• The March-April issue of Academe consists of the Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession (commonly known as the "salary survey.")

  • Join us at the 2015 Summer Institute, cosponsored by the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC, for an intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars held at the University of Denver from July 23 to July 26.

  • 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.

  • Join your colleagues for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the annual business meeting of the AAUP.

  • 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.

Ohio Faculty Fighting for Union Rights

Faculty in Ohio fought to retain their rights in the face of anti-union legislation introduced in the state. The legislation revived an attack on unions that was roundly defeated by Ohio voters in 2011. Above, faculty at Wright State University filled the university president’s office while the AAUP-WSU chapter president met with the university president, David Hopkins. Update: The House Finance Committee passed Sub. HB 64 without the language that would have stripped faculty of their collective bargaining rights. Learn more.

The Redbook Is Here!

The eleventh edition of the AAUP's Policy Documents & Reports (known as the Redbook) is now available from Johns Hopkins University Press! The new edition has been thoroughly updated and contains core AAUP policy statements as well as new reports on timely topics.

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2015 Election Information

Ballots for the 2015 AAUP Council elections have been tallied, and election results are now available. Data on voting participation by chapter, as well as total vote tallies for all candidates, are online.

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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.

In a mail-in vote, affiliated faculty voted 184-3 to ratify a new contract. The new collectively bargained contract includes up to a 30% increase in some faculty’s pay, doubles professional development funding awards, and provides better job security.

For decades, the AAUP’s faculty salary surveys and compensation reports have been authoritative sources of information about the economic status of the profession.

The AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey is the only survey of its kind to include extensive information on benefits as well as salary.  This collaboration provides access to the most up-to-date data available on salary and benefits for the 2014–2015 academic year.

The AAUP recently signed on to public comments that seek to allow faculty members to access and use copyrighted audiovisual materials more easily.

"Two sources offer a more accurate picture of faculty salaries in the commonwealth. The AAUP publishes comprehensive data each year. The second source of information is more casual: Go to any major university in the commonwealth and compare the cars in the faculty lots with those in the student lots."

John McNay, president of the AAUP Ohio Conference, writes, "We know that genuine problems exist at Ohio’s colleges and universities that are making attendance more expensive for students. But when, on average, less that a quarter of college and university budgets are spent on faculty salaries and benefits, it is not possible to blame faculty for the high price of attending college."

In addition to addressing concerns of transparency, the information also has a lot of power; this information provides a comprehensive source that students, faculty and third parties can look to when comparing SU to other academic institutions. This data could be useful for students to better understand university finances.

"Certainly we know that what faculty do through shared governance does not amount to real decision-making authority," AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum said. "In light of what's been happening in Wisconsin, where there have been calls for the outright abolition of tenure and shared governance, it's pretty clear what these legislators are after. This amounts to a declaration of war on the faculty."

May 19, 2015

Conference and Chapter Committee A Matters

May 29, 2015

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

June 10, 2015

Join your colleagues for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the annual business meeting of the AAUP.

July 23, 2015

Please plan to join us at the University of Denver, July 23–26, 2015, for an intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars that will prepare you to organize your colleagues, stand up for academic freedom, and advocate for research and teaching as the core priority of higher education.

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

The January - February  issue of Academe focuses on the AAUP's centennial and looks back at the Association’s work over the past century.

The Early Bird rate for the annual conference ends on Midnight April 30. Don't miss out on this special rate!

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