Publication Date

June 11, 2015

The has joined with 21 other scholarly societies in a statement protesting proposed changes to the structure of the University of Wisconsin system that threaten to undermine tenure, shared governance, and academic freedom in Wisconsin. Read the full statement below or on our website under News and Advocacy.

For media coverage of the AHA’s advocacy on this issues, see “Scott Walker’s Latest Target: College Professors,” on Politico.

Coordinated advocacy between the AHA council, members, and partner associations is central to the AHA’s mission. Membership in the AHA supports this work to protect the interests of historians throughout the country. We need your help to continue these efforts. Please join, renew, or donate today.

Update – Since first publishing this statement, the following organizations have either endorsed it or issued their own statements of support:

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This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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