The AAUP, 92 and ailing

June 8, 2007

Increasingly, professors with academic-freedom complaints have been turning to younger groups, like the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, which has a track record of moving quickly. It does not perform lengthy investigations. It simply sends an e-mail message to reporters, publicizing a professor’s problem with administrators. It uses news-media exposure to persuade colleges to change their policies. Some accuse FIRE of taking up primarily conservative causes, but it does get attention—and frequently gets results.

To read the full story, please click here: http://chronicle.com/weekly/v53/i40/40a00801.htm

Download file "The AAUP, 92 and ailing"