AAUP Updates

Today the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure released a statement calling on public universities to stop requiring speakers and others to pledge that they do not now, nor will they in the future, endorse the boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement (BDS).

Today the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure has released a letter sent to the Israeli government about the interrogation, subsequent expulsion, and apparent banning from Israel of Columbia Law School professor Katherine Franke in April. 

The AAUP joined with the American Council on Education and thirty-five other higher education associations in filing an amicus brief in federal court this week opposing a challenge to race-based admissions at Harvard University. We argue that “a diverse student body is essential to educational objectives of colleges and universities, and that each institution should be able to exercise its academic judgment to determine within broad limits the diversity that will advance its own particular mission.”

Upcoming Events

August 17, 2018 to August 19, 2018

A retreat for AAUP Executive Committee members and AAUP-CBC officers.

October 26, 2018 to October 27, 2018

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

November 16, 2018

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

AAUP in the News

Wed, 08/01/2018  |  Inside Higher Education

Online instructors at Colorado Mesa University get paid per student for overtime hours. Now the institution is tweaking a model that's enticing to instructors but may not be best for students. But Howard Bunsism, professor of accounting at Eastern Michigan University, points out; "Higher education should always be about the learning experience. When you pay people this way, it really doesn’t coincide with that mission and what we’re really trying to accomplish."

Wed, 07/18/2018  |  Austin-American Statesman

In defending its policy allowing the concealed carry of handguns in classrooms, the University of Texas has taken a surprising position in a federal appeals court — that individual professors do not have academic freedom.

Wed, 07/11/2018  |  Associated Press

Attorneys for three University of Texas professors asked a federal appeals court to revive their challenge of a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses. Attorney for the professors said national studies and the views of national professional organizations, including the American Association of University Professors, attest to the harm guns in a classroom can do to academic freedom.

Wed, 06/27/2018  |  Corvallis Gazette-Times

After a lengthy organizing push, faculty members at Oregon State University now have a union.

The Oregon Employment Relations Board announced on Wednesday that United Academics of Oregon State University has been certified as the exclusive bargaining representative for teaching and research faculty at OSU.


E-mail Updates



The AAUP is seeking well-qualified professionals to submit proposals to facilitate the upcoming AAUP Executive Committee retreat which will be held August 17-19, 2018, in Washington, DC.

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See open positions and learn how to apply.