April 29, 2011

JCU chapter of AAUP has new blog

The John Carroll chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has a new blog at jcuaaup.blogspot.com. There you will find news and commentary of general interest to all JCU faculty, as well as links to additional resources.

The AAUP’s purpose is to advance academic freedom and shared governance, to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education, and to ensure higher education’s contribution to the common good. Our local chapter strives to articulate and support these principles at JCU. We support faculty both individually and collectively, and can call on the support of the national and state organizations if needed. We act to support and strengthen academic freedom and faculty contractual and governance rights as embodied through tenure, the Faculty Handbook, and Faculty Council. We stand as an independent voice in matters of academic integrity and professional responsibility. While we work on behalf of all JCU faculty, regardless of membership status, we ask that you consider formal membership in order to strengthen our presence.