• The new volume, edited by Michael Bérubé, examines academic freedom issues relating to the Steven Salaita case, unionization, Catholic institutions, IRBs, Title IX, and more. 

  • The new issue of Academe looks at how we can sharpen our professional focus and resist the corporatization of higher education.

  • 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

Fri, 10/09/2015  |  NPR

Many older faculty members remain in tenured positions long past traditional retirement age, even when offered attractive buyout packages. AAUP senior researcher John Barnshaw said, "Faculty are not immune from the larger economic challenges that the U.S. and the larger economy face . . . They maybe had planned to retire because they hit a certain financial threshold, but then they had a setback." He also noted many institutions are eager to replace tenured older faculty with cheaper adjunct faculty.

Fri, 10/09/2015  |  Inside Higher Ed

The Connecticut State University system is entering contract negotiations with a wish list that includes provisions for transferring tenured faculty to other campuses without guaranteeing tenure, making new librarians and counselors ineligible for tenure, and increasing caps on part-time faculty. Vijay Nair, president of CSU's four-campus AAUP chapter, said “I am shocked and bewildered by these proposals . . . We have never seen anything so harsh.”

Thu, 10/08/2015  |  Cincinnati Enquirer

Miami University and Ohio AAUP leaders Karen Dawisha, Keith Tuma, and John McNay warn that the university's decision to conduct a secret presidential search goes against the norm and undermines shared governance. "What has happened at the University of Iowa is a cautionary tale . . . Miami has a chance to take a different road and to make a choice based on maximum feedback from all concerned parties – faculty, students, staff, alumni and the administration." 


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AAUP Updates

The AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be held June 15-19, 2016, in conjunction with the AAUP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. As we move into our second century, we invite reflection on racial, social, and labor justice in higher education.

The AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom seeks scholarly articles that assess the impact on academic freedom of American universities’ partnerships with, and branch campuses and programs in, authoritarian countries. More general treatments of the “global university” and articles that address other major challenges to traditional notions of academic freedom are also welcome.

Part-time faculty at the Los Angeles campus of Emerson College wrote to college president Lee Pelton requesting recognition for all part-time faculty at Emerson LA to become a part of an existing union of part-time faculty at Emerson College. Part-time faculty at the college’s main campus in Boston are represented in collective bargaining by the Affiliated Faculty of Emerson College, which is affiliated with the American Association of University Professors (AFEC-AAUP).


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

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Participants at the 2015 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute in Denver. More photos on Flickr

Upcoming Events

October 20, 2015

Learn how to build a chapter or conference website.

October 30, 2015 to October 31, 2015

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

November 13, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.