• The centennial issue of the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors features four academic freedom and tenure investigative reports, along with annual reports and other business documents.

  • Our survey includes data on more than 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the United States. And it is the only survey of its kind to include extensive information on benefits.

  • 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.

  • 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.

AAUP in the News

Tue, 09/01/2015  |  Inside Higher Ed

Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUPs' Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, points out that there are multiple issues at play in the debate over the Washington State syllabus.

Mon, 08/31/2015  |  GoLocalPDX

Using the AAUP's compensation report, this article compares average faculty salaries with PSU president President Wim Wiewel's salary of $401,700. Additionally, he receives payments to a retirement plan, free housing, automobile usage, sabbatical time, maid service at his home, and gardening services.

Thu, 08/27/2015  |  NJ.com

"You can imagine how someone in those situations would feel," David Hughes, Rutgers AAUP-AFT president, said. "A guy earning a million dollars is talking to an instructor earning less than $5,000."

Thu, 08/27/2015  |  Washington Tmes

The AAUP's Jordan Kurland tells the Washington Times that much of the money these billionaires give is needed to fund research that otherwise the universities couldn’t afford, but that academics need to be wary of maintaining their independence from the control and influence of their donors, including what is taught in the classroom and which professors are hired.

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.

AAUP Updates

This report questions hasty actions by the administration, procedures followed, and low tolerance for profanity at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. This supplementary report on a censured administration is one of only seven such reports issued in the AAUP’s century of existence.

Catherine Moran, co-lead negotiator with Adam St. Jean of the UNHLU, said, “This CBA is an important tool that will support UNH lecturer faculty as we continue to deliver high-quality instruction to UNH students and mentor them in their academic pursuits. Clarity and transparency in policies and practices better enable lecturer faculty to meet the needs of our students.”

In a highly publicized case in which the AAUP filed an amicus brief, the National Labor Relations Board declined to assert jurisdiction over the Northwestern University football players’ petition seeking union representation rendering the players unable to unionize under the auspices of the NLRB. The Board, however, explicitly limited its decision to the unusual circumstances of the case, avoiding broader questions involving the unionization of graduate student assistants and others.
 

Announcements

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Summer Institute

 

Participants at the 2015 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute in Denver. More photos on Flickr

Upcoming Events

October 30, 2015 to October 31, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

November 13, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

November 14, 2015 to November 15, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Council.