The Redbook


The entire table of contents of the AAUP's Policy Documents and Reports (the "Redbook") appears below. A selection of documents is available online by arrangement with Johns Hopkins University Press, which publishes the Redbook. Documents not available online may be requested from Nanette Crisologo.

Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Due Process

1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure with 1970 Interpretive Comments
1958 Statement on Procedural Standards in Faculty Dismissal Proceedings
Statement on Procedural Standards in the Renewal or Nonrenewal of Faculty Appointments
Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure
Committee A Statement on Extramural Utterances
Statement on Professors and Political Activity
Academic Freedom and Artistic Expression
On Freedom of Expression and Campus Speech Codes
On Collegiality as a Criterion for Faculty Evaluation
The “Limitations” Clause in the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure: Some Operating Guidelines
Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications
Verification and Trust: Background Investigations Preceding Faculty Appointment
Standards for Notice of Nonreappointment
On Crediting Prior Service Elsewhere as Part of the Probationary Period
On the Imposition of Tenure Quotas
Post-Tenure Review: An AAUP Response
Access to Faculty Personnel Files
The Status of Part-Time Faculty
Senior Appointments with Reduced Loads
On Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Appointments
College and University Academic and Professional Appointments
Contingent Appointments and the Academic Profession
Arbitration in Cases of Dismissal
Tenure in the Medical School
Academic Freedom in the Medical School
The Assignment of Course Grades and Student Appeals
Institutional Responsibility for Legal Demands on Faculty
Statement on Corporate Funding of Academic Research

College and University Government

Statement on Government of Colleges and Universities
On the Relationship of Faculty Governance to Academic Freedom
Faculty Participation in the Selection, Evaluation, and Retention of Administrators
On Institutional Problems Resulting from Financial Exigency: Some Operating Guidelines
The Role of the Faculty in Budgetary and Salary Matters
Governance Standards in Institutional Mergers and Acquisitions
Joint Statement on Faculty Status of College and University Librarians
Statement on Intercollegiate Athletics
The Faculty Role in the Reform of Intercollegiate Athletics: Principles and Recommended Practices

Professional Ethics

Statement on Professional Ethics
A Statement of the Association’s Council: Freedom and Responsibility
Statement on Plagiarism
Statement on Recruitment and Resignation of Faculty Members
The Ethics of Recruitment and Faculty Appointments
On Preventing Conflicts of Interest in Government-Sponsored Research at Universities
Statement on Conflicts of Interest
Statement on Multiple Authorship

Research and Teaching

Statement on Faculty Workload with Interpretive Comments
The Work of Faculty: Expectations, Priorities, and Rewards
Statement on Teaching Evaluation
Observations on the Association’s Statement on Teaching Evaluation

Distance Education and Intellectual Property

Statement on Distance Education
Statement on Copyright

Work and Family

Statement of Principles on Family Responsibilities and Academic Work
Faculty Appointment and Family Relationship
Faculty Child Care


On Discrimination
On Processing Complaints of Discrimination
Affirmative-Action Plans: Recommended Procedures for Increasing the Number of Minority Persons and Women on College and University Faculties
Sexual Harassment: Suggested Policy and Procedures for Handling Complaints
Consensual Relations between Faculty and Students
Due Process in Sexual-Harassment Complaints

Retirement and Leaves of Absence

Statement of Principles on Academic Retirement and Insurance Plans
Statement of Principles on Leaves of Absence

Collective Bargaining

Statement on Collective Bargaining
Statement on Academic Government for Institutions Engaged in Collective Bargaining
Arbitration of Faculty Grievances
Dismissal Proceedings in a Collective-Bargaining Setting Where Arbitration Substitutes for a Faculty Hearing

College and University Accreditation

The Role of the Faculty in the Accrediting of Colleges and Universities

Student Rights and Freedoms

Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students
Statement on Graduate Students


Constitution of the Association


I. 1915 Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure
II. Association Procedures in Academic Freedom and Tenure Cases
III. Standards for Investigations in the Area of College and University Government
IV. Selected Judicial Decisions and Scholarly Writings Referring to AAUP Standards