PERSPECTIVES: AAUP Report Documents Political Assault on Florida Public Higher Education

American Association of University Professors: “Among the report’s key conclu­sions are that the unprecedented takeover of New College of Florida and the imposition of an aggres­sively ideological agenda, marked by improper denials of tenure and a faculty member’s non-reappointment without due process, constitute the most egregious and extensive violations of AAUP-supported principles and procedural standards at a single institution in recent memory; that shared governance is in “mortal danger” in the State University System of Florida; and that the state government’s assault on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and so-called woke disciplines not only reflects a blatant disregard for generally accepted academic standards of governance and aca­demic freedom but is also part of a discriminatory and biased attempt to undermine the rights of LGBTQ+ communities.” Read the report here.

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