Frequently Asked Questions

Workplace Issues

The AAUP receives hundreds of inquiries on work-related issues.  We've compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. If you can't find your answer here, please also consult our issues section.

Informal Glossary of AAUP Terms and Abbreviations

Ever wonder what an AAUP term or abbreviation means? This informal glossary explains.

Financial Crisis FAQs

Most colleges and universities, and their faculties, are facing challenging financial situations. In a few cases the challenges are extraordinary. But in too many cases, administrations invoke the broader fiscal collapse in ways that exaggerate institutional conditions that are considerably less extreme. What can faculty do?

Faculty Speech after the 2016 Election

The AAUP and the American Federation of have prepared responses to frequently-asked questions about the impact of the 2016 election on faculty.

Border Searches

The AAUP's legal department has developed a list of responses to frequently asked questions regarding inspections of electronic devices by US border patrol officers.