AAUP Policy Statements & Reports
Trends in Instructional Staff Employment, 1975-2011. A report showing the growth in non-tenure-track appointments. (Revised April 2013)
Statement on the Affordable Care Act and Part-Time Faculty Positions (April 2013)
Tenure and Teaching-Intensive Appointments. 2010. A report approved for publication by the Committee on Contingency and the Profession.
Looking the Other Way? Accreditation Standards and Part-Time Faculty. 2008. A report approved for publication by the Committee on Contingent Faculty and the Profession.
Part-time Faculty Appointments. Section 13 of the Recommended Institutional Regulations on Academic Freedom and Tenure. 2006.
AAUP Contingent Faculty Index 2006. Provides data specific to individual college and university campuses on the number of full-time faculty with and without tenure, the number of part-time faculty, and the number of graduate student employees.
Contingent Appointments and the Academic Profession. 2003.
The Applicability of the Standards for Notice of Nonreappointment to All Full-Time Faculty Members on Renewable Term Appointments. 1995.
The Status of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty. 1993.
Reports of AAUP Investigations in Cases Involving Contingent Faculty
North Idaho College. 2009. (part-time faculty)
Nicholls State University. 2008. (non-tenure-track faculty)
University of New Haven. 2008. (non-tenure-track faculty)
City University of New York. 2004. (part-time faculty)
East Texas Baptist University. 2003. (non-tenure-track faculty)
Tiffin University. 2002. (non-tenure-track faculty)
Clarkson College. (.pdf) 1993 .(non-tenure-track faculty)
Maryland Institute College of Art. (.pdf) 1988. (non-tenure-track faculty)
American International College. (.pdf) 1983. (non-tenure-track faculty)
Bloomsburg State College. 1969. (non-tenure-track faculty) Available upon request from the AAUP’s Department of Academic Freedom and Tenure by calling (202) 737-5900.
Frank Phillips College. (.pdf) 1968. (non-tenure-track faculty)
AAUP Actions & Initiatives
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor. A network of activists involved in contingent faculty issues.
Coalition on the Academic Workforce. An organization formed in 1997 by over a dozen disciplinary and professional associations to disseminates information on contingency and its implications.
Campus Equity Week. A biennial week of action drawing attention to academic contingent work.
Contingent Faculty Fund. A special fund dedicated to supporting work on issues relating to contingent faculty appointments.
Collective Bargaining. Many local AAUP chapters act as the collective bargaining agents for campus faculty, often including non-tenure-track part- or full-time faculty.
Outlines From the Legal Office
Legal Issues In Academic Research. 2003. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Presented at the Legal Issues in Higher Education: 13th Annual Conference.
Lives In The Balance: Compensation, Workloads And Program Implications. 2003. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Presented at the Legal Issues in Higher Education 13th Annual Conference.
Tenure: Current Perspectives and Challenges . 2002. By Donna R. Euben, AAUP Counsel. Informational outline.
Other AAUP Resources
Background Facts on Contingent Faculty. 2005.
Starting Campus Coalitions. A guide by AAUP associate secretary Richard Moser.
The New Academic Labor System, Corporatization, and the Renewal of Academic Citizenship. 2001. By Richard Moser.
How to Help Adjuncts. March 13, 2007. By Gwendolyn Bradley. Inside Higher Education. Op-ed piece discussing the over-use and needs of contingent faculty.
How Over-Reliance on Contingent Appointments Diminishes Faculty Involvement in Student Learning. 2002. By Ernst Benjamin. Peer Review, Volume 5, Number 1.
Contingent Faculty & Collective Bargaining
Links to Other Organizations
Coalition on the Academic Workforce: http://www.academicworkforce.org.
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor International
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor: California: http://www.cocal-ca.org.
Coalition of Contingent Academic Labor: Chicago: http://www.chicagococal.org.
National Postdoctoral Association's database of institutional policies in postdocs: http://www.nationalpostdoc.org/policy/219-institutional-policy-database
Degrees of Shame, a thirty-minute documentary by Barbara Wolf about the prevalence and working conditions of faculty in contingent positions.