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 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.


“The dismissal of Professor Salaita has roiled the UIUC community and much of academia; it is one of the more significant violations of academic freedom this decade," said Henry Reichman.

In a mail-in vote, affiliated faculty voted 184-3 to ratify a new contract. The new collectively bargained contract includes up to a 30% increase in some faculty’s pay, doubles professional development funding awards, and provides better job security.

The AAUP Faculty Compensation Survey is the only survey of its kind to include extensive information on benefits as well as salary.  This collaboration provides access to the most up-to-date data available on salary and benefits for the 2014–2015 academic year.

The AAUP recently signed on to public comments that seek to allow faculty members to access and use copyrighted audiovisual materials more easily.

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Wed, 05/27/2015  |  Professors Face Long Odds in Court Battles Over Speech Rights
Fri, 05/22/2015  |  ABC News
Thu, 05/21/2015  |  London Times Higher Education Supplement
Tue, 05/19/2015  |  CBS Moneywatch
Tue, 05/19/2015  |  Business Standard India

Emerson Adjuncts Ratify New Contract

“It’s another solid win for contingent faculty in our city and AAUP nationally,” said David Kociemba, president of the AFEC-AAUP and member of the national AAUP’s committee on Contingency and the Profession. “We hope that our fellow AAUP union members at Suffolk University and other faculty unions at Boston University and Northeastern University can build on this foundation in negotiations this summer.” Pictured: Brian McNeil AFEC-AAUP VP (on right) and vote counter, Barry Marshall.

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Ohio Faculty Fighting for Union Rights

Faculty in Ohio fought to retain their rights in the face of anti-union legislation introduced in the state. The legislation revived an attack on unions that was roundly defeated by Ohio voters in 2011. Above, faculty at Wright State University filled the university president’s office while the AAUP-WSU chapter president met with the university president, David Hopkins. Update: The House Finance Committee passed Sub. HB 64 without the language that would have stripped faculty of their collective bargaining rights.

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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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