• The line that appears on the cover of the May–June 2015 issue of Academe, “I’ll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it,” is from Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall.” To teach well, we have to do just what Dylan says—and we have to believe it in order to do it.

  • 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.

  • Join us at the 2015 Summer Institute, cosponsored by the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC, for an intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars held at the University of Denver from July 23 to July 26.

  • 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

Mon, 07/06/2015  |  Chronicle of Higher Education

"Whenever a really big academic-freedom case spills out like this, it often has a salutary effect in that people have concrete discussions about what does it mean, what is appropriate discussion. That is a good thing," says Henry F. Reichman, chairman of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Wed, 07/01/2015  |  The Advocate

Read the AAUP's letter (.pdf) to LSU's president and chancellor referenced in this article.

Wed, 07/01/2015  |  Inside Higher Ed

“If the Supreme Court rules that ‘fair share’ violates the First Amendment rights of public employees, they would transform the entire public sector into right to work, more appropriately named ‘right to freeload,’” said Rudy Fichtenbaum, AAUP president.

Mon, 06/29/2015  |  Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Academic freedom is an important concept in higher education — so much so that the AAUP formally censures institutions that try to prevent faculty members from publishing legitimate research results that might be controversial or politically unpopular."


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AAUP Updates

As the Supreme Court takes up the Friedrichs case, the AAUP and AAUP-CBC stand with all of labor in defending collective bargaining rights for public sector workers.

AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum told the 101st annual meeting that we need a bigger and more inclusive AAUP to fight concerted political attacks on higher education as a public good.

The AAUP's 101st Annual Meeting passed a resolution that voiced concerns regarding the proposals for action by the Wisconsin legislature later this month.

Censure by the AAUP informs the academic community that the administration of an institution has not adhered to generally recognized principles of academic freedom and tenure. With these actions, fifty-six institutions are currently on the censure list.


At its November 2014 meetings, the AAUP national Council clarified their policy on payment of dues for the determination of chapter voting strength.

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.

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

Birthday Celebration

AAUP first vice president Henry Reichman and president Rudy Fichtenbaum look on as the cake is cut at our centennial party on June 13.

Attack on Tenure and Due Process

The Wisconsin legislature is poised to vote on radical alterations to tenure and shared governance. The AAUP has been working with UW faculty in their fight to preserve quality higher ed in Wisconsin. Also, see a letter from AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum and the text of a resolution passed by the 101st Annual Meeting.

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Upcoming Events

July 23, 2015

Please plan to join us at the University of Denver, July 23–26, 2015, for an intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars that will prepare you to organize your colleagues, stand up for academic freedom, and advocate for research and teaching as the core priority of higher education.

August 14, 2015

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.