AAUP-Purdue condemns the vandalism of a Purdue faculty member's house

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Thu, 11/29/2018 - 21:00

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors condemns the recent vandalism of the home of a Purdue faculty member. We deplore all personal attacks on any member of the Purdue community. We affirm Purdue’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, rejecting racism, hate crimes, and violent acts that threaten free speech, academic freedom, and the safety of all members of the Purdue community.

Approved today by signature of over half the chapter membership.

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AAUP-Purdue's Committee A

Do you have a question or concern about a Purdue policy or its application related to academic freedom or tenure?  We can help.
One of the invisible but most important AAUP chapter activities has been Committee A. At the national level, Committee A is tasked with protecting academic freedom and tenure.  At the local level, in situations where Purdue faculty members feel they have been poorly treated by Purdue administration, or otherwise have a grievance with the administration's following of process or policy, AAUP can help make sure that faculty members' procedural rights are protected.  

Committee A members can come with faculty members in meetings or formal hearings with the administration as independent observers and note-takers to make sure faculty rights are not being ignored.  Committee A members strive not to take a position on the substance of the charge, but inform faculty members of their rights, and help protect those rights.

Committee A has played an extraordinary role in protecting faculty rights over the years, even while membership in our chapter was low or even dormant. Its work is one of the “unsung” contributions AAUP makes to the life of the university.

If you are willing to serve on Committee A, please contact us, and thank you!

Statement in response to white supremacist flyers posted to Purdue's campus

Submitted by AAUP Purdue on Thu, 11/01/2018 - 21:00

At the chapter meeting tonight, members voted unanimously to pass the following statement regarding the recently flyers posted on Purdue's campus.


In the 72 hours after a virulent anti-semite killed 11 Jews at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, white nationalists and white supremacists posted flyers on the Purdue campus.  Similar leafleting of white supremacist flyers on campus in the past has drawn little comment by the administration, except for those prompted from duress applied by the Purdue community. 

Purdue AAUP condemns the appearance of these flyers.  In the wake of the tragic Pittsburgh murders, and other acts of racial violence, we recognize that these white supremacist flyers are intended to frighten members of the Purdue community, especially Jews, but also including Muslims, people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ people, all of whom have been victims of discrimination and violence by white supremacists.

AAUP Mission

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.

Stand Against the Ban

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.

Stand against the ban