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.

  • Registration for the 2016 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute in Portland, Oregon, is now open! Join your colleagues for four days of workshops and special programs July 21-24 to build your advocacy skills.

  • Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the AAUP's Shared Governance Conference and Workshops, to be held September 30-October 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. For details, see the call for proposals.

  • Registration for the AAUP Annual Conference is now open! The conference focuses this year on racial, labor, and social justice in higher ed. Online registration ends May 30.

  • Just released! Our survey includes data on over 375,000 full-time faculty, making it the largest independent faculty compensation survey in the US. This year, for the first time, the survey includes data about faculty in part-time positions.

  • 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.


In an election this week, the vast majority of eighty-one part-time and full-time faculty at the AFI Conservatory voted to form a union for collective bargaining with the AAUP.

Today, tenured and tenure-track faculty at Northern Illinois University filed with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board to form a new union affiliated with the AAUP. It will represent more than six hundred faculty members at NIU.

In an election held this week, a majority of the one hundred seventy-four tenured and tenure-track faculty members at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire voted to form a union for collective bargaining with the AAUP.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Strike Solidarity

AAUP-CBC chair Howard Bunsis, on the picket line with striking contingent faculty members of the AAUP/IFT/AFT chapter at the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, talks about why listening to the faculty voice benefits students and the university as a whole.

Summer Institute

AAUP members come together each summer for an intensive, four-day Summer Institute. The 2016 AAUP-CBC Summer Institute will take place at Portland State University in Oregon, July 21-24.