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University Reform

The Founding of the American Association of University Professors

Hans-Joerg Tiede
foreword by Michael Bérubé

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How the AAUP fought to give voice to America’s faculty and defend academic freedom.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was founded to advance the professionalization of America’s faculty. University Reform examines the social and intellectual circumstances that led to the organization’s initial development, as well as its work to defend academic freedom. It explores the AAUP’s subsequent response to World War I and the first Red Scare. It also describes the founders’ efforts, especially those of Arthur O. Lovejoy and James McKeen Cattell, in securing a greater role for…

How the AAUP fought to give voice to America’s faculty and defend academic freedom.

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) was founded to advance the professionalization of America’s faculty. University Reform examines the social and intellectual circumstances that led to the organization’s initial development, as well as its work to defend academic freedom. It explores the AAUP’s subsequent response to World War I and the first Red Scare. It also describes the founders’ efforts, especially those of Arthur O. Lovejoy and James McKeen Cattell, in securing a greater role for faculty in the government of colleges and universities.

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... meticulously researched and absorbing history...

Tiede has done a superb job of illuminating the Association’s early years. But his investigation does more: it instigates further thought. His book should be of interest to anyone trying to come to grips with the role of the professoriate today and with the future of the AAUP.

A volume worth reading as much for its walk-on characters ("distinguished classicist Basil Gildersleeve") as for its discussion of the AAUP’s Declaration of Principles. 

Regardless of one's personal perspective on academic freedom and tenure, this book is a must-read for those in higher education programs and administration.  It will be enlightening to foes of tenure and refreshing to those who advocate it.

Tiede presents a useful history with case studies of the AAUP’s early years.

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288
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9781421418261
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12 halftones
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Foreword by Michael Bérubé
Acknowledgments
Introduction. The University Question
1. No Hired Man
2. University Reform
3. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
4. The Committee of Nine
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Foreword by Michael Bérubé
Acknowledgments
Introduction. The University Question
1. No Hired Man
2. University Reform
3. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
4. The Committee of Nine
5. The Founding of the AAUP
6. First Investigations and the Committee of Fifteen
7. The 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure
8. The Goal of Investigations and the Early Development of Academic Due Process
9. Academic Freedom in the Age of Repression
10. Academic Unrest
11. The Growth and Development of the Association
Conclusion. From University Reform to the 1920s
Appendix. Officers of the AAUP, Members of Committee A, and Members of Investigative Committees, 1915–20
Notes
Index

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Hans-Joerg Tiede

Hans-Joerg Tiede is a faculty member at Illinois Wesleyan University. He is the chair of the AAUP’s Committee on the History of the Association, a member of Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, and the editor of the AAUP’s Policy Documents and Reports, eleventh edition.
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