• 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 new 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, 09/29/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) asked university presidents, board members and faculty how well they feel shared governance is functioning on their campuses. The AGB's findings will be presented among many panels at the upcoming AAUP shared governance conference.

Wed, 09/28/2016  |  The Fordham Ram

In the midst of an ongoing dispute between the faculty senate and administration over the legality of the faculty salary imposition, the faculty senate sponsored a comprehensive analysis of Fordham’s financial condition directed by Dr. Howard Bunsis. Bunsis, the chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress. Bunsis delivered the presentation on Friday afternoon.

Tue, 09/27/2016  |  Portland State Vanguard

The Graduate Employees Union at Portland State University is working for a larger voice in their upcoming presidential search.

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

Over the Labor Day weekend, the administration of Long Island University (LIU) announced an unprecedented lockout of all 400 members of its Brooklyn campus faculty union in the midst of ongoing contract negotiations. The AAUP deplores this action and supports the right of the LIU Brooklyn faculty to collectively bargain in good faith with its administration.

The National Labor Relations Board found today that student assistants working at private institutions are statutory employees with the right to unionize under the National Labor Relations Act. The  AAUP had filed an amicus brief in this case. "Graduate employees deserve a seat at the table and a voice in higher education. Collective bargaining can provide that," says Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress.

The AAUP Foundation Board has approved funds to cover registration fees for up to six faculty members to attend the AAUP Shared Governance Conference and Workshops, with preference given to candidates who are likely to broaden the diversity of shared governance on their campuses. The conference will be held in Washington, DC, September 30-October 2, and applications for funding are due by September 15.

Announcements

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.

Did you know that AAUP has an online career center to help colleges and universities connect with qualified applicants? 

See position descriptions and learn how to apply.

AAUP Activists

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

Upcoming Events

October 18, 2016

This webinar will review AAUP principles that should be included in faculty handbooks and consider ways in which institutional regulations may fall short and need to be revised.

October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016

The AAUP Assembly of State Conferences will present a regional workshop series at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016

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