• The line that appears on the cover of the May–June 2015 issue of Academe, “I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it,” is from Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” To teach well, we have to do just what Dylan says—and we have to believe it in order to do it.

  • 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

Thu, 07/16/2015  |  Daily Cardinal: University of Wisconsin - Madison

In addition to no longer having tenure defined by state statutes, in 2014-’15, UW-Madison ranked lowest among 11 “peer schools” in terms of average salaries paid to full professors, falling 11 percent behind the median salary of those schools, according to an AAUP report.

Wed, 07/15/2015  |  Riverfront Times

Even as administrators' salaries have grown exponentially, so too has the percentage of college-level instructors who are part-time adjuncts. In 1975, 43 percent of U.S. college instructors were adjuncts or contingent workers, according to the AAUP. By 2011, that figure had climbed to 70 percent.

Fri, 07/10/2015  |  Advocate

“Maybe to a few people it’s unsettling, but we have a case where the worst things she is accused of doing are, at regular, secular universities, run-of-the-mill stuff these days,” said Jordan E. Kurland, the AAUP’s associate general secretary. “Nobody would bat an eye.”


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AAUP Updates

In the wake of legislative attacks on higher education in the state, we call on regents, administrators, and faculty and academic staff in Wisconsin to work together to develop policies in line with AAUP standards.

This supplementary report  will only be the seventh such report ever issued by the AAUP. For further background on LSU, see Academic Freedom and Tenure: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge issued in 2011.

As the Supreme Court takes up the Friedrichs case, the AAUP and AAUP-CBC stand with all of labor in defending collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum told the 101st annual meeting that we need a bigger and more inclusive AAUP to fight concerted political attacks on higher education as a public good.


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

If you are an AAUP member who would prefer to read Academe online, consider opting out of the print edition. Opt out of the print edition by filling out this form.

Did you know that AAUP has an online career center to help colleges and universities connect with qualified applicants? 

Birthday Celebration

AAUP first vice president Henry Reichman and president Rudy Fichtenbaum look on as the cake is cut at our centennial party on June 13.

Attack on Tenure and Due Process

The Wisconsin legislature is poised to vote on radical alterations to tenure and shared governance. The AAUP has been working with UW faculty in their fight to preserve quality higher ed in Wisconsin. Also, see a letter from AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum and the text of a resolution passed by the 101st Annual Meeting.

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