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 new issue of Academe looks ahead to the AAUP's second century as a voice for scholars on campus and in the public sphere. 

  • The 2015 volume, edited by Michael Bérubé, examines academic freedom issues relating to the Steven Salaita case, unionization, Catholic institutions, IRBs, Title IX, and more. 

  • Our survey includes data on more than 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the United States. And it is the only survey of its kind to include extensive information on benefits.

  • 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.


The AAUP's national office is closing early on Wednesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will close at 3 pm Wednesday and reopen on Monday, November 30. Happy Thanksgiving!

In a statement issued today, the AAUP and three other groups support efforts to make college campuses as safe and weapon-free as possible. We oppose “campus carry” laws and encourage colleges and universities to embrace critical incident planning that includes faculty and staff and to advise all faculty and staff of these plans. 

Long-serving full-time faculty members on renewable term appointments should be afforded the same procedural protections against involuntary separation as tenured faculty members.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

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EMU-AAUP Reaches Tentative Contract Agreement

EMU-‐AAUP President Susan Moeller, who was the chief negotiator for the AAUP, said: “We are very pleased with this agreement, as both sides made compromises to arrive at an agreement that is beneficial to the faculty, students, and administration. There was a spirit of cooperation throughout the negotiations, and for the second straight negotiation, we were able to complete the process several weeks before the contract expired.”

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Summer Institute

More than 270 AAUP members and academic activists came together July 23–26 for an intensive, four-day Summer Institute in Denver.Topics offered included bargaining basics, strategic use of grievances, administering collective bargaining contracts, organizing for power, building and running AAUP chapters, understanding institutional finances, and forging partnerships and alliances on campus.

“As a first time participant, I was impressed by how each session was rigorous and fun at the same time. They were full of great information, and there was much friendly and helpful discussion. As someone new to academia and the AAUP, I had a lot to learn, although I was pleasantly surprised to find that there was already a lot I could contribute. I feel much more confident now as a union board member at my institution and I hope to bring the knowledge and enthusiasm I found at the Summer Institute back to campus!” --Leonore Fleming, Utica College (pictured above)

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