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

Contact:  Alice Pawley,, 765-427-0923 Noor Borbieva,,  518-545-9088 David Detmer,  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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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 […]


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 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 […]