• The new volume, edited by Jennifer H. Ruth, examines the status of academic freedom in Hong Kong, India, and Africa; historical, theoretical, and practical notions of academic freedom; and the 1960s Genovese affair at Rutgers University.

  • The current issue of Academe considers the competing priorities of higher education. Articles address the growing threat of corporatization, pressures on faculty to perform and conform, and the potential for institutions to better serve our communities and our planet.

  • 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

Fri, 10/14/2016  |  Miami Valley Full Employment Council

Logan Martinez discusses the Wright State University budget crisis, its origins, its effects on faculty, staff, and students, and wider implications of the corporatization of public universities with AAUP members and leaders Adrian Corbett, John McNair, Sirisha Naidu, Tom Rooney, and WSU lecturer Andrea Harris. 

Tue, 10/11/2016  |  Chronicle of Higher Education

Academic Analytics, a company seeking to provide data on faculty productivity, has come under fire for providing inaccurate and insufficient data. Georgetown decided to drop the service. David Hughes, president of Rutgers AAUP-AFT, said, "Our objection, fundamentally, is that these corporate-derived measurement tools, if successful, will narrow scholarly life." 

Thu, 10/06/2016  |  Atlantic

Universities’ executive, administrative, and managerial offices continued to grow during the recession, even as budgets were cut and tuition increased. Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, weighs in.


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    The AAUP's annual report on faculty compensation.
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    Advice on navigating faculty handbooks, the FMLA, and more.

AAUP Updates

The following statement was issued by Rudy Fichtenbaum, President of the American Association

Today, the AAUP urged the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to conduct a national search for the president of Kennesaw State University with full participation from faculty. The letter points out the board of regents' decision to recommend the appointment of attorney general Samuel Olens without a full search or faculty input is at odds with widely observed principles of academic governance. 

Graduate employees at the University of Chicago have overwhelmingly re-affirmed their choice to organize for collective bargaining with the AAUP, AFT and IFT.


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.

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

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AAUP Activists

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

Upcoming Events

October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016

The AAUP Assembly of State Conferences will present a regional workshop series at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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.