An AAUP Target Turns the Tables

An AAUP Target Turns the Tables 1


The AAUP plans to investigate tenure practices at the U. of Texas' M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, in Houston. The center's response: First, explain your authority.

The American Association of University Professors has received an unusual response to its plans to investigate the tenure practices of a university-affiliated cancer center: demands from the center that the AAUP first answer a long list of tough questions about its authority in such matters.

In a five-page letter sent to the AAUP last week, the University of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center