• The AAUP will hold its Shared Governance Conference and Workshops September 30-October 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. Register now.

  • 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, 08/25/2016  |  Fort Collins Coloradoan

Colorado State University president and chancellor Tony Frank's salary was padded by a $100,000 bonus earlier this month, though his compensation still trails the head football and basketball coaches. Tim McGettigan, AAUP member and sociology professor, previously took up the topic of administrative bloat at CSU here

Wed, 08/24/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that graduate research and teaching assistants are entitled to collective bargaining under the National Labor Relations Act. 

Tue, 08/23/2016  |  MLive

Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Central Michigan spent a combined $72.6 million in institutional funds to pay for athletics in 2015. "This is real money we're talking about, money that many of these students are going to pay back, with interest," said Lisa Minnick, president of WMU's AAUP chapter. "It means that students are taking out larger loans, not for educational purposes but to help subsidize the football program."

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

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.

The AAUP celebrates the University of Northern Iowa's faculty union and administration accord on salary equity.

Announcements

Following an announcement earlier this year about a new subscription model for Academe ​magazine, the AAUP sent members instructions by e-mail on February 9 and May 5 about how to opt in to a print subscription by visiting this opt-in page and entering AAUP website usernames and passwords, included in the e-mail notification. 

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 at the 2015 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute in Denver. More photos on Flickr

Upcoming Events

September 30, 2016 to October 2, 2016

Register today! 

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.