2018 Election Information

Nominations Invited for 2018 Elections

The Association’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election as officers of the AAUP, and as members of the AAUP’s governing Council, in spring 2018. Nominations are due by Thursday, December 14, 2017.

All members of the Association in good standing, with the exception of associate members, are eligible to be elected to officer and Council positions and to nominate other eligible members. The committee seeks a diverse group of candidates with experience in the AAUP at the local, state, or national level.

Four officer positions are open for election to two-year terms: president, first vice president, second vice president, and secretary-treasurer.

Fourteen Council positions are open for election to four-year terms: one Council position in each geographical district, and four at-large Council positions.

If you wish to nominate yourself to an officer or Council position OR to nominate another eligible member, you must submit the following information to the Nominating Committee by December 14:

1. The position for which the individual is being nominated.

2. The name, institution, and e-mail address of the individual being nominated.

3. The name, institution, and e-mail address of the individual making the nomination (if not self-nominating).

In addition, endorsements by letter and/or e-mail message from at least six AAUP members (one of whom may be the nominee) must also be presented to the Nominating Committee by December 14. Endorsements must cite the specific position for which the individual is being endorsed and the name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address of the endorser. [NOTE: Nominees to a District Council position must be endorsed by at least six eligible members employed in that district.] To ensure that all six required endorsements arrive by the December 14 deadline, we encourage potential candidates (or those acting on their behalf) to collect and submit them together in one letter or e-mail message.

The nominations process is set forth in the AAUP Constitution and in the AAUP Election Rules.

The Nominating Committee will submit its final report to the Council by December 21. All proposed nominees who meet the eligibility requirements will have their names included on the ballot for the spring 2018 elections.

Please send nominations by e-mail message to nominations@aaup.org or by surface mail to AAUP Nominating Committee, 1133 19th St. NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036.

Council districts are as follows:

I. Arizona, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah;

II. Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming; 

III. Michigan;

IV. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin;

V. Alabama, Arkansas, Canada, District of Columbia, Florida, Foreign, Georgia, Guam, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia;

VI. Ohio;

VII. New Jersey;

VIII. New York;

IX. Connecticut;

X. Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.