AAUP has completed its second academic year since re-organizing in response to the ouster of UVa’s President by the Board of Visitors in the summer of 2012. In the spring of 2014, the chapter conducted elections as specified in its by-laws.

For 2014-15, the members of the Executive Committee of the UVa Chapter of the AAUP include:

President:                            Peter Norton, Engineering

Vice President:                    John Alexander, SHANTI

Secretary-Treasurer:         Chip Tucker, Arts & Sciences

At Large:                                Jeanine Braithwaite, Batten

At Large:                                Victor Luftig, Arts & Sciences

Past President:                     Walt Heinecke, Curry

According to the bylaws, the UVa Chapter of the AAUP exists to advocate for shared governance and academic freedom. All faculty at UVa (including tenured, non-tenured, emeritus and non-tenure track) are encouraged to join by going to:

http://www.aaup.org/membership/join

 

Contact: John Alexander

Email: john@virginia.edu

Phone: 434.243.6619

Web: http://bit.ly/AAUPatUVa

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Rudy Fichtenbaum’s Talk

The video of the talk by Rudy Fichtenbaum, National President of the AAUP is here.

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