Civility

Recent calls by university administrators for civility have raised concerns over their potential to restrict extramural speech of faculty members. The AAUP has defended the right of faculty members to speak as citizens, since its inception. See our main policies on this topic.

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The Redbook Is Here!

The eleventh edition of the AAUP's Policy Documents & Reports (known as the Redbook) is now available from Johns Hopkins University Press! The new edition has been thoroughly updated and contains core AAUP policy statements as well as new reports on timely topics.

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Organizing

Our local toolkit contains information on how to start an AAUP chapter on your campus, plus members-only resources to help local AAUP leaders build strong chapters and conferences, work with state and local governments, communicate effectively, and plan events. 

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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.

The AAUP seeks a book review editor for Academe, our bimonthly magazine. The book review editor’s primary responsibilities include identifying books for review, soliciting book reviews, and editing first drafts of reviews for content.

Concerns about recent attempts to undermine shared governance at the University of Oregon have not subsided.

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board published a significant decision involving the organizing rights of private-sector faculty members.

National Labor Relations Board decision significantly expands the right of employees, including faculty at private institutions, to use their employers' e-mail systems for union organizing.

Michael Berube explains the process of an investigation.

This article about best practices for personal electronic communications quotes from the AAUP's statement on Academic Freedom and Electronic Communications.

Dan Mcguire says,“My key objection is that action was taken against a professor without due process. I decided to write the letter because I’m a believer in due process. I’m a long term member (of the AAUP), which is really the premier of academic freedom and integrity. Their strongest process is due process.”

In his letter, the chancellor says that he and the board plan to “deliver a more rich and diverse set of programs to all our students regardless of location.” But the severe cuts at the University of Southern Maine were so unfairly and thoughtlessly carried out that the AAUP will investigate. An AAUP investigation is an unusual event.

January 31, 2015

The AAUP-CBC Western Regional Meeting will be at California State University, Los Angeles, in the Los Angeles Room on the 3rd floor of the Student Union building on Saturday, January 31st from 8:30am-5pm.

February 10, 2015

This webinar will guide you through the process of establishing and carrying out a bargaining agenda to address the issues of most direct concern to contingent faculty.

March 7, 2015

The AAUP Assembly AAUP Assembly of State Conferences will present a regional workshop series at Georgia State University in the 8th floor conference room of the SunTrust Building on March 7, 2015.

March 27, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom—a peer-reviewed, online, open access publication—seeks scholarly submissions for its 2015 volume.

The AAUP Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will be held June 11–14, 2015, in conjunction with the AAUP Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Proposals will be accepted through December 10.

If you are an AAUP member who would prefer to read Academe online, consider opting out of the print edition. Opt out of the print edition by filling out this form.

The May–June issue of Academe gets down to the nuts and bolts of faculty work.