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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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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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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” […]