Why We Protest and the Meaning of AAUP Censure

This commenter is anxious to know what the AAUP’s position may be of the very recent media assault and suspension without pay of Canadian Professor Anthony Hall. Such scenarios can (and in fact have) played out in the US and the AAUP has fallen silent.



In June the AAUP’s annual membership meeting voted unanimously to place the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York, on the association’s list of administrations censured for violations of academic freedom.  The censure concerns the action taken on December 11, 2015, by the administration of the college to eliminate twenty-seven academic programs and terminate the appointments of fourteen tenured and nine tenure-track faculty members as the result of an “academic program prioritization” process, as documented in a report to AAUP’s Committee A by an investigating committee.  The following column by AAUP member Kathleen Crowley, Professor of Psychology at the College of St. Rose, was published yesterday in the St. Rose Chronicle.

Why We Protest and the Meaning of AAUP Censure

Professor of Psychology

Some questions recently have been raised regarding the value of the ongoing protests that have occurred on campus over the past year.

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