Friday, October 15, 2021

Now Available: Fall 2021 Issue of AAUP's Academe


The fall 2021 issue of Academe surveys the present state of academic governance. It includes a new report on findings of the 2021 AAUP Shared Governance Survey, firsthand accounts of governance struggles on campuses around the country, and a pair of articles that confront the threat posed by attacks on critical race theory.

Follow the links in the table of contents below to read the issue.

Most interesting for me was  The 2021 AAUP Shared Governance Survey: Findings on Demographics of Senate Chairs and Governance Structures By Hans-Joerg Tiede.

The 2021 AAUP Shared Governance Survey, the first such national survey in two decades, covered a wide range of topics related to academic gover­nance. I reported on responses to survey questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on governance and the relative authority of the faculty in various areas of academic decision-making in an online data snapshot titled “Survey Data on the Impact of the Pandemic on Shared Governance” and in the report Findings on Faculty Roles by Decision-Making Areas, respectively. This report focuses on responses to questions about the composition of senates and similar faculty governance bodies, faculty-board communication, and the conduct of presidential searches as well as questions about the demographic composition and professional character­istics of faculty governance leaders. I present the results by institutional control (public or private nonprofit); by Carnegie classification (distinguishing broadly between doctoral, master’s, and bachelor’s institutions); by institutional size, with institutions categorized as “small” (fewer than two thousand students), “medium” (between two thousand and five thousand students), or “large” (more than five thousand students); and by the collective bargaining status of tenured and tenure-track faculty members (at institutions with a tenure system) or full-time faculty members (at institutions without a tenure system). When possible, I also compare findings with results from previous national surveys on shared governance conducted or sponsored by the AAUP.


The 2021 AAUP Shared Governance Survey: Findings on Demographics of Senate Chairs and Governance Structures
By Hans-Joerg Tiede

Are We Really Supporting the Inclusion of Contingent Faculty in Governance?
By Shawn Gilmore

How Not to Conduct a Presidential Search
By Nicholas Fleisher

Interdisciplinarity’s Shared Governance Problem
By Matthew Dean Hindman

Austerity Is Not a Jesuit Value
By Gerry Canavan, Nathan Ellstrand, Samuel Harshner, Samantha Iyer, Maggie Levantovskaya, Tanya Loughead, Dianna Taylor, and Prasad Venugopal

Critical Race Theory and the Assault on Antiracist Thinking
By Rana Jaleel

Holding the Line against Attacks on Critical Race Theory in Nebraska
By William Avilés

Online Only

Dissecting the Tactics of the University of Evansville’s Realignment
By Robert Baines

The Shadow Curriculum of Student Affairs
By Martha McCaughey and Scott Welsh

Book Reviews

Campus Encroachment on Urban Communities
By Robin F. Bachin

The Limits of Persuasion in a Polarized Academy
By Joshua Dunn

The Troubled History of Teaching Evaluation
By Derek Gottlieb

Funding to Guarantee the Educational Success of Underrepresented Students
By Tatiana Melguizo

The Trouble with a “New Normal”
By Tina M. Kelleher


From the Editor: The State of Academic Governance
By Michael Ferguson

From the President: Leadership during a Crisis
By Irene Mulvey

Faculty Forum: What’s in a Name?
By Matthew Finkin

Legal Watch: Laws Restricting Teaching about Race Threaten Academic Freedom
By Edward Swidriski

Nota Bene

2021 Summer Institute Online
By David Kociemba

AAUP Responds to Attacks on Teaching about Race
By Kelly Hand

Supporting the Build Back Better Act
By Kaitlyn Vitez

AAUP Foundation Supports Faculty First Responders
By Kelly Hand

Guide on Academic Freedom Language in CBAs
By Hans-Joerg Tiede

Assessing Faculty Participation in Governance
By Hans-Joerg Tiede

Journal of Academic Freedom Welcomes New Coeditors
By Kelly Hand

Academe Names Siobhan Senier as Book Review Editor
By Kelly Hand

New AAUP Staff
By Sarah Mink

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