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The Nuclear Option for Faculty?

A rise in faculty bodies voting “no-confidence” is analyzed in this article: https://www.chronicle.com/article/whats-behind-the-surge-in-no-confidence-votes?mkt_tok=MTgwLUxTVi02NzIAAAGEfE7PhScIsOtHSuW_Di1REtawfVGSab_RmZKNxJXA47ut8CChBMCL-oQduB_9RPf9S_ZeHR02Z1Uji7ibBEZUyQXbjXksFQOj1PSbPRI3TzC-9Q

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New Study on Tenure from AAUP

Today, AAUP announced the publication of a new study on tenure. From Joerg Tiede, director of research at AAUP: “Today, we released the2022 AAUP Survey of Tenure Practices, the first survey of its kind since 2004. The findings offer a … Continue reading

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Open Letter to President Sands and Provost Clark from VT AAUP Regarding Masking Policy at VT

Dear President Sands and Provost Clarke : The Virginia Tech chapter of the American Association of University Professors endorses the Faculty Senate’s 2/27 statement on continuing the requirement for mask mandates through the end of the semester for the safety of … Continue reading

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Open Meeting by Zoom, Wednesday, February 16, 2020

The Virginia Tech AAUP chapter will have an open meeting for ALL VT faculty (not just AAUP chapter members) on Wednesday, February 16 at 12:30 pm. And faculty is defined broadly – instructors, post-docs, graduate students and any other non-tenure … Continue reading

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Virtual Brown Bag Discussion Wednesday, December 1 at Noon

AAUP Members: The Virginia Tech chapter of the AAUP will gather on Zoom for a discussion of ideas and experiences around academic freedom.  This will be a member’s only gathering and will not be recorded.   To seed the conversion we ask that you read this editorial from … Continue reading

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Next VTAAUP Virtual Meeting – Tuesday, November 2

We are slowly coming out from under cover hiding from THE virus. We have a ways to go, and we would like you to join us November 5 for a very relevant Zoom meeting: Tuesday, November 2 from 4:00 – … Continue reading

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VT Chapter Organizational Change

The officers and executive committee members of the VT chapter will be dividing the labor a bit differently for the next several months.  We have learned that that job of secretary-treasurer might be best divided into two positions so we … Continue reading

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Membership social has been moved online

Thurs. Sept. 9 from 5 – 6:30 We had hoped to gather in person next week but because of the Covid rates in the county the Executive Committee has decided to move the meeting online. Please join us online for … Continue reading

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Academic Freedom: A Conversation with Robert Quinn

Our meeting on 2/11/21 from 4 – 5 pm will be on the subject of Academic Freedom: What it is and what it isn’t. Our guest speaker will be Robert Quinn, Executive Director of Scholars at Risk  We encourage you to read this article by Mr. Quinn before … Continue reading

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VT AAUP Virtual Event: Interactive Conversation on Our Campus Community and Coronavirus!

The VT AAUP Chapter is hosting an event! An Interactive Conversation: Our Campus Community and Coronavirus When: 4:30 – 5:30, Wednesday, July 1 Why: The executive committee of the VT AAUP wants to build the community of scholars, researchers, creative … Continue reading

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