Welcome to the Nebraska Conference of the American Association of University Professors.

The mission of the AAUP 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.

2016 State Meeting: Saturday, Nov. 5, 10 am

The 2016 State Meeting is in the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St., Lincoln, NE 68588, on the UNL campus. Topics to be discussed include shared governance, 10:00–12:00, and civility, 1:00–2:00. Lunch is provided. All are welcome. Come when you can and go when you must.

2015 State Meeting: Saturday, Nov. 14, 1 pm

The 2015 State Meeting is in the Colonial Room of the Nebraska Union, 1400 R St., Lincoln, NE 68588, on the UNL campus. Topics to be discussed include elections, the newsletter, the website, Wayne State College, weapons on campus, and background checks. There is no food or beverage served at this meeting.

2012 State Meeting: October 6 @ UNL

The 2012 State Meeting will take place on Saturday, October 6 on the UNL City Campus. The topic will be the challenges of maintaining academic freedom and faculty governance amid budgetary limitations. The keynote speaker will be Prof. Hans-Joerg Tiede of Illinois Wesleyan University, who serves on AAUP's national Committee A on Academic Freedom and on the Committee on College and University Governance. Other speakers include Amy Miller, ACLU Nebraska Legal Director and members of the Nebraska State Conference of AAUP. Click "read more" to continue to the conference schedule:

Governor Unclear on Academic Freedom

Governor Heineman sent a letter to NU President J.B. Milliken criticizing the University for the research of a faculty member on the implications of Medicaid expansion for the state; Milliken set Heineman straight on Academic Freedom: http://tiny.cc/0kymlw

2011 State Meeting, November 5 @ UNO

The Nebraska State Conference of the AAUP will hold our Fall Meeting on Saturday, November 5, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m, in the Collaborating Commons area of UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Building.

Arizona AG eliminates Mexican-American studies in high schools

As of January 1, 2011, a new Arizona law makes it more difficult to teach ethnic studies classes in high school. Enforcement of the law has particularly targeted Mexican-American studies classes as "propagandizing."

Call for Nominations

Electronic ballots for these offices will be included with the March 2011 ballots for national elections, although the terms of office will not begin until January 2012. Each position has a two-year term, although the Vice President will also be the President Elect (serving a 2014-2015 presidential term). To nominate a colleague or yourself, contact Sarah Kelen (see contact page).

Program Cuts at SUNY-Albany

Bad news for our colleagues in New York: SUNY-Albany has announced cuts in French, Russian, Italian, Classics, and Theatre.

Perlman Speaks Out For Academic Freedom

UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman had a "Local View" article published in the Lincoln Journal Star in response to a complaint by members the Tribal Council of the Omaha Nation regarding the research and teaching of UNL Prof. Mark Awakuni-Swetland.

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