AAUP Policies & Reports

08.23.2013 | Agency-Fee Audits

Information about agency-fee audits.

03.21.2012 | AAUP Audit Reports

Audited reports of the AAUP's financial statements from the past three years.

Academic Freedom and Tenure Investigative Reports

2015 | Academic Freedom and Tenure: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, A Supplementary Report on a Censured Administration

Report questions hasty actions by administration, procedures followed, and low tolerance for profanity at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

2015 | Academic Freedom and Tenure: Felician College

This report concerns the cases of seven full- time faculty members at Felician College, most of them long-serving, who were notified in late January (along with nine colleagues who did not contact the AAUP) that their services were being terminated in June. The administration initially attributed its actions to a decline in enrollment that it claimed had resulted in financial exigency. The report also discusses the deplorable conditions for academic freedom and faculty governance in the absence of a tenure system.

College and University Governance Reports

2015 | College and University Governance: University of Iowa

This report describes departures from shared governance standards in the hiring of new University of Iowa President J. Bruce Harreld, appointed by the Iowa Board of Regents in spite of overwhelming objections from faculty. The investigation found that in contrast to historical practice at the university, which had been to involve faculty fully in presidential searches, the board designed this search process specifically to prevent any meaningful faculty role in the selection of the final candidate.

2015 | College and University Governance: Union County College

This report describes severe departures from generally accepted standards of academic governance at Union County College in Cranford, New Jersey and details how the administration sharply diminished the role and influence of the faculty in the college’s governance system. 

Standing Committee and Subcommittee Reports

2016 | Higher Education at a Crossroads: The Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, 2015-16

Last year full-time continuing faculty experienced an inflation-adjusted increase in salary exceeding 2 percent for the first time since the Great Recession began more than seven years ago. This year, inflation-adjusted full-time continuing faculty salaries increased by 2.7 percent. Table A provides four decades of data on the percentage change in average salaries in both nominal (actual dollar) and real (inflation-adjusted) terms from one year to the next for all full-time continuing faculty whose institutions participated in the AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey.

2016 | The History, Uses and Abuses of Title IX

A draft report, released for comment, evaluates the history and current uses of Title IX and identifies tensions between current interpretations of Title IX and the academic freedom essential for campus life to thrive. The report makes recommendations for how best to address the problem of campus sexual assault and harassment while also protecting academic freedom, free speech, and due process.

Audit Reports

08.23.2013 | Agency-Fee Audits

Information about agency-fee audits.

03.21.2012 | AAUP Audit Reports

Audited reports of the AAUP's financial statements from the past three years.