AAUP Report Chides U. of Northern Iowa for Cuts

A new report from the American Association of University Professors says the University of Northern Iowa had “no legitimate basis, financial or otherwise,” for cutting a wide variety of academic programs, terminating faculty positions, pushing tenured faculty members to accept early retirement, and closing a laboratory school, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. A team of AAUP members visited the university in May, the report says, and left ”with the distinct impression of insecure conditions for academic freedom and shared governance.” But the university’s president, Benjamin J. Allen, said in a statement that the report, and the accompanying threat of AAUP censure, was “yet another attempt to intimidate the university.”

For more, see this Chronicle article.

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