Emory AAUP Calls for Tenure for LTF

As of November 29, 2016, the Emory AAUP chapter calls for creating a path to tenure for the Lecture Track Faculty in Emory University’s college of arts and sciences. In line with the national AAUP’s “one faculty” campaign, the chapter holds that tenure is vital to protecting academic freedom.

The principal purpose of tenure is to safeguard academic freedom, which is necessary for all who teach and conduct research in higher education.  When faculty members can lose their positions because of their speech or publications research findings, they cannot properly fulfill their core responsibilities to advance and transmit knowledge.

The chapter also endorsed a set of recommendations that the LTF had made to improve faculty climate. The recommendations include calling for more transparency and equity, more scholarship support, more recognition of excellence in teaching, and salary and security parity with other institutions.

The full statement is available here.

AAUP Chapter Endorses Sanctuary Movement

On November 29, 2016, the Emory chapter of the American Association of University Professors endorsed a petition to establish Emory University, including all its units, as a sanctuary campus of higher learning for our undocumented and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students. In addition, we ask that these sanctuary measures extend to all Emory employees. The full petition is available here.