AAUP Updates

The AAUP urges the governing board of the Maricopa Community College District in Arizona to rescind unilateral changes to governance that severely limit the participation of faculty. 

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.

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, 04/26/2018  |  Gazette

The AAUP's Committee on College and University Governance has voted to recommend the University of Iowa's removal from the AAUP's list of sanctioned institutions because of improvements in shared governance in the two years since the secretive hiring of president Bruce Harreld led to a sanction vote. AAUP members will vote on the committee's recommendation at their June annual meeting. AAUP senior program officer Hans-Joerg Tiede said, “Every time an institution is removed from the sanction or censure list, it confirms the importance of the standards that we advocate for.”

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.

E-mail Updates

 

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.