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Over 1,100 Purdue folks pushed back on closing campus child care center, and won!

We know it has seemed pretty quiet around this website, but that’s because we’ve busy with organizing on campus! This last week saw Purdue announce that it was going to demolish the Patty Jischke Early Child Education Center, with no plan for providing a new center they had committed to in December 2019 for the […]

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Part-Time Help Needed

The Purdue chapter of the American Association of University Professors is looking for a part-time hourly independent contractor to support its chapter organizing efforts.  Anticipated tasks will include (but not limited to):  Update website with chapter happenings, meetings, public statements Regular posts to the group’s social media (Twitter, FB page, FB group) about Purdue faculty […]

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AAUP Purdue calls for Purdue to honor commitment to new child care center

The American Association of University Professors – Purdue (West Lafayette) chapter applauds Purdue’s decision to keep the Patty Jischke Early Care and Education Center (PJC) open “indefinitely” during the pandemic. The chapter now calls for Purdue to honor its commitment made in December 2019 to also increasing affordable, high-quality, accessible childcare on campus.  In June […]

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AAUP Purdue rejects threats to shared governance in the era of the pandemic

Solidarity with the University of Evansville and the University of Kansas Over 50 years ago, the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) revised and adopted as its core organizational principle the need to defend “shared governance” in institutions of higher education. The central feature of shared governance was the following:  “Shared governance” in higher education […]

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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. […]