AAUP Updates

The AAUP joined with the American Council on Education and other higher education groups in submitting an amicus brief to the Supreme Court opposing the Trump administration’s most recent travel ban. The current iteration of the travel ban places restrictions on entry to the United States from citizens from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea, and Venezuela. The AAUP previously joined a Supreme Court amicus brief that supported the largely successful attempts to prevent enforcement of earlier iterations of the travel ban.

The data in this year’s AAUP Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession explores changes in faculty compensation, gender equity, and retirement security challenges for faculty.

The AAUP calls on our members and all faculty and students, on college and university administrators and trustees, and most of all on our political leaders to support broader sensible gun control measures like those proposed by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Upcoming Events

June 1, 2018 to June 2, 2018

A meeting of the AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

June 14, 2018 to June 17, 2018

The AAUP's 2018 Annual Conference on the State of Higher Education will focus on free speech on campus.

July 19, 2018 to July 22, 2018

The 2018 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute is coming to the University of New Hampshire in scenic Durham, New Hampshire July 19–22.

AAUP in the News

Thu, 04/19/2018  |  Chicago Tribune

Contingent faculty in Illinois are responding to instability and inadequate compensation with union activism. AAUP executive director Julie Schmid disagrees with claims that graduate student instructors should not have collective-bargaining rights because they are primarily students rather than employees.

Tue, 04/17/2018  |  Inside Higher Ed

The Labor Department has added online adjunct instructors and postdoctoral fellows to the category of academic workers ineligible for overtime pay. AAUP president Rudy Fichtenbaum said, “This is just a continuation of that rolling back [of protections for workers] and making sure that adjuncts continue to receive the same shitty pay they’ve been getting.”

Wed, 04/11/2018  |  Inside Higher Ed

Each year, AAUP’s analysis touches on different aspects of faculty pay. The new report discusses salary compression, or when professors at lower ranks are paid close to what higher-ranked professors are paid due to market and other differences at their points of hire.

Wed, 04/11/2018  |  Chronicle of Higher Education

A rise in the cost of living chipped away at salary gains by full-time faculty members in the 2017-18 academic year, according to new survey data published by the AAUP.

Thu, 04/05/2018  |  Michigan Radio

AAUP Council member and EMU accounting professor Howard Bunsis explains how Eastern Michigan University's controversial plan to cut four sports teams to save money will actually end up costing money. He says the only way for EMU to save money on sports is to switch the expensive football program from Division 1 to Division 2.

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Announcements

The AAUP election for four national officers and a total of fourteen additional Council members—four at-large positions, and one position in each of the ten geographical districts—closed on April 16 and results were announced on April 18.

Did you know that AAUP has an online career center to help colleges and universities connect with qualified applicants? 

See open positions and learn how to apply.