• The March-April issue of Academe consists of the Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession (commonly known as the "salary survey.")

  • Join us at the 2015 Summer Institute, cosponsored by the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC, for an intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars held at the University of Denver from July 23 to July 26.

  • Through the One Faculty campaign, AAUP staff, leaders, and members are working together to develop tools that faculty can use on our campuses to gain concrete improvements in job security and working conditions for faculty on contingent appointments.

  • Join your colleagues for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the annual business meeting of the AAUP.

  • The AAUP has turned 100! Join us as we celebrate the Association’s work to defend academic freedom and look ahead to the next century.

Ohio Faculty Fighting for Union Rights

Faculty in Ohio are fighting to retain their rights in the face of anti-union legislation introduced in the state. The legislation revives an attack on unions that was roundly defeated by Ohio voters in 2011. Above, faculty at Wright State University filled the university president’s office while the AAUP-WSU chapter president met with the university president, David Hopkins. Hopkins assured the protesters that he disapproves of the legislation and will make a public statement to that effect. Learn more about the legislation at Cleveland.com.

The Redbook Is Here!

The eleventh edition of the AAUP's Policy Documents & Reports (known as the Redbook) is now available from Johns Hopkins University Press! The new edition has been thoroughly updated and contains core AAUP policy statements as well as new reports on timely topics.

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Organizing

Our local toolkit contains information on how to start an AAUP chapter on your campus, plus members-only resources to help local AAUP leaders build strong chapters and conferences, work with state and local governments, communicate effectively, and plan events. 

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Resources

  • Academe Magazine
    Feature articles, columns, and book reviews exploring developments in higher education.
  • Redbook
    The AAUP's key reports and policy documents.
  • Salary Survey
    The AAUP's annual report on faculty compensation.
  • Guidebooks
    Advice on navigating faculty handbooks, the FMLA, and more.

For decades, the AAUP’s faculty salary surveys and compensation reports have been authoritative sources of information about the economic status of the profession.

The AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey is the only survey of its kind to include extensive information on benefits as well as salary.  This collaboration provides access to the most up-to-date data available on salary and benefits for the 2014–2015 academic year.

The AAUP recently signed on to public comments that seek to allow faculty members to access and use copyrighted audiovisual materials more easily.

A recent court decision from Arizona affirms the AAUP’s continuing support for the academic freedom rights of faculty members engaged in research by contesting intrusive public records requests.

"Certainly we know that what faculty do through shared governance does not amount to real decision-making authority," AAU president Rudy Fichtenbaum said. "In light of what's been happening in Wisconsin, where there have been calls for the outright abolition of tenure and shared governance, it's pretty clear what these legislators are after. This amounts to a declaration of war on the faculty."

This essay by Joan Scott is adapted from a talk delivered in March at the AAUP’s centennial conference, held at California State University, East Bay.

"Fortunately, for a century now, American educators have benefited from the work of the AAUP, a national Best Practice Organization for tertiary education in America and leader in advancing values that make America's universities top rank of universities worldwide," writes Stephen Mumme, co-president of the AAUP Colorado Conference.

AAUP leaders in Ohio talk with the Toledo Blade about the potential impact of an Ohio House Republicans’ version of a state budget bill that could bar many public university professors from collective bargaining
 

May 19, 2015

Conference and Chapter Committee A Matters

June 10, 2015

Join your colleagues for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the annual business meeting of the AAUP.

July 23, 2015

Please plan to join us at the University of Denver, July 23–26, 2015, for an intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars that will prepare you to organize your colleagues, stand up for academic freedom, and advocate for research and teaching as the core priority of higher education.

August 14, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

At its November 2014 meetings, the AAUP national Council clarified their policy on payment of dues for the determination of chapter voting strength.

The January - February  issue of Academe focuses on the AAUP's centennial and looks back at the Association’s work over the past century.

The Early Bird rate for the annual conference ends on Midnight April 30. Don't miss out on this special rate!

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