The AAUP-CBC supports unionization as the most effective means for academic employees to protect shared governance and academic freedom, to uphold professional standards and values, and to promote higher education as an investment in our common future.

  • The AAUP has turned 100! Over the next two years, we will celebrate the Association’s work to defend academic freedom and look ahead to the next century.

  • Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships, an AAUP report published in book form by the AAUP Foundation, is now available for purchase from booksellers and the University of Illinois Press.

  • AAUP members will meet in New Haven on October 11 to share experiences and to brainstorm new strategies for building faculty power and leverage on their campuses.

  • In addition to annual reports, updated lists of officers and AAUP committee lists, this year’s Bulletin contains a case report of an investigation that led to censure as well as four new or revised policy documents.


Were pleased to welcome Michael Bérubé, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and the director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, as guest editor for the next volume of the AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom.

The AAUP's Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure's new  report discusses the current threat to academic freedom in the classroom that comes from a demand that teachers provide warnings in advance if assigned material contains anything that might trigger difficult emotional responses for students.

Rider AAUP Chief Negotiator Jeff Halpern believes that the show of force will demonstrate that the faculty are willing to stand united even if a strike is called. Halpern hopes that a sensible agreement can be reached and a strike can be avoided.

Actions taken against professor Steven Salaita appear to amount to summary dismissal, which is categorically inimical to academic freedom and due process, says a letter sent today to UIUC chancellor Phyllis Wise.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Tue, 09/30/2014  |  Cincinnati Enquirer
Mon, 09/29/2014  |  Inside Higher Ed
Mon, 09/22/2014  |  U.S. News & World Report
Fri, 09/19/2014  |  NMU North Wind

Expanded Healthcare for CUNY Adjuncts

The Professional Staff Congress and The City University of New York have reached a landmark agreement with the City of New York on inclusion of eligible CUNY adjuncts in the New York City Health Benefits Program. The agreement provides regularized health insurance for an important part of the CUNY teaching workforce and contributes to stabilizing the finances of the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund.

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UIUC Unity Rally

Members at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign came together on September 11 to support their non-tenure-track colleagues (and new union members!) at a Unity Rally!


Rider Faculty Show Solidarity

Rider University faculty walk together in a silent protest of draconian proposals put forth by the administration.

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A Powerful Faculty Weapon

"In a Fight for More Funds, Professors Quantify Colleges’ Neglect of Instruction" explains how AAUP budget analyses by AAUP-CBC Chair Howard Bunsis and AAUP President Rudy Fichtenbaum have emerged as a powerful weapon for faculty members battling administrators over spending.

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New Non-tenure Track Faculty Union

Nearly 500 non-tenure track (NTT) faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) won a major victory by forming a union, which was certified yesterday by the labor relations board. This win is part of a trend in higher education where faculties are pushing back against college administrators turning university teaching into an unstable, temporary job.

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