One Faculty

The One Faculty campaign grew out of the AAUP's long history as an organization seeking to improve working conditions, shared governance, economic security, and academic freedom for all those who teach and do research in our universities and colleges. We believe that these issues are important to all faculty, including full- and part-time non-tenure-track faculty, and those who are on the tenure-track.

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.

Especially now, when we are facing administrative bloat, increased attacks on academic freedom, and a further narrowing of options for faculty governance, it is essential that we stand together as One Faculty. When we speak and act with one voice, we demonstrate our commitment to our profession, our students, and one another. Working together through our chapters and state conferences results in more equitable handbook and contract language, more robust shared governance, and better educational policies. Join with us to improve working conditions for everyone doing our work. For more information, call or e-mail the AAUP’s Department of Organizing.

The tools below are for AAUP members and require your member login.

General Guidance and Tools

One Faculty Principles
Negotiating Policies
Organizing Toolkit

Specific Topics

We are compiling and analyzing information on provisions of collective bargaining agreements and faculty handbooks of particular relevance to part- and full-time non-tenure-track faculty. We post information as we compile it, so what you see below is a work in progress.

Appointments and Reappointments
Conversion of Appointment Type
Retirement
Governance Participation
Academic Freedom 
Working Conditions
Resisting Increased Contingency
Health and Safety

Read more about contingency.