The AAUP-CBC is the umbrella organization for unionized AAUP chapters. We promote organizing among tenure-line and contingent faculty, academic professionals, and graduate employees and provide support to member chapters as they work to protect shared governance and academic freedom, to uphold professional standards and values, and to promote quality higher education.

  • The new volume, edited by Jennifer H. Ruth, examines the status of academic freedom in Hong Kong, India, and Africa; historical, theoretical, and practical notions of academic freedom; and the 1960s Genovese affair at Rutgers University.

  • The current issue of Academe considers the competing priorities of higher education. Articles address the growing threat of corporatization, pressures on faculty to perform and conform, and the potential for institutions to better serve our communities and our planet.

  • This issue of the Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors features academic freedom and tenure investigative reports, governance investigative reports, a report on Title IX, annual reports, and other business documents.

  • 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.


The AAUP will formally investigate the dismissal of a part-time (adjunct) professor at the Community College of Aurora in Colorado. The investigation will examine the facts of the case to determine whether widely accepted principles of academic freedom, necessary for educational quality, have been violated.

Rudy Fichtenbaum, president of the American Association of University Professors, and Howard Bunsis, chair of the AAUP Collective Bargaining Congress issued a solidarity statement supporting colleagues in Association of Pennsylvania State Colleges and University Faculties (APSCUF) in their struggle for a fair contract and ensuring quality education in Pennsylvania.

Today, the AAUP urged the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia to conduct a national search for the president of Kennesaw State University with full participation from faculty. The letter points out the board of regents' decision to recommend the appointment of attorney general Samuel Olens without a full search or faculty input is at odds with widely observed principles of academic governance. 

AAUP & AAUP-CBC in the News

Sat, 10/15/2016  |  TribLIVE
Fri, 10/14/2016  |  Miami Valley Full Employment Council
Thu, 09/29/2016  |  Inside Higher Ed
Wed, 09/28/2016  |  The Fordham Ram
Tue, 09/27/2016  |  Portland State Vanguard
Thu, 09/22/2016  |  Berkeley Beacon
Wed, 09/21/2016  |  The North Wind: Northern Michigan University
Tue, 09/20/2016  |  Iowa City Press-Citizen
Mon, 09/19/2016  |  Chemical & Engineering News

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Unlike many other unions, the AAUP-CBC encourages grassroots, member-led union chapters. Your support for your local could not be more important. Here are some possible ways to participate. 

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