• The new issue of Academe looks ahead to the AAUP's second century as a voice for scholars on campus and in the public sphere. 

  • The 2015 volume, edited by Michael Bérubé, examines academic freedom issues relating to the Steven Salaita case, unionization, Catholic institutions, IRBs, Title IX, and more. 

  • 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, 11/13/2015  |  Inside Higher Ed

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced a $875,000 settlement on Thursday in its dispute with Steven Salaita, who was "unhired" in 2014 due to his controversial anti-Israel tweets. Noting that it was premature to say how the settlement would affect UIUC's current status as a censured institution, Henry Reichman, chair of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure, said the association is "willing and able to continue working with the university to see it get off the censure list."

Tue, 11/10/2015  |  Chicago Tribune

The University of Illinois has reached a tentative settlement with Steven Salaita, whose offer of a tenured position at the Urbana-Champaign campus was rescinded in August 2014 due to Salaita's anti-Israel comments on Twitter. The university's trustees will vote on the settlement Thursday. The AAUP censured the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign following a report concluding that its actions "cast a pall of uncertainty over the degree to which academic freedom is understood and respected."


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AAUP Updates

A report out from the AAUP finds severe departures from generally accepted standards of academic governance and details how the administration at the New Jersey community college sharply diminished the role and influence of the faculty in the college’s governance system.

In a statement issued today, the AAUP and three other groups support efforts to make college campuses as safe and weapon-free as possible. We oppose “campus carry” laws and encourage colleges and universities to embrace critical incident planning that includes faculty and staff and to advise all faculty and staff of these plans. 

Long-serving full-time faculty members on renewable term appointments should be afforded the same procedural protections against involuntary separation as tenured faculty members.


The Association’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2016. Nominations are due by Monday, December 14, 2015.

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

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A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee

June 15, 2016 to June 19, 2016

Information about the 2016 AAUP Annual Conference, which includes presentations, awards, a lobbying day, and business meetings.

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A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.