• For the AAUP's June 14–18 conference, we invite proposals for presentations focused on student rights and freedoms. Possible topics include classroom rights, student activism, the student press, and more. Proposals are due by December 13.

  • The new issue of Academe focuses on race on campus and includes articles addressing issues related to student activism, implicit bias in the classroom, teaching the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the impact of austerity measures on higher education. 

  • The Journal is now accepting submissions for the 2017 volume through January 31, 2017.  We welcome scholarly articles on the status of academic freedom today, especially those exploring globalization, "civility," or the economics of academic freedom.

  • Our survey includes data on over 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the US. This year, for the first time, the survey includes data about faculty in part-time positions.

  • 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.

AAUP in the News

Tue, 11/29/2016  |  The State

Clemson University issued a statement defending the free speech of two of its faculty members, who are among three in South Carolina added to Turning Point USA's "Professor Watchlist." Brandon Inabinet, South Carolina AAUP conference president, warned about the list's impact on both faculty and students, commenting "If lists like this are used to find professors that agree with a student’s viewpoints, it really defeats the purpose of what a university is about.” 

Mon, 11/28/2016  |  New York Times

A new website accuses about 200 college professors of advancing “leftist propaganda in the classroom” and discriminating against conservative students. The AAUP's Joerg Tiede said, “There is a continuing cycle of these sorts of things. They serve the same purpose: to intimidate individuals from speaking plainly in their classrooms or in their publications," adding the site could be used to harass professors or sabotage them from gaining jobs or promotions.

Tue, 11/22/2016  |  Hechinger Report

Andre Perry comments on the importance of upholding AAUP standards for postsecondary education and on the threats to academic freedom for teachers at all levels after an election that has devalued truth. "Power is truth’s biggest enemy. Not only must educational institutions defend the practice of tenure, we must vigorously protect (through tenure) educators who expose America’s biggest lie – the idea of white superiority."

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.

AAUP Updates

The American Association of University Professors, the College Media Association, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the Student Press Law Center released a report, Threats to the Independence of Student Media, shining a light on threats to student media and reaffirming and expanding upon basic principles of a free student press.

We condemn the spike in hate crimes and harassment on campus since the election. We call on faculty and administrators to speak out against them and to support all efforts to ensure that campus communities are welcoming and inclusive, including through the establishment of sanctuary campuses to protect undocumented students.

The American Association of University Professors joined the American Federation of Teachers, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and more than 100 other organizations in a letter calling on president-elect Donald Trump to denounce acts of hate on college campuses and elsewhere.

Announcements

As of July 2016, AAUP members who wish to receive a print subscription to Academe ​magazine must opt in to do so, at no charge. Those who do not opt in to print will receive an electronic subscription by default. To opt in, you will need to enter your AAUP website login information here: opt-in page.

For its next volume, the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom seeks scholarly articles exploring the status of academic freedom as concept and reality today. Submissions are due by January 31.

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

E-mail Updates

AAUP Activists

Participants in the AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute. More photos on Flickr

Upcoming Events

June 2, 2017 to June 3, 2017

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

June 14, 2017 to June 18, 2017

The 2017 AAUP Annual Conference includes presentations, awards, a lobbying day, and business meetings.