• For the AAUP's June 14–18 conference, we invite proposals for presentations focused on student rights and freedoms. Possible topics include classroom rights, student activism, the student press, and more. Proposals are due by December 13.

  • The new issue of Academe focuses on race on campus and includes articles addressing issues related to student activism, implicit bias in the classroom, teaching the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the impact of austerity measures on higher education. 

  • The Journal is now accepting submissions for the 2017 volume through January 31, 2017.  We welcome scholarly articles on the status of academic freedom today, especially those exploring globalization, "civility," or the economics of academic freedom.

  • Our survey includes data on over 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the US. This year, for the first time, the survey includes data about faculty in part-time positions.

  • 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.

AAUP in the News

Wed, 12/07/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed

University of Wisconsin Regents are proposing a revision to posttenure review policies to require an "independent review" by a dean, provost, chancellor, or designee. David Vanness of the UW-Madison AAUP warned of “enormous and unchecked power that could easily be applied to pressure faculty into behaving in a matter that is considered politically acceptable. Its use, or even threat of its use, could have a chilling effect on research and teaching activities.”

Tue, 11/29/2016  |  The State

Clemson University issued a statement defending the free speech of two of its faculty members, who are among three in South Carolina added to Turning Point USA's "Professor Watchlist." Brandon Inabinet, South Carolina AAUP conference president, warned about the list's impact on both faculty and students, commenting "If lists like this are used to find professors that agree with a student’s viewpoints, it really defeats the purpose of what a university is about.” 

Mon, 11/28/2016  |  New York Times

A new website accuses about 200 college professors of advancing “leftist propaganda in the classroom” and discriminating against conservative students. The AAUP's Joerg Tiede said, “There is a continuing cycle of these sorts of things. They serve the same purpose: to intimidate individuals from speaking plainly in their classrooms or in their publications," adding the site could be used to harass professors or sabotage them from gaining jobs or promotions.

Resources

  • Academe Magazine
    Feature articles, columns, and book reviews exploring developments in higher education.
  • Redbook
    The AAUP's key reports and policy documents.
  • Salary Survey
    The AAUP's annual report on faculty compensation.
  • Guidebooks
    Advice on navigating faculty handbooks, the FMLA, and more.

AAUP Updates

The American Association of University Professors, the College Media Association, the National Coalition Against Censorship, and the Student Press Law Center released a report, Threats to the Independence of Student Media, shining a light on threats to student media and reaffirming and expanding upon basic principles of a free student press.

We condemn the spike in hate crimes and harassment on campus since the election. We call on faculty and administrators to speak out against them and to support all efforts to ensure that campus communities are welcoming and inclusive, including through the establishment of sanctuary campuses to protect undocumented students.

The American Association of University Professors joined the American Federation of Teachers, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and more than 100 other organizations in a letter calling on president-elect Donald Trump to denounce acts of hate on college campuses and elsewhere.

Announcements

The AAUP’s Assembly of State Conferences (ASC) is seeking nominations for one of the member-at-la

As of July 2016, AAUP members who wish to receive a print subscription to Academe ​magazine must opt in to do so, at no charge. Those who do not opt in to print will receive an electronic subscription by default. To opt in, you will need to enter your AAUP website login information here: opt-in page.

For its next volume, the AAUP’s Journal of Academic Freedom seeks scholarly articles exploring the status of academic freedom as concept and reality today. Submissions are due by January 31.

E-mail Updates

AAUP Activists

Participants in the AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute. More photos on Flickr

Upcoming Events

February 25, 2017 to February 26, 2017

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

June 2, 2017 to June 3, 2017

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