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.

  • 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-CBC Spring Regional Meeting will be held at the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, April 18th.

  • The current issue focuses on reclaiming the narrative of higher education by improving faculty voice and giving professors a larger say in choosing institutional leadership. 

  • 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.

  • AAUP members will meet in Los Angeles, California on January 31 to share experiences and to brainstorm new strategies for building faculty power and leverage on their campuses.


The AAUP National Office will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving.

The AAUP commends the University of Oregon faculty senate on its stand against the administration’s attempt to subvert faculty governance and weaken academic standards as means to undermine a potential Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation's strike.

The AAUP's Committee on Teaching, Research, and Publications has developed a survey, and urges you to provide us with information about your institution and your experience with faculty teaching evaluations.

Show your support for restoring colleges and universities as a public good by signing the AAUP Centennial Declaration.

The AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom—a peer-reviewed, online, open access publication—seeks scholarly submissions for its 2015 volume.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Mon, 11/10/2014  |  U.S. News University
Tue, 11/04/2014  |  Texas State University Star
Thu, 10/30/2014  |  News & Record

Reclaiming Rutgers

A great example of an op-ed by a Rutgers chapter member as part of their ongoing contract campaign and campuswide coalition to “Reclaim Rutgers.”

"As Rutgers becomes increasingly privatized — only 20 percent of funding comes from the state — and adopts a for-profit business model for education, we must continually assess what effects this process is having on the standards of the education we provide," writes Charles G. Häberl, associate professor and chairman of the African, Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Literatures at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

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 Strike Averted

On October 5, a  tentative agreement was reached and will be recommended by the negotiation team to the membership.

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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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