The Free Press
January 27th, 2015
Last week, a team was sent to USM by the American Association of
University Professors to investigate claims against USM’s execution of
academic freedom and shared governance.
Chairing the investigative committee was Michael Berube, director of
the institute for arts and humanities at Pennsylvania State University.
According to Berube, hundreds of requests for intervention come
before the AAUP every year, regarding what he described as “shady
practices in American higher education.” From those, only a handful are
“The investigative process is very labor intensive,” said Berube. “We
try to take the ones that we think are the most important for the
future of higher education.”
USM fell into that category.