• The call for papers for the 2016 Journal of Academic Freedom requests articles that explore how global partnerships in higher education impact academic freedom.

  • Registration for the June 15-19 Annual Conference is now open! Presenters must register by the March 15 deadline. Early bird registration for non-presenters ends on April 15.

  • The new issue of Academe shines a spotlight on faculty in the media and examines bias in academia, the distorted priorities of the stock market, and other topics.

  • 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.

AAUP in the News

Tue, 02/02/2016  |  The Columbia Missourian

Hans-Joerg Tiede, associate secretary of the AAUP, sent a letter to University of Missouri Interim Chancellor Hank Foley Tuesday calling for Melissa Click to be reinstated to her normal faculty duties. By not affording Click a hearing prior to suspending her, it appears that she has been denied academic due process under widely accepted AAUP standards and principles.

Sat, 01/30/2016  |  The Capital Times

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents soon meets about contentious proposals on tenure policy. UW faculty members express concerns that permitting layoffs to accommodate program changes short of discontinuation increases the risk that faculty could be targeted for controversial research or unpopular speech.


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AAUP Updates

The AAUP and the AFT-Wisconsin issued a statement on draft policies on tenure issued by University of Wisconsin regents, which incorporate a number of sound elements, but fall short in other areas.

The ASC Nominations Committee for the 2016 elections issued its final report today. The Secretary, Treasurer, and Member-at-Large seats will be elected by delegates to the June 17 ASC meeting in Washington, DC.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of AAUP associate general secretary Jordan E. Kurland. Jordan was a member of the AAUP staff for more than fifty years and carried out his responsibilities with dedication, skill, and passion. He will be sorely missed.


The call for papers for Volume 7 of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom focuses on the academic freedom implications of American universities' global partnerships. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2016.

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

AAUP Activists

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

Upcoming Events

March 18, 2016 to March 19, 2016

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee

June 3, 2016 to June 4, 2016

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