• 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 reclaiming the narrative of higher education by improving faculty voice and giving professors a larger say in choosing institutional leadership. 

  • Volume 5 of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom focuses on electronic communications and academic freedom.

  • Show your support for restoring colleges and universities as a public good by signing the AAUP Centennial Declaration. Add your name to the growing ranks of citizens who support free and open higher education, and new levels of engagement between campus and community.

  • 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 Policies

Civility

Recent calls by university administrators for civility have raised concerns over their potential to restrict extramural speech of faculty members. The AAUP has defended the right of faculty members to speak as citizens, since its inception.

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Survey

Teaching Evaluation

The AAUP's Committee on Teaching, Research, and Publications has developed a survey to find out about faculty experiences with teaching evaluations. Please help by taking thesurvey!

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AAUP Elections

Call for Nominations

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

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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 AAUP commends the University of Oregon faculty senate on its stand against the administration’s attempt to subvert faculty governance and weaken academic standards as means to undermine a potential Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation's strike.

The AAUP's Committee on Teaching, Research, and Publications has developed a survey, and urges you to provide us with information about your institution and your experience with faculty teaching evaluations.

Show your support for restoring colleges and universities as a public good by signing the AAUP Centennial Declaration.

The organizations will work together as partner organizations in "defense and promotion of academic freedom, shared university governance, and the economic security of all those engaged in teaching and research in higher education." 

"You know, it amounts to the Koch brothers' foundation basically trying to buy a position on the faculty. And that certainly is a threat to academic freedom," Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the AAUP, told NPR.

“It is about fair treatment and respect, so that they can teach their courses and help their students,” Susan Michalczyk, AAUP second vice-president, said. “Benefits, salary, knowing one has a job, are all serious concerns.”

According to an April report by the AAUP, education does not seem to be the number-one priority of many universities. The AAUP report shows that spending for athletics at four-year public universities increased from 2004 to 2011 by approximately 24.8 percent. Meanwhile, spending on academic support remained stagnant, and research expenditures actually decreased.

AAUP-CBC Chair Howard Bunsis examines the University of North Carolina-Greensboro's budget in detail. Read the story and download the .pdf to see the entire presentation.

December 3, 2014

Is your chapter negotiating over health care? Do you need to know more about PPOs, HMOs, HDHPs, and HSAs? Join us in a webinar on Negotiating Health Care in Your Collective Bargaining Agreements.

January 31, 2015

The AAUP-CBC Western Regional Meeting will be at California State University, Los Angeles, in the Los Angeles Room on the 3rd floor of the Student Union building on Saturday, January 31st from 8:30am-5pm.

April 18, 2015

The AAUP-CBC Spring Regional Meeting will be at the University of Cincinnati in 400B of the Tangeman University Center from 8:30am-5pm on Saturday, April 18th.

June 11, 2015

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 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. Proposals will be accepted through December 10.

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

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