• The 2017 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to University of Cincinnati. From July 27 to July 30, more than two hundred other higher education professionals from around the country will gather for four days of exciting workshops and special programs. Register now!

  • Our 2016–17 Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, based on the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the United States, includes comparisons by rank and information on gender-based disparity, administrative pay, regional variation, and part-time faculty.

  • The AAUP is a partner with the March for Science. On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, scientists and their supporters will march on Washington and in satellite marches around the world to affirm the importance and independence of scientific research and evidence-based policies. 

  • You can support the AAUP Foundation—which promotes academic freedom and funds AAUP investigations—while also reducing your tax bill. Ways to give with likely tax benefits include IRA rollovers, gifts of stock or securities, and bequests in your will.

  • Donald Trump's executive order banning entry to the United States for people from some Muslim-majority countries affects large numbers of faculty and students. The AAUP urges you to sign a statement of solidarity against this discriminatory ban.

  • The AAUP works toward a reality in which institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good. We believe that faculty play an important role in a free society and that academic freedom requires and supports a democracy that thrives on dissent, critical inquiry, free speech, and free research. 

AAUP in the News

Wed, 04/19/2017  |  NJ.com

Rider University's faculty members overwhelmingly voted "no confidence" in university president Gregory Dell'Omo, criticizing his autocratic, top-down management style and a series of rash, unjustified actions. The AAUP chapter, composed of 500 full- and part-time faculty, librarians, coaches and athletic trainers, approved a resolution this week by a tally of 305 to 100.

Mon, 04/17/2017  |  Inside Higher Ed

Stanford University told Professor Michele Landis Dauber the university wouldn’t let her print image of Donald Trump -- from a recording where he talked about assaulting women -- for an academic conference Title IX conference. Amid growing attention, the university relented. Dauber said, "I'm disappointed that it took media reporting in order for the university to honor its obligation to protect faculty academic freedom." The AAUP's Joerg Tiede said he was concerned about Stanford's handling of the situation, which he said raised important academic freedom issues, adding, Stanford's claims that this would represent partisan activity by the institution are invalid.

Sat, 04/15/2017  |  Fresno Bee

A Fresno State lecturer’s tweet sparks debate about free speech, academic freedom and more.

Tue, 04/11/2017  |  Wall Street Journal

This year's AAUP survey and report shows that, adjusted for inflation, faculty salaries were nearly flat, and a gender-based pay gap persists at many schools.

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 AAUP endorsed the College for All Act, introduced this month by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Pramila Jayapal, which would make four-year public college free for families making less than $125,000 and make community college free for all. The College for All Act restores the promise that higher education is an accessible public good, not a privilege for the wealthy few.

This year's Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession is based on the largest faculty compensation survey in the United States. Beyond looking at faculty compensation based on rank, gender, and regional variation, it highlights state appropriations trends based on political control and examines the unsustainable practice of out-of-state students subsidizing state schools.

Full time faculty at Santa Fe Community College voted overwhelmingly today to form a union under the AAUP umbrella. As a result, approximately fifty full time faculty at the college will now be represented by the Santa Fe Community College-AAUP chapter.

The AAUP investigated the case of a part-time faculty member fired by Colorado’s Community College of Aurora in disregard of basic principles and standards of academic freedom.

In keeping with its mission to support principles of academic freedom and the quality of higher education in a free and democratic society, the AAUP Foundation welcomes grant applications from faculty impacted by the Trump Administration’s travel ban or by other threats to academic freedom. The next quarterly application deadline is March 31.

Announcements

On Wednesday, February 15, the AAUP will transition to an auto-attendant telephone system.

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.

E-mail Updates

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Upcoming Events

June 14, 2017 to June 18, 2017

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

July 27, 2017 to July 30, 2017

The 2017 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio.