News & Events

Dec 10, 2015

National AAUP report on the Presidential search.

The National Office of the AAUP has released its report on the Presidential search process and hiring. The report is available here.

Nov 16, 2015

Campus Community Assembly

Defend our public universities!

Oct 27, 2015

AAUP response to Harreld and Faculty Council

The UI AAUP Executive Committee's response to J. Bruce Harreld's and the UI Faculty Council's recent statements on tenure and shared-governance is here.

Oct 19, 2015

Fall meeting of state AAUP Conference

Fall meeting of the Iowa Conference of AAUP will take place on the University of Iowa campus on Saturday, October 24, at Art Building West at 141 North Riverside Drive.

To RSVP please contact by noon on Thurs., 10/22. We hope to see you on the 24th!

Oct 19, 2015

Newsletter, Volume 13, Number 1

Lois Cox, Newsletter Editor

Important Message from the Executive Committee

As all of you know, our campus is currently in the midst of a crisis of governance. For more than a month now, the disagreement between the Board of Regents, on one hand, and the representative bodies of students, staff, and faculty, including this AAUP chapter, on the other, regarding the process of appointing Mr. Bruce Harreld to be the next president of the university has been in the newspapers on almost a daily basis, frequently more than once per day. Though many members of the community have shared their viewpoints as disclosures emerged regarding events leading up to and surrounding that appointment, today’s Daily Iowan headline, “AAUP Takes Aim at Regents,” requires immediate clarification from us. Our chapter has been in contact with the national office of AAUP to discuss what seem to be obvious violations of AAUP policy on shared governance in connection with Mr. Harreld’s appointment. As a result of those conversations, the extensive local and national press coverage of events here, and the century-long commitment of AAUP to university shared governance, the national office has chosen to begin an investigative process here. More.