Welcome to the revival of ASU's Billy Pulpit!

The Billy Pulpit is back, brought to you by the ASU chapter of the AAUP! Like a grizzly, the BP was just in hibernation since March, 2013. Back when it last existed, the Billy Pulpit was a blog that posted articles and comments for and by ASU employees. Members of the recently formed AAUP chapter decided we wanted to resurrect the blog so that we could have an internal, campus-wide forum for highlighting and discussing important issues.

22 September 2016 ~ Comments Off on So What is the AAUP?

So What is the AAUP?

AAUP stands for the American Association of University Professors, but don’t let the name fool you – we hope to have membership from and serve the campus, educational community.  The AAUP was formed in 1915.  “The mission of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is to advance academic freedom and shared governance; to define […]

22 September 2016 ~ Comments Off on Next Issue

Next Issue

Our next issue will be released in one month. Look forward to discussion on personnel and policy changes; new initiatives; as well as a series featuring departments campus wide. Comment below if you have any issues, topics, or questions you would like us to explore. We will also discuss whether a name change of the […]

22 September 2016 ~ Comments Off on Shared Governance

Shared Governance

Why should we care about shared governance?  Because it makes for a more collaborative working environment, and it is required by the Higher Learning Commission (see HLC Core Component 5.B). A survey of campus employees about this issue indicates that we have challenges in this area. In 2009 and 2015, ASU Professor of Psychology Rob […]

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