2019 AAUP Updates

05.23.2019 | AAUP 2019 Awards To Honor Outstanding Faculty Activists

At the AAUP's annual conference three people will be honored for their extraordinary dedication and accomplishments as faculty activists. The AAUP's Georgina M. Smith Award will go to Jennifer K. Kerns of Portland State University and Christine Blasey Ford of Palo Alto University. The AAUP-CBC Marilyn Sternberg Award will go to Noeleen McIlvenna of Wright State University. The AAUP's Outstanding Achievement Award will go to the AAUP-Wright State University chapter.

05.09.2019 | Annual Report on the Economic Status of the Profession

This year’s report provides an overview of the results of the 2018–19 AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey. It includes figures and tables documenting changes since the 2008–09 academic year in the proportion of full professors who are women, the breakdown of full-time faculty by gender and academic rank, and women faculty’s average full-time salary compared to men’s. The report also explores some of the improved data on part-time faculty pay, and includes a new table showing retirement and health insurance contributions for part-time faculty.

05.08.2019 | Unacceptable Conditions for Academic Governance at Vermont Law School

The AAUP released a report of an investigation of issues of academic governance at Vermont Law School (VLS), the state’s only legal education institution, finding unacceptable conditions of academic governance prevail at the law school.

04.10.2019 | Full-Time Faculty Salaries Barely Outpace Inflation for Third Consecutive Year

The results of the AAUP's annual Faculty Compensation Survey show that, on average, salaries for full-time faculty members at US colleges and universities are 2 percent higher in 2018-19 than they were in the preceding academic year. The third successive year that increases in average full-time faculty salaries have barely outpaced inflation.

04.01.2019 | 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.

03.21.2019 | Response To President Trump's Executive Order On Denial of Research Funds

A response from Julie Schmid, AAUP executive director, on President Trump's executive order that would deny federal research funds to colleges and universities that do not "support free speech."

03.20.2019 | Hewlett Foundation Support for Committee A

The AAUP Foundation received a $150,000 three-year grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to fund costs associated with fall meetings and reports for the AAUP’s standing Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

03.07.2019 | Report Finds Partisan Ideology and Political Ambition Motivated Changes at Maricopa Community Colleges

The AAUP released a governance investigation report about the Maricopa Community Colleges district governing board’s decisions to repeal the entire faculty manual, put restrictions on the faculty’s participation in institutional decision making, and terminate a “meet-and-confer” process. Investigators found evidence which strongly suggests that the board’s intervention was an engineered performance of political theater motivated by partisan ideology.

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