Contingent Faculty

Of Brahmins and Dalits in the Academic Caste System

Traditionally, the three-pronged mission of our colleges and universities has been to provide high-quality education, encourage cutting-edge research, and promote professional and community service. The substitution of business-based policies for sound academic principles, however, has institutionalized a form of professional inequality that threatens all three.

The Ethics of Tenuous Faculty

What exactly are the ethical responsibilities of college faculty? From what do they arise? How do those responsibilities matter in the everyday working lives of faculty members?

Push to Eliminate Wage Gap

Along with many contingent faculty members, AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum gave testimony this week in support of a Colorado bill that would eliminate compensation gap between so-called “regular faculty” and “instructors” in the state's community colleges.

Welcome UNH Lecturers!

We have great news to share—there’s a new AAUP union in New Hampshire. Lecturers at the University of New Hampshire voted overwhelmingly in favor of unionization, with 141 lecturers casting ballots in favor of being represented by the UNH Lecturers United AAUP.

How Managerial Are Faculty?

AAUP brief urges the NLRB to look closely at claims that private-college faculty have too much managerial power to have collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

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