The following from Alex Simon, who has rejoined our faculty after several years in Alaska.
Thanks for the invitation to blog. I will definitely join the local AAUP chapter. Here is the original article which resulted in me having a very public confrontation with Chancellor Pugh over academic freedom. I am convinced that without a union I would have been fired.
Here is an editorial that AAUP Secretary Gary Rhoades wrote in response to the legislator’s threats to cut university funding:
And here is an article which appeared in Inside Higher Education regarding the confrontation I had with Pugh regarding academic freedom.