AAUP COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CONGRESS

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-CBC annual meeting and dinner will be held in conjunction with the 2015 AAUP Annual Conference on Thursday, June 11. The event is open to members of AAUP-CBC chapters only.

  • Join us at the 2015 Summer Institute, cosponsored by the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC, for an intensive, four-day series of workshops and seminars held at the University of Denver from July 23 to July 26.

  • 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 current issue focuses on the AAUP's centennial and looks back at the Association’s work over the past century.

  • 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 & AAUP-CBC Updates

The National AAUP's main switchboard is temporarily down. You can still reach us by dialing your party's extension or by e-mail. See our list of extensions and e-mails.

The administration of NYU has maintained that its Abu Dhabi campus will observe the AAUP’s principles on academic freedom and that all faculty and students will be free to enter and leave the country without undue restriction. Professor Ross’s experience raises considerable doubt about these claims.

It is AAUP practice to share confidential preliminary drafts of investigative reports with key parties, including the administration of the institution under investigation. The purpose is to solicit comments and corrections so the final report will be as fair and accurate as possible. MD Anderson has taken the unusual step of releasing such a report to the media.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Fri, 03/27/2015  |  Inside Higher Ed
Tue, 03/24/2015  |  Columbus Dispatch
Tue, 03/24/2015  |  Socialist Worker
Thu, 03/19/2015  |  McClatchy Washington Bureau
Tue, 03/17/2015  |  Cornell Daily Sun‎
Tue, 03/17/2015  |  New York Times

CBC Webinars

To help members acquire the resources and skills necessary to lead the fight for faculty rights, the AAUP and the AAUP-CBC have developed a series of online training webinars. Each webinar includes a presentation with a slideshow and a question-and-answer session with the presenter.

Members now have access to previous webinars, including recordings, presentation slides, and handouts. Topics covered include: arbitration, faculty handbooks, working with the media, how to obtain pertinent information, contingent appointments and faculty governance, and more. 

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National Adjunct Walkout Day

Dozens of AAUP chapters conducted tabling, held teach-ins, lobby days, films screenings, and other activities as part of National Adjunct Walkout Day on February 25. 

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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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