Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Alex Simon, the AAUP, Alaska, Academic Freedom

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.

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