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The Redbook

The AAUP's Policy Documents and Reports (widely known as the "Redbook" because of the color of its cover) presents in convenient format a wide range of policies. The current edition, the eleventh, includes basic statements on academic freedom, tenure, and due process; academic governance; professional ethics; research and teaching; online and distance education; intellectual property; discrimination; collective bargaining; accreditation; and students' rights and freedoms. Among the eighteen new reports included in this edition are statements on academic freedom and outside speakers; campus sexual assault; the inclusion of faculty on contingent appointments in academic governance; and salary-setting practices that unfairly disadvantage women faculty.

An introductory essay discusses how to incorporate AAUP principles into faculty handbooks. See the table of contents.

Ordering Information

Hardcover and e-book versions of the eleventh edition of the Redbook can be ordered from Johns Hopkins University Press, which publishes and distributes this volume for the AAUP. To order, visit For questions or assistance, call 410-516-6965 or 800-537-5487, or fax 410-516-6998.

AAUP members are entitled to a 30% discount off of the cover price of $52 for purchases made directly through the Johns Hopkins University Press website. Just use the code HWUP at check-out to receive your discount.