Thus it was that the NAACP, the ACLU, the Americans for Democratic Action, the American Association of University Professors
, and the American Committee for Cultural Freedom put up little opposition to the Hollywood blacklist, the firing of communist teachers, the Smith Act's incursions against the First Amendment, or any of the other big and little violations of civil liberties and political freedom during the early Cold War.
This attack on free speech was abetted by faculty members such as Penn State's Michael Berube, a member of the national council of the American Association of University Professors
. In the Penn State ad we referred to the fact (checked by the editors) that the Penn State MSA had invited an imam to campus who blamed America for the attack on the World Trade Center and called for killing gays.
The American Association of University Professors
(n.d.) comes firmly down on the side of the faculty and states unequivocally: "Intellectual property created, made, or originated by a faculty member shall be the sole and exclusive property of the faculty, author, or inventor, except as he or she may voluntarily choose to transfer such property, in full, or in part" ("Who Owns Intellectual Property?" [paragraph] 2).
For example, two of the strongest faculty advocating groups, the American Association of University Professors
(A.A.U.P.) and the American Council on Education (A.C.E.) in their joint 1966 Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities reinforced this belief and acknowledged that "the governing board of an institution of higher education in the United States operates, with few exceptions, as the final institutional authority (American Association of University Professors
, 1966, p.4).
Founded by John Dewey, the functioning of the American Association of University Professors
(AAUP) is an alternative example of how a professional association deals with its ethical and professional standards.
Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors
. 85 (5), 42-46.
He is also passionate about principles of academic freedom, having served as president of the American Association of University Professors
and as informal adviser to numerous faculty and university administrators at Duke about matters of academic freedom.
(1.) American Association of University Professors
, "1940 Statement of principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure with 1970 Interpretive Comments," http://www.aaup.org/statements/Redbook/ 1940stat.htm (accessed 30 October 2003).
In 1940, following a series of conferences begun in 1934, the American Association of University Professors
(AAUP) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC & U) issued a restatement of principles set forth in the 1925 Conference Statement on Academic Freedom and Tenure.
This paper utilizes individual institutional level data upon which the published American Association of University Professors
(AAUP) salary survey results are based to compute continuation rates for associate professors during the 1996-97 and 2001-02 period.
LYNN TATUM teaches religion in the Honors College at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, and is a past-president of the Texas Conference of the American Association of University Professors
As the American Association of University Professors
' Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom clearly states, college professors are specially obligated to "exercise appropriate restraint" and "show respect for the opinions of others."