2020 Organizational Restructuring

As of January 1, 2020, the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress was folded into the AAUP and its former programs became programs of the AAUP.  This streamlined our governance and organizational structure to ensure that we are using our resources to support our chapters and conferences. In June 2019, both the AAUP annual meeting and the AAUP-CBC regular meeting voted overwhelmingly to proceed with a package of changes that combined the AAUP-CBC and the AAUP.

The 105th AAUP Annual Meeting was held on June 15, 2019. The meeting voted on organizational changes, including proposed amendments to the AAUP Constitution. The proposed organizational changes were a package and required approval of two motions by the AAUP annual meeting and one, dissolving the AAUP-CBC, by the AAUP-CBC regular meeting. A Joint Resolution provided the language of the motions and states that they must be adopted in toto, without revision or amendment, by their respective memberships or none would be implemented. Thus, if any of the motions had failed to pass as proposed, any remaining motions would not have been voted upon and any motions that had passed would not become effective.

Organizational changes approved by the AAUP annual meeting included the following (see the Joint Resolution for exact motion language).

  • Amendments to the AAUP Constitution codifying changes directed by the AAUP Council and the AAUP-CBC Executive Committee in November 2018.
  • A Constitutional Amendment Proviso establishing the transitional leadership structure for the newly combined organization.
  • A recommendation to roll AAUP-CBC dues into AAUP collective bargaining dues, effective January 1, 2020. This resulted in a one-time increase of $23 for the full-time, entrant, and associate categories of AAUP collective bargaining dues and a one-time increase of $10 for part-time and graduate student AAUP collective bargaining dues. The AAUP-CBC was dissolved and therefore CBC dues were no longer collected effective January 1, 2020.

These recommendations grew out of the shared priorities and organizational vision of the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC. The AAUP and AAUP-CBC elected leadership believes that we are one profession, regardless of institution type, tenure status, rank, job title, or collective bargaining status. We are strongest when we focus on building and supporting chapters and empowering our members to effect change at the campus level. We are excited about these changes and believe that they will result in a stronger AAUP, one that is best situated to thrive for another hundred years.

The annual meeting included opportunities to discuss the proposals, as well as additional business sessions regarding restructuring planning. We also had a series of opportunities to hear from members and to answer questions. 

We believe that these changes result in a smarter, more responsive AAUP, one that embraces the One Faculty model.

Amendments to the AAUP Constitution

AAUP Constitution with Proposed Amendments Marked (approved June 15, 2019)

AAUP Constitution with Proposed Amendments Incorporated (approved June 15, 2019)

Description of proposed amendments to the AAUP Constitution