• The new volume, edited by Jennifer H. Ruth, examines the status of academic freedom in Hong Kong, India, and Africa; historical, theoretical, and practical notions of academic freedom; and the 1960s Genovese affair at Rutgers University.

  • The current issue of Academe considers the competing priorities of higher education. Articles address the growing threat of corporatization, pressures on faculty to perform and conform, and the potential for institutions to better serve our communities and our planet.

  • This issue of the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors features academic freedom and tenure investigative reports, governance investigative reports, a report on Title IX, annual reports, and other business documents.

  • 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

Thu, 10/27/2016  |  Politico Magazine

At Liberty University, Donald Trump's candidacy has spurred debates about free speech and free inquiry on campus. The AAUP's Joerg Tiede points out media policies that prohibit faculty from speaking with the press constitute “an interference in faculty members’ academic freedom,” and are another reason more professors should have tenure. Tiede says, “We certainly define academic freedom [to include] the freedom to speak to the press."

Wed, 10/26/2016  |  Aurora Sentinel

The AAUP is investigating the firing of Nathanial Bork, an adjunct philosophy professor at Community College of Aurora.

Tue, 10/25/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed

A book offers critiques of using big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” David Hughes, Rutgers AAUP-AFT president, asks, “What consequences might flow from such a warped set of metrics?" 


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AAUP Updates

The AAUP will formally investigate the dismissal of a part-time (adjunct) professor at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado. The investigation will examine the facts of the case to determine whether widely accepted principles of academic freedom, necessary for educational quality, have been violated.

Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the American Association of University Professors, and Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress issued a solidarity statement supporting colleagues in Association of Pennsylvania State Colleges and University Faculties (APSCUF) in their struggle for a fair contract and ensuring quality education in Pennsylvania.

Today, the AAUP urged the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to conduct a national search for the president of Kennesaw State University with full participation from faculty. The letter points out the board of regents' decision to recommend the appointment of attorney general Samuel Olens without a full search or faculty input is at odds with widely observed principles of academic governance. 


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.

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AAUP Activists

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

Upcoming Events

October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016

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

November 18, 2016

A meeting of the AAUP's Executive Committee.

November 19, 2016 to November 20, 2016

A meeting of the AAUP Council.