• 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.

  • The current issue focuses on the AAUP's centennial and looks back at the Association’s work over the past century.

  • 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.

National Adjunct Walkout Day


Dozens of AAUP chapters conducted tabling, held teach-ins, lobby days, films screenings, and other activities as part of National Adjunct Walkout Day, a grassroots effort that highlighted faculty labor issues.

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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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Organizing

Our local toolkit contains information on how to start an AAUP chapter on your campus, plus members-only resources to help local AAUP leaders build strong chapters and conferences, work with state and local governments, communicate effectively, and plan events. 

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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.

The National AAUP's main switchboard is temporarily down. You can still reach us by dialing your party's extension or by e-mail. See our list of extensions and e-mails.

The administration of NYU has maintained that its Abu Dhabi campus will observe the AAUP’s principles on academic freedom and that all faculty and students will be free to enter and leave the country without undue restriction. Professor Ross’s experience raises considerable doubt about these claims.

It is AAUP practice to share confidential preliminary drafts of investigative reports with key parties, including the administration of the institution under investigation. The purpose is to solicit comments and corrections so the final report will be as fair and accurate as possible. MD Anderson has taken the unusual step of releasing such a report to the media.

The AAUP urges University of Wisconsin System president Ray Cross and the chancellors of the UW System institutions to stand in opposition to Governor Walker’s proposal to transform the University of Wisconsin System into a public authority.

"Invoking the expertise of the AAUP and NCSE, the statement concludes by affirming that 'the AFT encourages and expects science teachers, in presenting evolution and other topics, to understand, respect[,] and communicate the consensus of the scientific community, in order to present the science curriculum effectively to their students."

The AAUP says that it’s a matter of academic freedom that professors retain the right to partner with whomever they choose for research -- as long as they freely and clearly disclose the relationship. Robert O’Neil, former AAUP General Counsel , said the same logic should govern institutional relationships and sponsorships.

The AAUP's president Rudy Fichtenbaum and past president Cary Nelson discuss Ohio State's new proposed intellectual property policy. Still in early draft stage, many faculty fear that it would give the school a claim to profits from books, articles, software and other works they create.

A report by the AAUP found pay for bureaucrats surpassing salaries for teachers, especially adjuncts and part-timers. Between 1978 and 2014, the number of administrative jobs rose 369 percent while the number of part-time faculty increased 286 percent. Full-time tenured or tenure-track academic positions increased only 23 percent.

March 27, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

April 14, 2015

How to Read a Faculty Handbook

April 18, 2015

The AAUP-CBC Spring Regional Meeting will be at the University of Cincinnati in 400B of the Tangeman University Center from 9:00am-3:30pm on Saturday, April 18th.

May 19, 2015

Conference and Chapter Committee A Matters

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 AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom—a peer-reviewed, online, open access publication—seeks scholarly submissions for its 2015 volume.

The AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be held June 11–14, 2015, in conjunction with the AAUP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. March 15, 2015 is the deadline for all presenters to register.