AAUP Updates

The AAUP has appointed a committee to formally investigate three cases at St. Edward University in Austin,Texas. The cases involve the dismissal of two long-serving tenured associate professors without affording them academic due process, and the nonrenewal of a tenure-track assistant professor without providing adequate notice and an appropriate appeal procedure.

The Oregon Employment Relations Board officially certified United Academics of Oregon State University Wednesday, capping a three-year organizing effort by hundreds of teaching and research faculty in a variety of jobs and academic disciplines.

Today, a narrow majority of US Supreme Court justices issued a long awaited decision in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, a case advanced by wealthy special interests. Although this decision was not unexpected, we are disappointed by the opinion of the majority. At issue was whether non-union members, who share in the wages, benefits, and protections that have been negotiated into a collectively bargained contract, may be required to pay their fair share for the cost. The court ruled that they may not. Make no mistake, our fight as AAUP members to have a positive impact on our colleges and universities, to strengthen public higher education, and to protect academic freedom is not over.

Upcoming Events

July 19, 2018 to July 22, 2018

The 2018 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to the University of New Hampshire in scenic Durham, New Hampshire, July 19–22.

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.

AAUP in the News

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.


Thu, 06/28/2018  |  The Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle spoke with William B. Gould IV, a former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board who is also an emeritus law professor at Stanford University, about what the ruling could mean for public colleges and the labor movement broadly. 

Mon, 06/18/2018  |  Omaha World-Herald

UNL now is one of 56 institutions on the AAUP’s censure list. A censure means the AAUP believes a college’s leaders have failed to live up to principles of tenure and academic freedom formed in 1940 by the AAUP and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green said Saturday that he was disappointed by the AAUP’s decision.

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.

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

See open positions and learn how to apply.