AAUP Defends a Professor's Web Site About Unaccredited Distance Programs

The American Association of University Professors has come to the defense of a physics professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who was pressured by administrators to take down his Web site on unaccredited distance-learning institutions.

An AAUP representative suggests that the professor's case was mishandled and is asking the university provost to clarify the institution's policies on academic freedom and public service.

The professor, George Gollin, said