Category: Labor

Ninth Circuit Court hears appeal in Freyd’s gender discrimination case

Three years ago, professor Jennifer Freyd sued the University of Oregon for violating federal law by paying her less than her male colleagues in the Psychology Department. In May 2019, a federal judge granted the University’s request to dismiss the case without trial.

Freyd’s request for a jury trial was heard recently by the Ninth […]

Researchers: Show your support for UO Librarians

The UO Libraries are one of several areas on campus facing significant loss of Career faculty FTE in the coming year, according to United Academics (UA).

A recent article on UA’s website notes that, “of the 42 faculty librarians, 15 have been renewed at only .55 FTE for the coming year, and 5 more face half-time […]

Research productivity and gender in the time of COVID

How has the COVID-19 crisis impacted research productivity?

A recent story in The Guardian explores how female academics are struggling to keep up with teaching and care-giving responsibilities during lockdown. According to the report, women in higher education say that prioritizing their students’ and family’s needs during this crisis has meant allowing research projects, article […]

Freyd launches the Center for Institutional Courage

Jennifer Freyd

University of Oregon psychology professor Jennifer Freyd has launched a new research and educational organization dedicated to institutional transparency and equity. The non-profit organization is called the Center for Institutional Courage.

According to the organization’s website, institutional courage is “an institution’s commitment to seek the truth and engage in moral action, despite unpleasantness, risk, and […]

Petition to support Freyd’s pay inequity complaint

Faculty and staff are invited to add their signatures to an
open letter in support of psychology professor Jennifer Freyd’s pay equity
complaint against the University of Oregon.

Professor Dare Baldwin, Department of Psychology and Clark
Honors College, posted the letter as a petition on change.org. “We are hoping to
garner a groundswell of support within UO and across […]

AAUP Supports University of Oregon Faculty Member’s Claims Of Gender-Based Pay Disparity | AAUP

Source: AAUP Supports University of Oregon Faculty Member’s Claims Of Gender-Based Pay Disparity | AAUP
Freyd v. University of Oregon, No. 19-35428 (9th Cir. 2019)(appeal pending)

From AAUP: On September 30, 2019, the AAUP filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of Professor Jennifer Freyd, who sued the University of Oregon (UO) […]