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Letter in support of funding School of Interdisciplinary Studies Directors

We wrote a letter to the Provost in support of the directors of programs in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.  You can find it attached.

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Over 300 Purdue Faculty Sign Petition Calling for Improved Shared Governance on Matters of Instruction

PRESS ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 5, 2020 Contact: Alice Pawley, AAUP-Purdue chapter president, alicepawley@gmail.com, 765-427-0923 OVER 300 PURDUE FACULTY SIGN PETITION CALLING FOR IMPROVED SHARED GOVERNANCE ON MATTERS OF INSTRUCTION West Lafayette, IN –– Frustrated with the Purdue University administration’s wholesale disregard for shared governance regarding matters of instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty […]

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AAUP-Purdue responds to Daniels’ comments on returning to campus this fall

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors has released the following statement in regards to comments made by President Mitch Daniels on May 19, 2020.  For further information about this statement or AAUP Purdue contact us at  aaup.purdue@gmail.com — The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the largest AAUP chapter in the state of […]

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AAUP-Purdue urges university commitment to retaining all employees, beyond July 1.

The Executive Committee of the Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors has released the following statement in regards to the COVID-19 crisis and its effects on the Purdue community.  After deliberation with its membership, and a 27-5 vote in favor of the statement by members, the Committee extends this statement of support for all Purdue […]

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AAUP-Purdue chapter statement about COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in faculty, staff, and graduate and undergraduate students needing to immediately rethink much of their work.  Universities canceling invited talks, moving courses online with short notice, and redirecting work in myriad ways to limit how the health emergency locally presents us all with considerable emotional, mental, and practical challenges. AAUP-Purdue […]

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March 4: “Voting Rights and Voter Suppression: The Race for Representation”

“Voting Rights and Voter Suppression: The Race for Representation” A PUBLIC FORUM AND DIALOGUE    Wednesday, March 4th 6:30-7:30            Tippecanoe Public Library            McAlister Room B  Erik J. Davis.  Ph.D. student in Political Science, Purdue University. “Solution in Search of a Problem:  Voter Suppression and the Pursuit of Eliminating Election Fraud.” Joyce Field. […]

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AAUP Chapter Chapter Statement on Recent Racist Comments by President Daniels

President Mitch Daniels’ recent use of “rare creature” or “rare bird” as a figure of speech to describe students and faculty of color is not simply an unfortunate, and hurtful, turn of phrase. It is another example in a series of examples that reflect the tone-deaf nature of Daniels and the Purdue administration toward the […]

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AAUP-Purdue sides in solidarity with the ISTA for increasing funding for public education

On behalf of the Purdue-West Lafayette chapter of the American Association of University Professors, the chapter executive committee expresses its full support and solidarity with Indiana teachers and the Indiana State Teachers Association for better wages and working conditions.  The ISTA is hosting a rally gathering at the Statehouse in Indianapolis November 19th.  The “Red for Ed” […]

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

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 […]

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Oct 14: Symposium on Higher Education with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

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 EducationOct 14 at 12-1:30pm, Rawls 2070. With panelists:  Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of […]