• The AAUP will hold its Shared Governance Conference and Workshops September 30-October 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. Early registration ends August 19. Register now.

  • This issue of the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors features academic freedom and tenure investigative reports, governance investigative reports, a report on Title IX, annual reports, and other business documents.

  • 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

Wed, 08/17/2016  |  Chicago Tribune

A major ruling expected soon from the NLRB may recognize graduate students as university employees and entitled to protections under US law, including those related to collective bargaining. Matilda Stubbs, a graduate worker at Northwestern and Eric Powell, member of the University of Chicago's AAUP chapter Graduate Students United, describe what the decision may mean for them.

Tue, 08/16/2016  |  Des Moines Register

UNI professor and active AAUP member Daniel J. Power will co-chair the 20-member committee vetting applicants to replace former UNI President Bill Ruud. Regent Katie Mulholland, who will co-chair the committee, stated a commitment to an "open and transparent process, very similar to the last UNI presidential search process, which will bring candidates to campus in November for meetings with constituent groups prior to Board of Regents interviews of the finalists in December." She added, "The AAUP guidelines for university presidential searches provided the backbone for the UNI process."

Sun, 08/14/2016  |  Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio AAUP leaders Ron Jones and John McNay point out that as the University of Cincinnati spends less on students and more on athletics, students are also putting in more to the athletic program and the program's debt grows. "When UC doubles and triples down on athletics, it takes money away from students as a whole," they say. This out of control spending "deprives the students, the faculty, the city and the state of Ohio of resources that could truly bolster the academic mission of the university." 

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 National Labor Relations Board found today that student assistants working at private institutions are statutory employees with the right to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The  AAUP had filed an amicus brief in this case. "Graduate employees deserve a seat at the table and a voice in higher education. Collective bargaining can provide that," says Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress.

The AAUP Foundation Board has approved funds to cover registration fees for up to six faculty members to attend the AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops, with preference given to candidates who are likely to broaden the diversity of shared governance on their campuses. The conference will be held in Washington, DC, September 30-October 2, and applications for funding are due by September 15.

The AAUP celebrates the University of Northern Iowa's faculty union and administration accord on salary equity.

Announcements

Following an announcement earlier this year about a new subscription model for Academe ​magazine, the AAUP sent members instructions by e-mail on February 9 and May 5 about how to opt in to a print subscription by visiting this opt-in page and entering AAUP website usernames and passwords, included in the e-mail notification. 

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

See position descriptions and learn how to apply.

AAUP Activists

Participants at the 2015 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute in Denver. More photos on Flickr

Upcoming Events

August 25, 2016 to August 26, 2016

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

September 30, 2016 to October 2, 2016

Register today! Early registration ends August 19.

October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016

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

November 18, 2016

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.