AAUP Election Results

The total number of ballots received in the AAUP election was 4,501. There were 68 ballots voided. The total number of ballots counted was 4,433. See the complete results!

Organizing

We heartily congratulate AAUP collective bargaining chapters at the University of Cincinnati, Portland State University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, who have reached agreements with their administrations in recent weeks, in each case following prolonged negotiations.

Academic Freedom

The administration of Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago violated principles of academic freedom when it denied tenure to a candidate who had opposed its wishes in a dispute between linguistics faculty and teachers of English as a second language (TESL), concludes an AAUP investigating committee in this new report.

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.

Ballots for the 2014 national officer and council elections have been tallied. Wright State University professor Rudy Fichtenbaum has been elected to another term as president of the AAUP. See the complete results.

This spring, for the first time in its 35-year history, the Portland State University AAUP chapter voted to strike. Instead, on the scheduled strike date of April 16, chapter members found themselves celebrating a 97 percent ratification vote for a new contract.

We heartily congratulate AAUP collective bargaining chapters at the University of Cincinnati, Portland State University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, who have reached agreements with their administrations in recent weeks, in each case following prolonged negotiations.

AAUP brief urges the NLRB to look closely at claims that private-college faculty have too much managerial power to have collective bargaining rights under the National Labor Relations Act.

"Even within the spending that the college or university has available, the priorities have been going increasingly to areas other than the academic mission," AAUP Director of Research John Curtis tells Maine Public Radio.  Listen or read the story.

UIC has agreed to a tentative contract with the United Faculty Union, whose members went on a two-day strike in February seeking what they called a living wage for full-time, non-tenure-track professors and better pay for tenure-line faculty, among other goals.

"The Oregon State University chapter of the AAUP conducted a survey of OSU’s faculty. The findings weren’t favorable. They actually startled us."

During last week’s title games, the announcers, the experts and the sideline reporters did not engage in in-depth discussions of the AAUP report or the Sperber book. The fans glued to the TV screens would not have welcomed a conversation on the topic.

June 6, 2014

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

June 11, 2014

Join your colleagues for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the annual business meeting of the AAUP. Registration is now open!

July 17, 2014

August 4, 2014

The eleventh biennial conference of the Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor will take place in New York City from August 4 through 6, 2014. Visit http://cocalinternational.org/ for more details.

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Join your colleagues for the AAUP’s Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education and the annual business meeting of the AAUP. Registration for the meeting is now open!

The AAUP's National office is closed on Monday, March 3, due to a snow storm.

The total number of ballots received in the AAUP election was 4,501. There were 68 ballots voided. The total number of ballots counted was 4,433. See the complete results!