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.


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.

This accomplishment assures equitable access to health insurance, which will profoundly affect the lives of dedicated adjuncts, many of whom have been teaching core courses for decades. Qualified CUNY adjuncts will now be able to receive their basic health insurance through the City Health Benefits Program, on an equitable basis with full-time CUNY employees

The Association’s 2014 Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2015.

For colleges and universities, federal recognition of their accrediting body is essential. Federal student loans are available only to students attending institutions that have been accredited by a federally recognized accrediting body. Read the ISU AAUP Chapter's press release to learn more.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

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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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2014 Summer Institute photos

Photos from the 2014 AAUP/AAUP-CBC Summer Institute are now available on the AAUP's Flickr site.

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.

“This is a great victory for academic labor, as this group of faculty stood up for collective bargaining at a major research university,” said Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress, “By working collectively, the students, faculty, and university will benefit from this group of faculty having a voice in the process and a seat at the table.”

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