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AAUP Chapters Across Purdue University System Disappointed In Board of Trustees’ Secretive Presidential Search

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Three Purdue chapters of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) – West Lafayette, Northwest, and Fort Wayne – released a statement today expressing disappointment in the secretive process by which the Purdue University Board of Trustees have selected Purdue’s next president. The Board announced on Friday, June 10 that the […]

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AAUP Chapters Across Purdue University System Disappointed In Board of Trustees’ Secretive Presidential Search

On Friday June 10, 2022, Purdue University’s Board of Trustees announced with no warning the appointment of a new university president starting on January 1, 2023.  The appointment of a new president is a monumental decision that should include input and consultation with all key stakeholder groups on campus, including campus faculty. Yet the Board […]

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AAUP-Purdue amplifies the requests of the Black Student Union regarding Purdue’s response to campus police violence against student Adonis Tuggle

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors, endorses the requests of the Black Student Union released 4/12/2022 upon Purdue’s concluding report about the event of police violence against Adonis Tuggle on 2/4/2022. The Black Student Union, in collaboration with the National Society for Black Engineers, the Purdue National Pan-Hellenic Council, the Purdue […]

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AAUP-Purdue supports graduate students’ right to organize for a living wage

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors stands in solidarity with the graduate workers on strike at Indiana University (IGWC-UE) and the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC GEO). We support all graduate workers in their struggle to secure a living wage and safe working conditions. Graduate students make the educational mission of higher […]

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AAUP asks the Board of Trustees to withhold from voting on Shared Governance Taskforce draft proposal

The Purdue Chapter of the American Association of University Professors expresses grave concern for the process by which the Shared Governance Taskforce is presenting its findings at the April 2022 Board of Trustees meeting in executive session on 4/7/22. We highlight several of our concerns here. The document being presented to the Board has not […]

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AAUP-Purdue asks for investigation regarding Dept. of English budget cuts

AAUP-Purdue asks Purdue Administration and University Senate to investigate funding cuts to the Department of English, given failures of shared governance Over the course of the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semesters, the administration of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) and the administration of the Department of English have engaged in extended public disputes […]

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AAUP-Purdue condemns police violence on campus

The Purdue Chapter of the American Association of University Professors emphatically condemns the violent campus police attack on Adonis Tuggle that occurred on February 4, 2022. Adonis is a junior studying psychology, is a member of the Boilermaker community, and is one of a small and easily targeted group of Black men on this campus […]

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Defending Academic Freedom to Teach About Race and Gender Justice and Critical Race Theory

(This statement is inspired by and draws text from the work of the African American Policy Forum [1], and a version drafted by senate colleagues at Ball State University [2].) In the summer of 2021, Republican politicians began proposing legislation against “divisive concepts” and critical race theory. Bills have passed in at least fourteen states […]

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AAUP-Purdue supports improved shared governance at Marian University, against dissolution of political science program

The AAUP chapter at Purdue-West Lafayette executive committee voted today to endorse the following statement: The Purdue (West Lafayette) chapter of the American Association of University Professors expresses shock and dismay at the disregard for shared governance at Marian University with respect to their plan to dissolve the Department of Political Science. The process by […]

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AAUP Purdue sides with faculty experts against disinformation about climate crisis

The Executive Committee of the Purdue Chapter of the American Association of University Professors endorses the open letter crafted by Purdue faculty and staff associated with the Purdue Center for the Environment (C4E) Building Sustainable Communities (BSC) Signature Research Area (SRA).  The letter expresses grave concern about President Daniels’s recent invitation to host Dr. Steven […]