June Vote on Changes to AAUP Organizational Structure

The AAUP Council and the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress Executive Committee met March 29–30 and overwhelmingly approved detailed draft revisions to governing documents and other policies that will streamline our shared organizational structure if approved by the AAUP annual meeting and AAUP-CBC regular meeting in June 2019.

Following a vote in November to move forward with structural changes, the governing bodies had directed the drafting of these revisions for their review. 

The recommendation to pursue structural changes grows out of the shared priorities of the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC. The proposed organizational changes reflect the shared vision of the AAUP and AAUP-CBC leadership that we are one profession united in our defense of the AAUP’s core principles of academic freedom, economic security, and shared governance for all those who teach and research in higher education, and in our commitment to higher education as a common good.

Elements of the proposed changes will be voted on at the June 2019 AAUP annual meeting and AAUP-CBC regular meeting. A formal notice about the meeting will be sent out within the next few weeks. We are continuing outreach to chapters and conferences ahead of the meeting and the meeting itself will include opportunities to discuss the proposals, as well as additional business sessions regarding these changes. We are also planning to hold tele-town halls and webinars both prior to the June meeting and, assuming passage of these changes, after the meeting.

You can find additional information about proposed restructuring here.

Publication Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2019