Academic Professionals

From the General Secretary: What the AAUP Stands For

When the passenger next to me on a flight asks what I do for a living, I say I work for a nonprofit association. When he or she asks which one, I am tempted to answer, “The AARP.” One letter makes a big difference. Everyone knows what the AARP stands for. So what does the AAUP stand for?

Top Ten Workplace Issues for Faculty Members and Higher Education Professionals

Keeping track of these issues, both for yourself and for the people you work with, helps the entire office space feel less alienating.

Working Together

New York's United University Professions, an AAUP affiliate, bridges the divide between faculty and academic professionals.

That’s Not What Happened to Me

I was working on an essay recently about my experiences taking the GRE subject test in literature and what that test may say about English departments’ curricula. When I sent a draft of that essay to one of my colleagues, he pointed out that I generalized about other English departments’ curricula based on our own, which he argued is not typical. After several years of reading about higher education and writing occasional essays such as this one, I’m beginning to believe that we all generalize about academia based almost exclusively on our own experiences.

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