The Redbook

Now available!

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, in some instances formulated in cooperation with other educational organizations. 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.

The new edition has been thoroughly updated and reorganized thematically. Brief historical introductions have been added to each section, along with an introductory essay on incorporating AAUP principles into faculty handbooks. 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.

Contents of the eleventh edition Redbook.

Ordering Information

The eleventh edition of the Redbook can be ordered from Johns Hopkins University Press, which publishes and distributes this volume for the AAUP. 

Hardcover and e-book versions of the Redbook can now be ordered through the Johns Hopkins University Press website. 

Hardback, 432 pages. Also comes as an E-book. No paperback copies will be available.
ISBN: 9781421416373
January 2015

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