AAUP expresses concern and course of action regarding S-19.

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Wed, 11/06/2019 - 15:24

The American Association of University Professors Purdue chapter (AAUP-Purdue) notes with strong concern the release by the Purdue University administration of S-19 on October 15th. S-19 is a new standard governing Purdue’s Intellectual Property policy. It gives the University broad power to hold intellectual copyright and ownership over Courseware and Online Modules designed by Purdue faculty. Purdue AAUP is concerned that this standard does not represent the interests of Purdue faculty, who were not consulted in its formation.

Oct 14: Symposium on Higher Education with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Mon, 10/07/2019 - 10:29

Please consider attending, or sharing with others, two events scheduled for Monday Oct 14: 

Lecture: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019)
Monday Oct 14 7:30 pm in Lawson 1142.

Panel on Public Higher Education
Oct 14 at 12-1:30pm, Rawls 2070. 
With panelists: 

  • Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State
  • David Nalbone, Professor of Psychology at Purdue Northwest, and President of the Indiana AAUP Conference
  • John K. Wilson, co-editor of Academe blog (academeblog.org), and Fellow at the University of California National Center on Free Speech and Civic Engagement.

Contact Dan Morris with questions about the event.

Resolution passed regarding the development of an instructional intellectual property policy that better protects faculty rights

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:55

Resolution before the AAUP-Purdue Chapter

April 9, 2019

WHEREAS, it is the mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty members, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good; 

WHEREAS, it is the purpose of the Purdue AAUP Chapter to serve as a faculty voice to advocate for and defend the rights of faculty members and students associated with Purdue University  and to support university policies that make quality teaching first priority in every classroom;

WHEREAS many Universities have existing Intellectual Property policies which can delimit full control of instructional materials generated by faculty themselves;

WHEREAS faculty should as producers of instructional content be most fully empowered to deploy it;

AAUP-Purdue sides with ISTA advocating for Indiana students

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Fri, 04/05/2019 - 15:39

AAUP-Purdue sides with ISTA advocating for Indiana students

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors  registers its support for and solidarity with the Indiana State Teachers Association (ISTA) as the ISTA mobilizes to demand fair wages and more resources for their schools and their students.

Indiana has lagged behind neighboring states as investment in public education has been de-prioritized during budgeting processes over the past decade. According to a March 11, 2019 study published by the ISTA, Indiana has plummeted in national rankings in regards to its support for K-12 education, as measured through funding.

Indiana AAUP Chapters Help Restore Student Rights at Purdue University Global

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Mon, 02/25/2019 - 21:11

February 25, 2019

Contact:
Dave Nalbone, Indiana AAUP President, dnalbone@gmail.com;
Bill Mullen, AAUP-Purdue Vice-President, bill.mullen2@gmail.com

For Immediate Release

Indiana AAUP Chapters Help Restore Student Rights at Purdue University Global

West Lafayette, IN -- Indiana chapters of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) won a major victory for students and faculty in Indiana by forcing the online public university, Purdue University Global (PUG), to withdraw a mandatory arbitration clause that stripped students of legal rights.

Indiana AAUP Chapter Building Faculty Power

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:54

For Immediate Release

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA -- Representatives from multiple American Association of University Professor chapters across Indiana universities converged on West Lafayette for a day-long strategy session focused on organizing for faculty rights in Indiana.  The AAUP both nationally and locally is a leading force in organizing for faculty rights in higher education, and achieved several milestones this past year.

Faculty from Purdue West Lafayette, Purdue Northwest, IU-PU Fort Wayne, and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis held a day-long strategy session February 2 to set a path for chapters in Indiana over the coming year.

Common themes at the strategy meeting were the erosion of tenure and faculty governance in Indiana; the increasing use of adjuncts and contingent abor by Indiana universities; increased privatization of essential education services; threats to faculty intellectual property rights spurred by on-line education and privatization.  

AAUP Purdue stands in solidarity with faculty striking at Wright State

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Tue, 01/29/2019 - 12:51

This afternoon, AAUP Purdue passed a statement of solidarity with the faculty at Wright State, who are on their 8th day of a strike.  Over 50% of our chapter members approved the following statement:

Dear Wright State colleagues,

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors sends solidarity greetings.  We stand with your faculty in its strike against the University administration. We support your demands for better wages and working conditions for faculty at Wright State, and your fight for a better educational environment for your students.  Your struggle emblematizes the need for faculty across the country to work together in coalition to fight for its interests.

Respectfully,
American Association of University Professors - Purdue University (West Lafayette) Chapter
West Lafayette, Indiana
 

We are sending it to our colleagues there, and to their administration.

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The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education; to promote the economic security of faculty, academic professionals, graduate students, post‐doctoral fellows, and all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education; to help the higher education community organize to make our goals a reality; and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

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The AAUP strongly opposes Donald Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory ban on entry into the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries.

Large numbers of our students and faculty members are affected by administration’s ill-considered executive order, which violates so many American traditions and beliefs. We fear that the abuse of power we are witnessing will wreak havoc on our institutions of higher education.

We call on faculty, students, and all citizens to remain engaged in the struggle for justice on every campus and in every community. We call on all reasonable politicians to oppose against this administration’s discriminatory order. Add your name in solidarity.

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