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Press release: Purdue Board of Trustees ignores faculty vote in ordering civics literacy graduation requirement

Contact:  Alice Pawley, alicepawley@gmail.com, 765-427-0923 Noor Borbieva, noorborbieva@gmail.com,  518-545-9088 David Detmer, daviddetmer@yahoo.com  Date: June 11, 2021 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – On Friday, the Purdue University Board of Trustees voted to adopt an undergraduate civics literacy graduation requirement for the Purdue University system starting in Fall 2021, over the objections of the Purdue […]

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[Resources] AAUP-Purdue pushes back on Board of Trustees’ latest overreach

AAUP-Purdue chapter members and other faculty across the Purdue system organized faculty to push back on the Board of Trustees’ decision to adopt an undergraduate civics literacy graduation requirement systemwide over the objections of the University Senate, and without consulting the faculty Senates of Purdue-Northwest and Purdue-Fort Wayne, or the governing body of the Purdue […]

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Join Purdue faculty pushing back on BOT’s civics literacy graduation requirement without shared governance

The Purdue Board of Trustees has announced that it is going to vote to adopt a civics literacy graduation requirement at its June 2021 meeting.  The requirement, as written about in Purdue News, will include all West Lafayette undergraduate students: passing an exam, which they can take as many times as they like, (which is being […]

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AAUP Purdue chapters speak out against shared governance violations

Many faculty at Purdue are critically worried about the decision of the Purdue Board of Trustees to do two things: 1) vote to adopt an undergraduate graduation requirement without consent of the University Senate; and 2) apply it system-wide without engaging faculty at the regional campuses.  That the graduation requirement is about civics literacy, when […]

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AAUP-Purdue renews call for improved shared governance at Purdue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

In March 2020, Purdue University, like most other colleges and universities, entered “unprecedented times,” with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. During that spring, the administration, faculty, staff, and students quickly responded to limit disruption to the academic experience. Quick responses sometimes necessitate a departure from typical procedures, and spring 2020 at Purdue was no […]

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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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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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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.